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Overpopulation and the water supply

The special report "The World's Water," May 27, should be read by all. What needs to be done to have enough water for our future?

One article in the report, "Let's Develop Wells and Educate Third-World Women," by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, says that today "1.7 million human beings have no access to potable water," due to overpopulation. Such problems can only multiply until we level off population. William B. Martin Jr., Enfield, N.H.

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