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Water abstraction

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Water abstraction, water extraction, or groundwater abstraction is the process of taking water from any source, either temporarily or permanently. Most water is used for irrigation or treatment to produce drinking water. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Water use
N/ACatchment Abstraction Management Strategies
Water abstraction licenses
Water management

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