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In auto sales, a slang term for false equity. For example, water occurs when a car owner claims $3,000 in equity on a vehicle when she only has $1,500 in equity.
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Other large contributors to water depletion include agriculture, which can infect the water supply with contaminants, and industrial processes that return water to fresh water supplies without proper treatment.
Water depletion contributes to an increase in demographic imbalance in most Arab countries: inhabitants of rural areas move to capitals and great cities, where they form poverty belts.
Some cities face a convergence of issues, including drought management, water rights, inter-basin transfers, ground water depletion, and regional conflict over water use that may impact their ability to provide adequate and affordable water in their communities.
In the long term, the basin cannot sustain the current and expected water depletion,'' county attorneys said in a court filing.
Moreover, scarce resources, increasing populations and the imperative for economic growth conspire to degrade the environment, bringing deforestation, water depletion, air pollution and disease.
Collectively, annual water depletion in India, China, the United States, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula adds up to some 160 bcm a year - equal to the annual flow of two Nile Rivers.
What Hawaiians get is population densities as high as Hong Kong in some areas, a housing shortage owing to staggering numbers of migrants from Asia and the continental United States, a soaring crime rate as impoverished locals prey on ostentatiously rich tourists, and environmental crises, including water depletion, that threaten the entire archipelago.
One of the world's largest and most important river systems, the Mekong River and Delta today face a raft of threats, brought about by the development of hydroelectric power plants, water diversion schemes, ground water depletion, and climate change.
As water depletion is becoming increasingly problematic, improving water efficiency and tolerance of plants to dehydration is a priority of the European Union, as reflected in the societal challenge of Climate action, environment and resource efficiency.
The meeting focused on the reduction of water depletion, especially in the agricultural use and the modern ways to manage the water information.
The water depletion inevitably leads to land degradation.
The conference will highlight the latest techniques used in limiting water depletion and find the solutions for international problems and issues the water sector facing.