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World on track to run out of drinkable water


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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

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Ban Ki-moon has warned the world is on course to run out of freshwater unless greater efforts are made to improve water security.

UN secretary general warns the world is on track to run out of drinkable water

Clean water is going to be in short supply someday if the population keeps growing.  I can see wars being fought over it.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:36 PM

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Desalination Plants anyone?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

better than the sewage recycled they pumping out now ...


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London may soon be drinking recycled sewage
14 May 2013 11:02 AM
By Sarah Laskow
Thames Water, which provides drinking water to London, wants to start providing Londoners with recycled wastewater. And 63 percent of people who took a totally unscientific Guardian poll said they would be fine with this.
This is a self-selected sample of people, but it is at least a little bit surprising that more people did not kick and scream and yell, “No, I will not drink other people’s filtered pee — even if I can’t tell the difference!”




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Poll: are you happy to drink recycled sewage water?


Thames Water has proposed this as one way of ensuring it can provide an adequate water supply for Londoners in the future. But could you stomach it? So it turns out the water I – and other Londoners – have been drinking hasn't, in fact, been through the kidneys of at least seven other people as I always naively believed. But it could, if the public reaction to Thames Water's proposal to recycle its sewage water goes their way. "It's all about making sure there is enough water to go around, now and in the future," says Simon Evans, spokesman for the water company. "At the moment we supply 9 million people with water; by 2040, we predict we will be supplying 10.4 million people so we are going to need additional water."

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Water memory is the claimed ability of water to retain a "memory" of substances previously dissolved in it to arbitrary dilution. No scientific evidence supports this claim.[1][2] Shaking the water at each stage of a serial dilution is claimed to be necessary for an effect to occur.[3] The concept was proposed by Jacques Benveniste to explain the purported therapeutic powers of homeopathic remedies, which are prepared by diluting solutions to such a high degree that not even a single molecule of the original substance remains in most final preparations. Benveniste sought to prove this basic tenet of homeopathy by conducting an experiment to be published "independently of homeopathic interests" in a major journal.[4]
While some studies, including Benveniste's, have reported such an effect, double-blind replications of the experiments involved have failed to reproduce the result. The concept is not consistent with accepted scientific laws and is not accepted by the scientific community.[5][6] Liquid water does not maintain ordered networks of molecules for longer than 50 one-millionths of one nanosecond.[7]


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I'm not too euphoric about the solutions recommended truth be told ....






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Edited by third_eye, 22 May 2013 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

Recycled sewage would be so gross.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:21 PM

Daddy & Baby "Bush" together purchased approximately 80,000 acres in Paraguay which sits atop of one of the largest "aquifers" in the world.
Boone Pickens bought up acres of land in Texas for the water rights. Japan, whose population is shrinking, ranks in the top 10 percent of countries by water resources, while China and India, with the opposite demographic trend, will face shortages from 2030, according to a United Nations report in August 2012.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:33 PM

I think the term they use nowadays is "blue gold"








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From Top Documentary Films online :

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows.
The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth.
Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit.
Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain.
Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:37 AM

most of the world's fresh water is frozen at the poles, so it won't be too long before we start hacking lumps off 'em & shipping 'em around the world.
it'll probably help contribute to global warming, with there being less reflected sunlight, but when the weather warms up, we'll have lots of lovely ice-water to quench our thirsts!
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:12 AM

I can drink out of the river that runs in front of my house, it drains one of the deepest lakes in the world (Quesnel Lake). I almost feel guilty :( ...almost!


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 23 May 2013 - 04:12 AM, said:

I can drink out of the river that runs in front of my house, it drains one of the deepest lakes in the world (Quesnel Lake). I almost feel guilty :( ...almost!

I know how that feels ... I am near a hill that has a few spring spots and the water is just divine ... stealing from the gods almost ....

just to think ... was but a few decades ago that all water was such ....
what a sad sad state the world has become and to think its made so by the 'promises of a better world' by 'modernistic advancement'

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:29 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 23 May 2013 - 04:12 AM, said:

I can drink out of the river that runs in front of my house, it drains one of the deepest lakes in the world (Quesnel Lake). I almost feel guilty :( ...almost!
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me too LG, for living in a country that has 10 different words for 'rain', and who's main topic of conversation is the weather (ie. 'it's raining again/stopped raining(shock!)/it's going to rain), and who's main cultural export is the umbrella!!
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

More "Global Warming" type malarky......What a load of codswhallop


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

It barely rains in my city so a desalination plant was built back in 2006.

The plant produces 140 megalitres of drinking water per day. Plus in a roundabout sort of way, it's powered by a wind farm.

If the worlds drinking water supply does start drying up then desalination plants seem to be the way to go, or recycled water...

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

Recycled sewage is fine. Just annoying when you get a piece of corn...


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostHilander, on 22 May 2013 - 11:17 PM, said:

Recycled sewage would be so gross.
Actually, it would just be water and the process of purification is not so different from what you currently experience, unless you believe the fishes in the rivers don't have bowel movements or that land invested with the leavings of all our native fauna has never found it's way into any waterways :whistle:

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

View PostHilander, on 22 May 2013 - 11:17 PM, said:

Recycled sewage would be so gross.

I kind of thought that is what we were already drinking...

Unless you get your water from here http://www.unexplain...howtopic=248005

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