Going Green

Friday, January 25, 2008

UN Recognizes Approaching Global Water Crisis

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! I've been saying for a long time that water is the next (and current) crisis for the world. The problem isn't the lack of water, the problem is lack of usable water where it is needed. This applies to drinking water and to irrigation water. Irrigation is necessary to feed the ever-growing world population.

UN calls water top priority

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jan 25, 1:11 AM ET

DAVOS, Switzerland - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world on Thursday to put the looming crisis over water shortages at the top of the global agenda this year and take action to prevent conflicts over scarce supplies.

He reminded business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum that the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan was touched off by drought — and he said shortages of water contribute to poverty and social hardship in Somalia, Chad, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Colombia and Kazakhstan.

"Too often, where...(complete article here).

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