Future Water Wars: A Summary by Walter Sorochan (25 July 2010)
Summary: This article, with documentation, briefly summarizes the status of water in the world. Water is essential for all living things and the world appears to be running out of safe drinking water. Although water may be a human right, people in all parts of the world, today as in the past, fight over water. Today, corporations are usurping water from rivers, lakes and underground reservoirs to make money selling bottle water, to make soft drinks, and to irrigate crops as food for cash; all at the expense of depriving affordable drinking water to poor people. Another dilemma: During this current economic crisis, state and local governments are debating whether to privatize public water distribution systems as a way to save money. Water has become a biological, political and economic issue!