Water has become a more valuable commodity by the day. It hits home when you hear about how California’s water table is drying up and the state was in a terrible drought back earlier this summer. We continue to hear in the news about how different countries are experiencing water shortages, and the stories from behind the scenes have been very ugly to say the least.
The U.N. had come out with a prediction in 2013 about how the world population is expected to reach 9.6 billion in 2050. And Aljazeera reported in 2015 that by 2030 we could start to see extreme shortages.
Water could be the new gold. The basic necessity not many things on Earth can survive without to live is water. And there’s no sign of any other alternatives other than conservation, protection, and find ways to distribute water in the future. Economically unstable countries see poor water distribution, lack of resourcing, and contamination or polluting as a continuing force preventing them from reaching equilibrium in finding a solution to their problem.
For thousands of years gold has been seen as valuable because its scarcity in comparison to other metals. Could water eventually be seen in the same way gold is and was? It is very possible because even today scarcity of water is a threat in many countries, and as global populations increase the water supply will have to as well in order to sustain human life.
Photo courtesy of: http://growingblue.com/water-in-2050/
United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/news/population/un-report-world-population-projected-to-reach-9-6-billion-by-2050.html
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