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Everything you need to know about water in 500 words or less

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The Earth contains around 333 million cubic miles of water. Of that amount, 97% is in its oceans, seas and bays, making it highly saline and unusable without costly desalination processes. By 2050, the world's population is expected to grow another two to three billion people. That explosive growth will place and already taxed waterRead full story

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  • The global water crisis - really a series of local crises - actually threatens the future viability of our planet in our own lifetimes. It requires smart thinking, forward planning, investment in the future, strong leadership and fact-based decision making. Even a degree of altruism. None of those are

    The global water crisis - really a series of local crises - actually threatens the future viability of our planet in our own lifetimes. It requires smart thinking, forward planning, investment in the future, strong leadership and fact-based decision making. Even a degree of altruism. None of those are qualities much in evidence today. Can we solve it? Yes. Will we solve it? I don’t know.

  • From the Nile basin to the Euphrates River, there are tinderboxes of potential conflict due to power over the flow of water. It's rather interesting seeing how bread has been a revolutionary point in many protest movements over the last decade (Egypt, Sudan, so on) and water could be the next rallying

    From the Nile basin to the Euphrates River, there are tinderboxes of potential conflict due to power over the flow of water. It's rather interesting seeing how bread has been a revolutionary point in many protest movements over the last decade (Egypt, Sudan, so on) and water could be the next rallying cry if power players take hold of water resources.

  • The global water crisis is being exacerbated by evil corporations such as Nestlé who want to turn it into a commodity.

    BOYCOTT NESTLE, THEY ARE A DEN OF SCUMMY THIEVES happy to take water from Americans who need it.

  • Another example of efforts against water crises is China’s Green Wall. It’s a line of planted shrubbery and trees to stand as a barrier against desertification around the Gobi Desert. The desert was devouring farmland, expanding by square miles each year. Climate change will make drastic water-protection

    Another example of efforts against water crises is China’s Green Wall. It’s a line of planted shrubbery and trees to stand as a barrier against desertification around the Gobi Desert. The desert was devouring farmland, expanding by square miles each year. Climate change will make drastic water-protection efforts like the Green Wall more and more essential.

  • Water is the new gold ....

  • Good read for water

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