Engineering professor predicts 50 years to a global water shortage
May 5, 2009
At a conference called "The Future of Water for Food"
at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Harvard University engineering professor Peter Rogers
was quoted as saying that the world would face freshwater shortages
on a scale that could threaten food supplies within the next half-century. Rogers has issued similar warnings elsewhere, including in "Scientific American" last August
. The issue is of considerable importance to Nebraska, since agriculture is a large share of the state's economy
, and crop production in turn consumes the vast majority of the state's water
through irrigation. The conference served as the unveiling for the Global Water Institute
, which will be headquartered at UNL.
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last revised May 2009