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The Water Gap - The State of the World’s Water 2018

Report: from WaterAid, Published on 22 Mar 2018

2018 may well be remembered as the year one of the world’s great tourist destinations ran out of water.

In a startling reminder that our world’s most precious resource is becoming increasingly scarce for too much of the population, Cape Town hit the headlines for declaring a date for Day Zero: the day on which city taps run dry.

But long queues and limited water supplies are already happening in many other less headline-worthy locales, reminding us of the need for better and fairer management of Earth’s water supply.

Already more than 60% of humanity lives in areas of water stress, where the supply of water cannot or will not continue to meet demand. If water is not managed more prudently – from source, to tap, and back to source – the crises observed today will become the catastrophes of tomorrow.

This year’s The State of the World’s Water reveals that the number of people defined as without clean water close to home has gone up, with new entries in our ranking.

Some 844 million people are now struggling to access life’s most essential requirement – almost 200 million more than previously counted.

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https://reliefweb.int/report/world/w...d-s-water-2018
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Necessity is the mother of invention. When it gets to bad they will come up with better cheaper desalination systems and canals as well as other methods of obtaining water.
Although they do not deliver desalinated water in my state of Arizona there are hundreds of miles of aqueducts and canals that deliver water.
If desalination had to be done I'm sure it would be done. Similar systems of canals etc. could be made through out the world to deliver the water from desalination plants and elsewhere.
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Necessity is the mother of invention. When it gets to bad they will come up with better cheaper desalination systems and canals as well as other methods of obtaining water.
Although they do not deliver desalinated water in my state of Arizona there are hundreds of miles of aqueducts and canals that deliver water.
If desalination had to be done I'm sure it would be done. Similar systems of canals etc. could be made through out the world to deliver the water from desalination plants and elsewhere.


Why not just stop the pollination of fresh water first?
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Why not just stop the pollination of fresh water first?
Did you mean pollution?

Once authorities stop banning grey water wells, rain barrel laws, redirection of natural water sources (here in the US) perhaps we can make a small dent in water usage.

There is a fine balance between natural resource usage, and societal expansion (houses, schools, businesses). As society progresses, so will the technology of resource usage.
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Why not just stop the pollination of fresh water first?
You are right that would also help. But in places like South Africa it sounds like they are running out of even dirty water.
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Why not just stop overpopulating the planet?

It's not just water, but every natural resource. Food is just as bad. And it's those least able to afford children that have the most.

We've been staying ahead of the curve by utilizing technology, but that solution is not infinite.
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Another doomsday call for the "fairer" distribution of a planet wide resource.

In many parts of the world the supplies of potable water are much smaller than others. In some parts the amount of fresh water is copious. Population growth was, at one time, limited to that natural distribution.

But with modern technologies we can now have mansions in the desert with voluminous water stored in in-used, picturesque swimming pools and fountains. And whole mega cities who transport water from many hundreds of miles away to promote growth.

When these areas out grow and consume beyond what water supplies they are hording and stealing, the rest of the world is called upon to deal with, and pay for the "crisis." South Africa and South California are leaders in creating and illuminating this problem

The oceans are full of water. Technologies exist and can be developed to tap that resource. Oil rich middle eastern nations do it now.

meanwhile,,,;

Tell Al Gore and his Hollywood friends, to empty their pools. When they do, come talk to me. Then I'll listen.
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Did you mean pollution?

Once authorities stop banning grey water wells, rain barrel laws, redirection of natural water sources (here in the US) perhaps we can make a small dent in water usage.

Really this is it.. Gee how many gallons of fresh water might we be lossing?

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There is a fine balance between natural resource usage, and societal expansion (houses, schools, businesses). As society progresses, so will the technology of resource usage.


You and those that find this a well set of facts are so wrong... our laws could actually do a lot more to improve fresh water all over America, but Trump decided fresh water is 'Trumped' by CEO's rights to bring in $ and removed some good laws.

Why Obama signed them! Plus it saved companies money
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You and those that find this a well set of facts are so wrong... our laws could actually do a lot more to improve fresh water all over America, but Trump decided fresh water is 'Trumped' by CEO's rights to bring in $ and removed some good laws.

Why Obama signed them! Plus it saved companies money
http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...-water-system/

I believe one of Trump's first actions as President was to do something about Flint Michigan water. You might be wrong about his overall intentions. jus' sayin'
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Why not just stop overpopulating the planet?

It's not just water, but every natural resource. Food is just as bad. And it's those least able to afford children that have the most.

We've been staying ahead of the curve by utilizing technology, but that solution is not infinite.
Can't do that, at least not in the USA. Our Social Security system is like a pyramid scheme. It needs more and more people to pay into it to pay the Social Security of the ones on it.
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