Newly discovered undersea tremendous freshwater resources

Newly discovered undersea freshwater resources are extracted from the ground of the twentieth century the world 100 times the amount of fresh water, which means offspring or to ease the water crisis, water shortages will reduce the impact of drought and the mainland.
Newly discovered undersea tremendous freshwater resources

Australian researchers found that the seabed of the continental shelf of a vast reservoir of fresh water resources to supply future generations to use

According to the British Daily Mail reported that Australian researchers noted that Australia, China, North America and South Africa, the continental shelf seabed found 500,000 cubic kilometers of fresh water resources.

UN-Water organizational assessment that over the past century, an increase in water consumption is twice the population growth, the water crisis has become an issue can not be ignored. The first author of the study, Flinders University, Australia, Vincent – Post (Vincent Post) said: “The newly discovered freshwater resources in the seabed of the twentieth century the number of the world’s fresh water drawn from underground 100 times, which means that future generations or to ease the water crisis will reduce the impact of drought and water shortages continent. ”

Since agricultural irrigation and meat production, global water consumption is twice the increase of the twentieth century population growth, there is a global shortage of water Sichengyishang population, the United Nations organizational assessment of water resources, said that by 2030, the world will have 47% of the population serious water shortages.

Post pointed out that he was in the study of undersea natural gas and oil exploration submarine accidentally discovered tremendous freshwater layer, but the high cost of future seabed mining these freshwater resources, the need for advanced technology to avoid contamination of water resources.

The study, published in “Nature” magazine recently published.

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