Brett Dawson Oil & Water

It sounds a bit strange to compare water to oil, considering that they don't mix. I'm not sure whether the paradox is intentional so as to grab the readers attention? The first sentence implies the link is based on the value of oil, following the boom in prices. Oil used to be called "black gold", maybe the world has entered a new standard in value: the oil standard?

What's interesting is that much of the scarcity is in the Middle East, which is already under strain - implying that this region will become even more of a melting pot in future.
Posted: 4 September 2006 at 00:00

Doug Vining Water crisis in India

In the richest city in India, with the nation’s economy marching ahead at an enviable clip, middle-class people are reduced to foraging for water. Their predicament testifies to the government’s astonishing inability to deliver the most basic services to its citizens at a time when India asserts itself as a global power. - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/world/asia/29water.html?ex=1160193600&en=6a1b1af16b7597d1&ei=5070&emc=eta1
Posted: 2 October 2006 at 07:44

Wolfgang Grulke Great new book on the subject...

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water - The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century, by Fred Pearce - paperback March 2007

Have a look here... http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Rivers-Run-Dry-Water/dp/0807085731/sr=1-2/qid=1167895945/ref=sr_1_2/202-1793956-5107001?ie=UTF8&s=books
Posted: 4 January 2007 at 09:33

Doug Vining Water: Hottest commodity to invest in

For all the talk about oil, natural gas, and even electricity, those resources pale in comparison to this essential commodity - one that we can't live without, and whose demand will never decline. In fact, thanks to population growth and global warming, demand is actually set to increase markedly over the coming years.
http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/nov/21water.htm
Posted: 22 November 2007 at 20:34

Doug Vining Investors warm to water as shortages mount

Investors are mobilising funds to buy the assets that control water and improve supplies, especially in developing countries such as China where urban populations are booming, further tightening supply.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7395775
Posted: 19 March 2008 at 11:57

Doug Vining Reuters catches up

Posted: 17 June 2009 at 14:57

Anton Musgrave Water surfaces in strange places... and wil drive gobal tensions... Is Libya ihe first water war?

We have long said that water will drive world wars in the future. This article is fascinating... and suggests that this has now happened! Where will the next water conflict arise... Tibetan Glaciers... Brazil...Canada...?
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Posted: 12 June 2011 at 12:29

Neil Jacobsohn Redesigning the loo!

We all know that water - or the shortage of it - is a looming crisis. But how much good water is flushed away every day in toilets? So what better idea than to redesign the loo?
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Posted: 24 November 2011 at 10:30

Anton Musgrave Water in 2020?

If this analysis is indeed true then the future of water in pretty bleak...and our future is even more bleak! We need some radical innovation on sustainable use of water.
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Posted: 14 May 2012 at 19:02
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