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water budget 1) A summation of inputs, outputs, and net changes to a particular water resource system over a fixed period. Also, water balance model. 2) A method of assessing the size of future water resources in an aquifer, catchment area, ...

Water budgets are badly out of balance, throwing many regions into water debt. The water depleted annually could feed 940 million people for a year.
"Fossil" Groundwater Running Out ...

For example, the water budget of the oceans, fed largely by rivers and precipitation, is critical in assessing the reasons for the observed rise in mean sea level over the past century and the likely rate of rise in a projected warming climate.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of River, Resource, Runoff, Liquid, Water?

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