Going Green

Monday, December 3, 2007

Water, Water Everywhere

...and not a drop to drink.

Asian meet looks to confront water crises

by Kyoko Hasegawa
Mon Dec 3, 1:47 AM ET

BEPPU, Japan (AFP) - Asian nations came together Monday for a first "water summit" to plan action amid warnings of a dire situation with water resources shrinking and natural disasters on the rise.

The 49-nation conference in Beppu, a southern Japanese town famed for natural hot springs, comes amid growing concern that climate change is aggravating water-related incidents in Asia and elsewhere.

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, known for his studies of water, said Asia was home to 60 percent of the world's people but had only 40 percent of its water resources.

"The situation in...(complete article here).

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