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Water Depression, Population Growth and Sustainable Development

H. Zarei 1, M. Abbaspour 2, M. Monavvari 3, A. H. Javid 3

1 Department of Environment and Energy, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Tecnology , Tehran , Iran

3 Department of Environmental Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran


Water is one of the significant resources for growth and development of human communities. Excessive increase of population and therefore demand increase has brought on limited resources. The continuation of such process has caused renewable water per capita to decrease through the world, so that more countries are at risk of water limited resources. If this continues, there will surely be war between countries on water and it's obtaining in future. In this article some problems including population growth, annual consumption of water, amount of freshwater and water depression, have been discussed.

Keywords: Water depression, population growth, sustainable development