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The Ethiopian drought foreshadows widespread regional water crises in the 1990s that could rival the energy crisis of the last decade, according to a new study by a Washington-based think tank.
Falling water tables and shrinking lakes and inland seas and rivers that once flowed year-round but now fade to dry beds after rainy seasons indicate a widespread overuse and mismanagement of water resources, the Worldwatch Institute said in a study released Saturday.