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Water shortages

I get The Guardian weekly and, over recent months, it has run an excellent serious of articles on global water (especially groundwater) shortages.   I know a bit about the situation in China and India but the problems faced by California and the Middle East are also huge. The situation is grim and could lead to military conflicts.  Food security is a major implied difficulty but simple issues of access to safe drinking water are already issues – one global citizen in 7 already has no access to safe supplies.

Generally if you are interested in environmental issues The Guardian is a good read.

 

3 comments to Water shortages

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  • A case of Malthus being right?

    California surely can build desal plants. But this won’t be an option for poorer countries.

  • There are water shortages because of poor pricing and often free water for farmers.

    The first report of the Industry Commission in the early 1990s was great on this point. Its focus was pricing

    New dams could be avoided through better pricing. The Hunter water board pioneered efficient pricing of water in Australia.

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