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Indonesia's Disjointed Islands Make Water Scarcity a Problem

Dec 29, 2014 | 10:15 GMT
Indonesia drought water scarcity

Statistically speaking, Indonesia is not a water-scarce nation. Its more than 2 trillion cubic meters of internal natural renewable water resources per year means roughly 8,000 cubic meters are available to every person annually. However, because of the diverse and disjointed nature of the island nation, this does not necessarily translate to assured availability of the resource. Indonesia's water resources are not evenly distributed between all of the islands, and water availability does not correspond with population distribution....

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