Water Crisis : Louis Proyect

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 5 15:56:44 MST 2002

Richard Wilson:
>As for the Ogalla, the question is not how much has been used and how much
>is being used, but how much left and how much longer can the Ogalla meet the
>needs of agriculture, industry and people. Also, investment should be placed
>in teaching farmers water conservation techniques and there should be a tax
>on almost all water use. Though to say there is a water "shortage" is wrong
>cause water is not a scarce resource.

But as long as farming is based on irrigation, the ecological crisis in
water will only deepen. We have to think holistically about these
questions. The goal, alas, is far more challenging than "conservation." I
recommend http://www.worldwater.org/ for more information.

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