Fight water scarcity like it’s a war
So says Major David J. Stuckenberg.
Major David is a Ph.D. student in defence studies at King’s College London and a policy and defence strategist at the United States Air Force. He’s also “a serial business and social entrepreneur and co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of a global start-up, Genesis Systems, concerned with developing state-of-the-art water technologies” according to his King’s College London profile. He just forgot to mention that in his article Water Scarcity: The Most Understated Global Security Risk. Although he does confirm that the views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States of America.
Right now, the media would have us believe we’re at war with a virus. The Conversation counsels us that war metaphors used for COVID-19 are compelling but also dangerous. And so they might be in relation to water.
We were insufficiently prepared for a pandemic. And we’re insufficiently prepared for water scarcity. Maybe what we should be doing is preparing for a war in order to avoid one.
Implementing early warning systems (i2O’s pressure/flow loggers and network monitoring software service iNet), and systems that enable us to exercise control quickly when they’re needed (i2O’s advanced pressure management).
Fight water scarcity like it’s a threat, not a war.