Water, Water, Water...

With the World Water Forum taking place in Mexico City right now the battle over access to and control of water has taken center stage not only in the international media, but also in the minds of the people who are fighting for access to this newly precious resource. An article by the AP highlights the protests occurring during the pay to play forum. An article from the BBC also describes the 'mostly peaceful' protesting, but includes a snippet that reveals who does suffer to supply water to the rich:
Large numbers of peaceful protesters included indigenous groups whose water is being diverted to supply big cities and those forced to live with sewage pollution.
And finally, an article in the NYTimes describes the water crisis in the once wet city of Mexico, where the forum is being held. Check out this article for some eye-opening problems that may be part of the future of many cities around the globe.
It seems that by fighting in the Middle East over access to oil, the U.S. may be ignoring a much bigger problem that appears to be looming on the horizon.

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  1. Anonymous10:23 AM

    good thing the u.s.' shelves are stocked with bottled water

  2. Anonymous6:32 PM

    case in point: http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Water_Issues/


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