Investors Bet on Rising Costs for Scarce Water
Multi-national corporations already own the seeds from which comes our food, and the energy we need to power our lifes. It makes sense that they would make a play to control water, access to which is becoming dangerously scarce for many. Access to clean water and air is a basic human right. "According to United Nations estimates, one third of the world's population lives in areas with water shortages and 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water." The privitization of water will lead to huge disparities in access and consumption of this precious and absolutely necessary commodity. Once the mega-corps own our water we will all be their serfs. Water conservation depends upon ending inefficient uses, restoring hydrological systems, and guaranteeing access - and a whole bunch of other challenging policies truly adequate to achieve ecological sustainability such as reducing human population.