From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesSustainable Development
August 26, 2002 6:35 PM
According to the California Department of Water Resources, unless more water supplies are found, in 2020 California will have a water shortfall equivalent to the amount of water we currently consume. That's 18 years away. And America is considered "water-rich."
All throughout the world there are water crises. India is damming and diverting the Ganges river causing Bangladesh major problems. Namibia is planning on building a pipeline to take water from the Okavango River, which it shares with Botswana. Botswana is not happy.
2/3rds of the earth's surface is covered in water, yet only 0.08% of it is usable to us.
And I thought $4 water at clubs was bad.
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