Science Trends: Thirsty Reservoirs - The Water Footprint Of Hydroelectric Dam Construction

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Freshwater availability is limited. During many periods of the year and in many places around the world, the demand for freshwater for human use exceeds what is sustainably available, while growing populations, increasing wealth, and climate change all aggravate the already dire current status.


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Period5 Mar 2018

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  • TitleThirsty Reservoirs: The Water Footprint Of Hydroelectric Dam Construction
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Trends
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    PersonsRick Hogeboom


  • water footprint
  • reservoirs
  • hydropower
  • hydroelectricity
  • irrigation
  • dams