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August 18, 2006 09:47PM
http://www.enn.com/today.html?id=11073

Rich Countries Like Poor Face Water Crisis

.......Rich countries have to make drastic changes to policies if they are to avoid the water crisis that is facing poorer nations, the WWF environmental organisation said on Wednesday.

In a survey of the situation across the industrialised world, it said many cities were already losing the battle to maintain water supplies as governments talked about conservation but failed to implement their pledges.

"Supporting large-scale industry and growing populations using water at high rates has come close to exhausting the water supplies of some First World cities and is a looming threat for many, if not most, others," the report warned.

It suggested that agriculture in the richer countries should have to pay more for water and be held responsible more actively for its efficient use and for managing wastes, like salt, especially in intensive livestock farming.

From Seville in Spain to Sacramento in California and Sydney in Australia, the report said, water had become a key political issue at local, regional and national levels as climate change and loss of wetlands dramatically reduce supplies........

An excellent book which discusses the history, and development of water supplies in the southwestern US is titiled, " The Cadilac Desert " ( spelling of Cadilac ? ). Our area will be experiencing growing troubles related to the coming reality of too little of this indespensible resource, for the growing populations who will be needing it to run thier economies. Global Warming will only exacerbate this situation in this dry region where we reside.
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