UN report: Rising global energy demand stresses fresh water resources

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People who lack of access to water and sanitation were often the ones who are short of energy.

Demand for electricity is expected to rise by 70 percent by 2035


The increasing global energy demand will strain the world's fresh water resources in the coming decade, especially in developing and emerging economies, said the 2014 World Water Development Report launched in Tokyo on Friday.

This UN-Water flagship report, produced and coordinated by the World Water Assessment Program of UNESCO, was released during an official UN ceremony of 2014 World Water Day held at Tokyo's United Nations University.  "The 2014 World Water Development Report sh...


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