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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Which of the anthropogenic activity accounts for more than 2/3rd of global water consumption? (December)

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Agriculture

b.

Domestic and Municipal usage

c.

Hydropower generation

d.

Industry

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Answer

a.

Explanation

Worldwide, agriculture accounts for 70 % of all water consumption, compared to 20 % for industry and 10 % for domestic use. However, in industrialized nations, industries consume more than half of the water available for human use. For example, Belgium uses 80 % of the water available for industry.

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