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A World Without Water

Dandelion Salad

by Craig Mackintosh
permaculturenews.org
January 12, 2013

Little Waterfall

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

The law of supply and demand has been the basis of economic activity for millennia. In the context of our present economy, with its skewed, profit-centric priorities, this means that scarcity is profitable, and abundance is not. It’s an absurd reality, but one we see played out in almost every area of our lives on a daily basis. When this absurdity is applied to a resource as fundamentally existential as water, some people get rich, while others suffer and die.

via A World Without Water
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RXP91·May 4, 2012

The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision’s timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies.

More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets evermore scarce.

see

The Demise of the Ogallala Aquifer: A Looming Catastrophe by Cameron Salisbury

Blue Gold World Water Wars (2008; must-see)

Killer Cola: Coca Cola Exposed!

How to Stop a Multinational

The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

Peak Food and Peak Water by Shepherd Bliss

Sylvia Earle on the Future of the Oceans

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6 Responses

  1. Yes I Have Been Involved In Anti Water Privatisation Campaigning Since Mutinational Water Company Viola And United Water Moved Into New Zealand And Took Over The Contract And Brought Into The Public Water Utility In PapaKura South Auckland Under The Then Government Under The Jenny Shipley(NATIONAL) Regime Since The Mid 1990,s There Has Been A Very Quiet Take Over of rural Towns Water Supply Contracts Up And Down The Country And Much Has Transpired Since Then As to The Privatising Of New Zealand,s Water Utilities Some That I Am Aware Of And Others I Have Not Been Able To Keep Up With But We Here In NZ are a Long Way Down The Track Of User Pays Full Pricing In Such A Water Rich Country as Ours !

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