Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Global water shortages and the environment

We have been talking for some time on Investorideas.com and our water-stocks.com portal about the growing concern for pending water shortages on a global scale. With emerging economies and growing populations such as China, India and Vietnam experiencing water pollution due to expansion without managing environmental concerns, the world is taking notice that water sources are drying up and available water sources are contaminated.

We note previously in one of our articles relating to China -it is currently estimated that 300 million people, representing one-quarter the population, drink unsafe water". Recent news out of China reports the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province had to open the floodgates to deal with the severe water shortages along the Yangtze River.

Recent news out of Vietnam facing future water shortages note that water flow has had declined in rivers and streams, and the Red River at Hanoi measured 1.53 meters , the lowest level in 100 years.

But its not just in emerging economies – we experienced one of the worse droughts in 2006 in decades.

I think it’s a global wake up call to deal with this before the sci-fi predictions of global water wars become a reality
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