GLOBAL FUTURE ANALYSIS
WATER | SCARCITY
Almost 97% of all water on earth is salted, only 2.4% is unreachable frozen sweet water and only 0.6% of all water on earth is usable liquid sweet water. The pressure on this relatively small 0.6% is getting higher. This 0.6% used to be abundant since mankind lives on earth. But as the world population grows and as the world prosperity rises severely both a domestic and an agricultural water problems grows more rapidly than we expect/imaging/notice. Water was a typical local resource. This is changing rapidly. But virtual (export of agricultural products) as physical (water pipelines).
Author: Gijs Graafland
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