The Future and Water Wars

The Future and Water Wars

by Damien Darko

Truthraider.com

The future of the world will hold many challenges in the next 50 years. Overpopulation, pollution, climate changes, and an ever growing debate about resources. The main risk that I see that will require fundamental changes to overcome is that of fresh, clean, available water supply. All around the world we have hundreds of millions of people living without access to water.

Many of these people spend a good portion of their day just trekking back and forth to wells that are provided by charities just for survival. If you have ever been to China, you will notice the lack of available clean water. In fact there are actually over 2.5 billion people worldwide that are using filthy water right now for drinking, bathing, as a toilet, and basic sanitation.

The other issue that is urgently rising is the fact that water supplies are actually drying up. Many countries are understanding this issue and are looking for ways to desalinate sea water for mass production. This is a very expensive and complex way of providing fresh water. It is easier to purchase from those countries that have a good stockpile. The building of dams and mass agricultural production is extending the need for more water usage. This takes away from the overall supply for human consumption

When this continues to happen in mass we will enter into a conflict stage. This stage is not unlike the reasons why nations go into conflict now. The old wars of the past were fought over oil. The new wars of our generation will be fought over water rights, water access, and water mass production. This has already happened in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Mid East. Analysts predict that this will spread to other nations that normally did not have problems with water. For example, countries like Turkey have an excellent supply of water.

Their neighbors around them do not have the same access. This is a trigger. In South America you have Brazil that is in a similar position. Both countries see the need to expand their water rights and water production. This will make them very rich countries in the next 50 years. However, where there are winners there are also losers. Losers tend to want to fight to reclaim their place. This will stir up conflict.

You may ask yourself how do we solve this? What about the current 2.5 billion people without clean water. What about the 650 million people without water access now? Isn’t the population going to double in the next 50 years? These are all the right questions to ask. The answer to the question is technology. We need to put the best minds at all the mainstream tech companies to work at ways to de-salinize sea and ocean water. This is the solution. It will take brilliant minds and billions of dollars to solve this crisis, but if we believe in humanity that this is what it will take to succeed. If we put our heads together we can create a solution to start saving lives and prevent mass conflict in the coming future.

The Future and Water Wars

by Damien Darko

Truthraider.com