World's Water Woes Dangerous and Deadly
After years of being treated as disposal dumps and water for crops, The Earth's natural freshwater hydrological systems are failing. Australia's Murray River system [search] has run virtually dry after years of water mismanagement compounded by climate change. As water discharges into surrounding wetlands [more] are discontinued in order to continue profiligate irrigation in deserts, the river's riparian zone is effectively dying making river recovery unlikely even if some rains should return. And as highlighted before, in a world of plenty with trillions to spend on military weaponry, some 5,000 children a day are dying from water carried preventable diseases. "Nearly two million children a year die for want of clean water and proper sanitation while the world's poor often pay more for their water than people in Britain or the US." Where is the outrage at this entirely preventable tragedy? NOTE: Following site redesign we have not had time to be water blogging, but expect to now. Thank you for your patience.