Asia Teeters Toward Food Crisis from Lack of Water

In China, the agricultural use of groundwater has skyrocketed, and the fall in water tables has created a potential environmental catastrophe. “The breadbasket of China — north of the Yellow River — have millions of people dependent on groundwater,” says David Molden, Deputy Director General at the International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With the water table dropping in many places across China at a rate approaching or exceeding 1.5 meters a year, “It’s sitting there like a time bomb,” says Molden.

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