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Leading indicators of the looming water wars

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Two stories in the big, dumb, old print media last week give a hint of the future as freshwater becomes a more precious resource with population, pollution, climate change and other pressures affecting more and more people’s access to clean drinking water. The UN has been pushing this issue for some time, largely to the profound disinterest of the world’s powers since it’s perceived as not our problem. But if the shortage becomes acute for 1bn people in India, and a fragile quasi-democracy in the Middle East, you can bet it soon will be.

From Sunday’s Guardian:

India prays for rain as water wars break out

And here’s an NY Times piece.


Written by ptullis

July 17, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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