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1

what percentage of the worlds water is fresh water?

2.5%

2

what percentage of consumptive used water is for agriculture?

93%

3

what causes the monsoon?

strong solar radiation in the summer month causes the land temperature to be higher then that of the sea. This creates low pressure on the land,causing rain along with high pressure on the seas, where there are clear skies.

4

what king of pressure is at the tropics and the poles?

high pressure

5

which areas predominantly receive the most rainfall

sub polar and equatorial regions

6

what will cause the number of people who live with 'absolute water scarcity' to rise by 40%

changes in evaporation, run-off and precipitation caused by climate change

7

what is the ITCZ

Inter Tropical Convergence Zone- a belt of low pressure near the equator. It is associated with causing large tropical storms.

8

Name 3 states in India that suffer from water scarcity

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan