Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Peak water ? South America is the price !

Peak water as a fundamental for long term growth and potential trigger for conflict isn’t on anyone’s radar screen.

It is interesting that Brazil, Russia, and Canada also have the greatest amount of renewable freshwater on the planet. South America, which has 28% of the world’s freshwater and consumes only 6%, is the prize.

Asia, which has 29% of the world’s freshwater, consumes 50% of all the freshwater on the planet. With high population growth and industrial development something will have to give in Asia.

Geir Solem
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