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VNR: Southern Europe: Water and Agriculture

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Only fresh water can be utilised by humans, whether as drinking water or to water crops and fields. But, apart from ice and deep groundwater, fresh water represents only some 1.0% of the total water available on earth and its distribution varies greatly from one part of the world to another. Concerned about such a precarious situation the European Union (EU) has taken steps to promote a more efficient use of water resources.

Type: Video news release   Reference: I-044381   Date: 01/06/2003   Duration: 08:26 Location: Spain  
Languages: ORIGINAL, ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS

Tags: Agricultural farming | Consumer policy | Environmental protection | Water
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