09 Jun '11, 1pm

#sustainag Climate change will cut water for farmers: UN: Straits Times Climate change will cut water for farmers: UN

#sustainag Climate change will cut water for farmers: UN: Straits Times Climate change will cut water for farmers: UN

The UN food agency on Thursday warned climate change will restrict the availability of water for farming in decades to come. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ROME - THE UN food agency on Thursday warned climate change will restrict the availability of water for farming in decades to come, including in the Mediterranean region, and urged governments to take action. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said climate change will reduce river runoff and aquifer recharges, adding that the loss of glaciers 'will eventually impact the amount of surface water available.' The report said that in Asia 'large areas of irrigated land that rely on snowmelt and mountain glaciers for water will also be affected.' 'Heavily populated river deltas are at risk from a combination of reduced water flows, increased sanity and rising sea levels,' it added. FAO also found that while increased ...

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