Most people take water for granted. It’s only when it’s not available that we realise just how precious it is. The New York Times describes how private tanker operators in Kathmandu profit when water is scarce. ‘This is like liquid gold,’ says a tanker driver, ‘maybe more than gold.’Read more
All eyes on Iran
Countdown to a crisis Iran is facing a water crisis. The World Resources Institute says it’s number 4 on the crisis list after Israel, Lebanon, and Qatar. Water consumption is increasing, aquafers have been drunk dry, and investment is inadequate.Read more
The USA isn’t facing up to the full extent of its water crisis
The problem is quantity as well as quality. Over the last decade, the USA has been rocked by, and focused on, what happened in Flint. This isn’t the place to retell Flint’s story, the facts of which CNN has kindly set out for us all. But Flint is a water quality issue. When it comes […]Read more
Water will shape the world in the next 50 years
Along with AI, Algae, Implantable Tech, Climate Change, Cryptocurrency, Empathy, Genetics, Lab-grown meat, Surveillance, Universal basic income, and Virtual Reality. Experts’ predictions seem to be more heavily discounted than they used to be, but here’s a group of experts who answered a lot of questions, the answers to which were synthesized into 12 themes. One […]Read more
Cut leakage and bills says UK regulator
£50 off the average bill and 16% reduction in leakage over the next 5 years. The UK water industry may have breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after the UK general election because it no longer faced being re-nationalised.Read more
Past the point of no return
It’s an inexorability.Read more
We’re sleepwalking into a global water crisis
The warnings are there but no one’s acting on them.Read more
Foreigners drink New South Wales dry
Claims the “Uncoventional Economist”Read more
Just another South African water crisis?Read more
What’s a horrendous level of leakage?
Desiccated dichotomy or trifecta?
Look it up…Read more
What will happen when water runs out?
Civil unrest…Read more