Water is a resource however you look at it. Fresh water as opposed to sea water is only 5% of all available. Fresh, CLEAN water suitable for agriculture and animals is even scarcer and drinking water of tap quality is less again. Wars have been fought over water and will be again. Technology does make gains on improving access to water but ground water is rapidly becoming a non renewable resource, witness the south of England. California and other US states are sucking their non renewable ground water dry. Recycling and desalination plants are great and becoming more efficient but they need to use energy to work which is itself becoming more expensive and that is the crux of recycling water.. when does it becomes cost effective (or not cost effective) to do so. Prices will rise, water will go back to becoming a luxury as it was just 150 years ago when people in the UK drank beer (<2% alc) as the brewing process killed the germs present in available fresh water. Many people take tap water for granted, just like turning on a light, and forget that not long ago it was a luxury not a right. There will be a war over water but long before that prices will rise impacting food prices and many other industries that rely on water for industrial processes. It will become a major political issue.
too bad our politics dont encompass the issues that are truly important in the world. i guess people just dont know what things really are noteworthy
War to reduce population.
now we are on to something!
Water really? It's too bad many people in other countries would like to have clean water and they do not.
Then I am glad I live in Michigan.
Water oh water.. *sigh* It's been a war for a while- just not for the rich guys.
Nah, it'll be over land again, when the increasing population leads to new tensions over land ownership.
War over coca cola!
Iran wil cause it for Allah, who they think is god but really is satan.
Then I guess we be better seize the great lakes before Canada does!<br />
(kidding... only kidding)
war to end war
It won't be the last war, it will be the middle of a shower war.
Dept , the have and the have nots , just a guess
Exactly LE. You haven't seen war yet. Wait until there's a shortage of Pizza.
That's what I envisioned too. Absolute Meat Lover's Carnage! Lol :P