Thursday, November 12, 2009

Water Shortages Will Define Economic Growth

Access to fresh water worldwide is becoming a determinate factor in economic growth; the new alpha. Roughly half of the populations in Third World countries rely on water runoffs from mountain ranges for example - a resource being severely impacted by shrinking glaciers and snow packs. And of course the main factor in all this is that ever more humans are stressing water resources. Richard Wottrich, Blog Editor

Venezuelans struggling with water shortages

NPR - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎

by AP Enlarge AP A woman fills barrels with fresh water from a water distribution truck in Filas de Mariches neighborhood in Caracas, Friday, Nov.6, 2009. ...

China Says Hong Kong Drought Support Not Yet Needed

Bloomberg - Sophie Leung, Kelvin Wong - ‎Nov 11, 2009‎

Fresh water for Hong Kong was a concern during British colonial rule, which ended in 1997 with the city's return to China. Local storage was the main source ...
Macau's gambling industry faces nightmare of water rationing

Times Online - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎

Some forecasts suggest that Macau may have only ten days of fresh water left. Stocks of bottled water may have to be shipped in unless a deal can be struck ...
City may use water to lure businesses

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - John Schmid - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎

At a time when regions such as metro Atlanta and the Southwest face acute water shortages, the Milwaukee Water Works operates at only a third of its ...

Would remake California's water system

Central Valley Business Times - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎

“Severe water shortages have forced family farmers in parts of California to spend many sleepless nights, trying to figure out how to save their farms and ..

Global access to safe drinking water likely to decline next year

Water World - ‎Nov 9, 2009‎

Reduced supplies of freshwater resulting from climate change and over use are leaving more nations facing chronic water shortages. ...

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