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DISPATCH: The Next Cartel: Water
Posted on January 4, 2005 by Anita Roddick

The Christian Science Monitor has a fabulous package about the future of water, from the declining quality of municipal water supplies in the United States, to projections of an OPEC-like water-exportation cartel developing in place of the oil cartel. Click to read the series and learn more. How safe is the water?: While rated highly, US water shows traces of detergents and even drugs Forget OPEC. The next cartel may export drinking water: Already, companies are locking up resources and selling abroad. Finally, the world's drinking glass is more than half full How red tape can clog a river's recovery

Topic : Water
Posted By : Anita Roddick
Posted On : January 4, 2005



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Re : The Next Cartel: Water
By Grant am y HoBB on January 12, 2005

You are right (again) and there's some useful links in your dispatch.

I remember having a fine chat with Melanie Wood at Harrogate Spa Water a while back about the way World Water Charities and Spa Water Producers could match their messages to promote the very survival of 'clean water', whether from a spa or from a resevoir.

Clean spa water remains well 'protected' as its sale produces a direct income, but all water, whether located in the seas, lakes, streams, wells, rain and rivers contribute to income - so long as the waters remain clean.

Achieving a World United front on issues can be hard, but "Clean Water" is not up for any debate as all life uses it and need it! So what criminals pollute it?

We are not alone we share this 'Blue' Planet with essential lifeforms that call all waters, 'Home'. If Humans had lived in rivers and seas all the time, would we have worked out a way of dumping our rubbish onto the land to have it washed back into our home? Would the Waters of the World be clean because they were 'our' home? Hmmmmmm, yes, I think so.

We're just "dumping on our neighbour creatures" because they don't dump back on us, and it is easier and cheaper than having responsibilty for our own waste thus allowing more (short-term) profit.

The back wash is on one's own doorstep and blaming our mums, dads, grandparents and great grandparents is wasting time. Those realising the need for all water to be clean need to get together NOW, otherwise our children will rightfully be able to blame us for doing nothing.

Whatever country you are in, whatever life you lead, you depend upon water being 'fit' for your use. Water needs to be 'fit' for all plant use because you need oxygen and remember that the majority of oxygen available for breathing comes from plant life in the sea, not forests! It is great to contribute to some "Plant a Tree" campaign but as you draw your next breath, say the biggest thank-you to the billions of microscopic plants fighting for their life thus YOUR life throughout the World's Oceans for unless they have clean water, your days are numbered lower!

Do what you can out there to keep muck production to a minimum. We all produce muck but we can process it responsibly and keep it clear of the global water supply where we can control and monitor its cleaning. Do what you can to change production methods to lower pollution and tackle the pollutants you produce by way of controlled, waste management within land-based facilities.

Please do what we all need to fight for a healthy today and tomorrow on a healthy un-polluted Planet, regardless of your beliefs and origins. If we muck up the environment on this one planet, no amount of fighting or peace-keeping will be of any use to anyone.

Dead Planets don't make "Home Sweet Homes"

Those who care about all, make waves. ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~

Posted by : Grant at "World of Water" (Reg. UK Charity No. 327188)


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