High Population Piles Pressure on Water Catchments

A surge in population means that the inelastic land resources have to be utilized well to feed more people, which translates into pressure to the water catchments like wetlands, forests, mountains, and river banks. “If you have to feed more people, you need more land for  cultivation but changes in climate mean that we have to adopt irrigation in order to have mass agricultural production since rainfall is no longer predictable.