Water Depletion and Pollution

            Raising cattle and processing meat require large amounts of water, no matter what type of production system is used.  In 2002, it was predicted that unless considerable changes were made, global water withdrawals would increase 22% by 2025, and livestock water uses would grow more than 50%. Livestock production effects the freshwater supply both directly and indirectly, through water pollution and through water usage for cattle drinking and servicing, product processing and feed production (LEAD, 2007).

          The links below explain both water depletion and water pollution in further detail.

Water Depletion