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Water: The New Oil

Corporate Sustainability
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heather klement

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Water: The New Oil

Water: The New Oil Heather Klement More than 1 billion people will lack access to clean water by next year.
"Demand for water is expected to be driven by economic growth and population increases. India's demand for water is expected to exceed supply by 2020." -Deloitte and Touce Sources:
http://www.sidewaysnews.com/environment-nature/water-shortage-debate-2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/dec/09/water.climatechange
http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3zheM2HS3s
http://www.irri.org/irrc/streams/saving%20water.asp Causes Effects Ways to Help Discussion Pollution
There are over 70,000 known water pollutants. Population Increase
Population growth rate: 1.133% (2009 est.) Competing Demands
Industry
Agriculture
Personal Use Global Warming Poverty-stricken countries are forced
to drink water unfit for consumption. Lakes and streams dry up, creating irrigation catastrophies and leaving countries in famine. Countries will battle over water in attempts at survival. Water Conservation Shorter showers Larger laundry loads Turn off water while brushing teeth Keep Water Clean! What other ways can you think of
to prevent water wasting? Do you think the governtment
should release their control and allow
privatization of water for controlling supply?
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