According to data Will and HaHyung found, of all the water on earth only 1.6% is readily available as freshwater. Consider that 70% of this 1.6% (1.12%) is used for current agricultural practice (growing and processing). What are the effects, good and bad from this heavy use? What does it mean for sustainable agriculture?
In this article, read the sections titled Water Quality as Global Issue and the section about irrigation under Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality. On the blog write your own opinion about the article and comment on what someone else has written. Then, on paper, respond to the following;
1. Define three of the agricultural activities listed in table 5
2. What is a major limitation for sustainable develoment? How does this relate to the old phrase "Dilution is the solution to polution"?