The population of Luxembourg is likely to continue to rise. Estimates are that it could reach
560 000 to 605 000 inhabitants by 2024, bringing an overall need for
more infrastructure facilities and housing, i.e. more threats to existing natural
and semi-natural areas. That is why the issue of land use and consumption is
taken on board in various action plans.
Some 97.5% of water on the Earth is salt water, leaving only 2.5% as fresh water. Of this over two thirds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen fresh water is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction present in rivers, lakes or in the air. Water is a precious resource, use it responsibly and don’t waste it!
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