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For people living in the developing countries, who needs to conduct walkabouts every day and often several times per day to refill their water supplies, this concept in a low cost version will support the people and the families so they can collect water just once a week. In that way, the woman of the household (who often is the one who are collecting water) can participate in other productive economic activities and children can participate in educational activities.
Also have people living in informal settlements (slums and shanty-towns) often have to pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city. The concept will improve sanitation, improve health and improve a better life for people living in regions with water shortages and water scarcity. With more water for shower, washing hands, do the dishes etc. we will improve the health and sanitation around the world. Fewer diseases make fewer costs.
But, we will not use potable water for those sectors of applications.
With less water that has been collected for personal hygiene use, more water can be used as potable water and for agriculture and animal farming purpose.
Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That's the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Conflicts over water scarcity and water control could threaten the stability of countries around the world. As finite resources continue to diminish and countries and multi-national corporations (MNC's) try to control water, it will become the new oil.
The growing water scarcity is a primary driver for insecurity, instability and conflicts and is currently setting the stage for future water wars -- unless global action is taken. This was the main message from a report released last month from the US Senate "Avoiding Water Wars: Water Scarcity and Central Asia's Growing Importance for Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan".
The report warned of coming water wars in Central and South Asia due to water scarcity and predicted that it "will be felt all over the world". "If we fail today to make water an instrument of peace, it might become tomorrow a major source of conflict," warns UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova in her foreword to the UN World Water Development Report released at the opening of the World Water Forum in Marseilles in March 2012. "Freshwater is a core issue for sustainable development - and it is slipping through the cracks.
" An "unprecedented" rise in the demand for food as the population grows, rapid urbanization and climate change are the drivers of increasing global water stress, finds the report, "Managing Water Under Uncertainty and Risk."
And as water becomes increasingly scarce, dams and waste water plants may become targets for terrorist attacks because people will be more dependent on the water they store and treat. "Nations need to use different kinds of methods. Instead of just having a hosepipe ban to fix this year's problem, you need to invest in a very different way. "Long-term investment needs to recognize these different uses of how water is allocated, how it is used [and the need for] different water qualities. EEA executive director Jacqueline McGlade.
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North Texas against Oklahoma goes to the U.S. Supreme Court in the beginning of May (2013). The Tarrant Regional Water District, which serves Fort Worth and the surrounding area, has sought more water from Oklahoma, but the Oklahoma State isn’t selling. http://www.texastribune.org/2013/04/25/decisions-water-and-growth-wind/
As climate change alters rainfall patterns and river flows, tensions are bound to rise between the states of Texas and New Mexicon and countries that share rivers that cross their borders. In the Rio Grande Basin of the American Southwest, that future inevitability has arrived. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/18/drought-fuels-water-war-between-texas-and-new-mexico/