GLOBAL FUTURE ANALYSIS
WATER | GEOPOLITICS
Water is right now not yet a mayor facet in geopolitics. This will change. Food equals agriculture and agriculture equals food. China is the only nation that has an internal policy (Tibet) and a foreign policy (acquiring watered soil areas in Africa and South America) based on water. Soon there will be more examples of other nations. Countries with water and soil will become the 'Middle East' nations of food (as in: stable food and meat) production. On the other hand: Grow|OS, condensation based earth cold powered condensation irrigation and a he rise in home grown food can release much of the geopolitical pressures regarding water/food. Drifting of whole populations of nations due water (=food) scarcity certainly will give regional (and thereby geopolitical) tensions.
Author: Gijs Graafland
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