[Marxism] California's Water Wars: 2014-2030

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 7 07:16:56 MST 2014

• One-half of 1 percent of the world's water is fresh (not salt water).

• Of that freshwater, about 50 percent is polluted.

• One in six people don't have access to clean, safe water.

• Five food and beverage giants - Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Anheuser 
Busch and Groupe Danone - consume almost 575 billion liters of water per 
year, enough to satisfy the daily water needs of every person on the 

• The average human needs about 13 gallons of water each day for 
drinking, cooking and sanitation.

• An average North American uses about 150 gallons of water each day.

• An average African: 1.5 gallons.


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