Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PhysOrg — Worldwide water shortage by 2040

Corporations like CocaCola have been buying up available private water supplies for decades.
Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today. It is a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand. Behind the research is a group of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, Vermont Law School and CNA Corporation in the US.
Worldwide water shortage by 2040
(h/t David Dayan at Naked Capitalism)


Ryan Harris said...

New subdivisions are using gray water for landscaping and other wasteful purposes with the added benefit that rivers are no longer used as pipelines to transport sewage.
As the second system of non-potable water pipes are installed in more communities around the country, the infrastructure should encourage more and more users to chose recycled water for agriculture, industrial and other places non potable water can be substituted.

Roger Erickson said...

World world shortage by 2040?

Or, 500 years into the Age of Reason ... World reason shortage by ... yesterday?