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October 26, 2007

America's Looming Water Shortage

Across America freshwater supplies are becoming scarce [ark], and water efficiency [search] is needed as never before. Examples are all around us: "An epic drought in Georgia [search] threatens the water supply for millions. Florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. The Great Lakes are shrinking [search]. Upstate New York's reservoirs have dropped to record lows. And in the West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is melting [search] faster each year." Clearly much of the problem can be attributed to over-population and global heating which are starting to have a more noticeable impact. The price of global climate change policy and rezoning development away from water resources will be immense. And the price of upgrading America's water pipes alone is given as $300 billion over 30 years. Around the world some 2 billion people are expected to face water shortages worldwide [search] by the year 2050.