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Today, according to UNICEF, at least 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation, while 1.1
billion people live without clean drinking water period. Water is the key component in
all of our daily lives no matter where we live, not only for human use, but for energy,
industry, agriculture, and livestock. Now if you look at the earth, you will notice
that over 75% of our blue planet is water, the problem is only 3% of that water, is fresh
water.
FutureMoneyTrends.com Presents
The Coming Water and Agriculture Crisis
Over 260 river basins are shared by two or more countries and most of these rivers are
without defined legal or institutional arrangements. Consider the Aral Sea for example, located
in central Asia with Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. The name Aral
Sea is actually translated into "Sea of Islands," referring to 1,534 islands that once existed.
Today the Aral Sea is now down to 10% of its original size.
  The same thing is happening in the Parana
La Plata, Jordan, and the Danube. Areas that were once flourishing are now turning into
deserts.  
A report that was released by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently stated that rising
water tensions could destabilize central and south Asia. The implication of a water shortage
has already caused aggravated demand for agriculture and power generation according to the report.
The report was even titled, "Avoiding Water Wars: Water Scarcity and Central Asia's Growing
Importance for Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan." The report discussed the 33 projects
India currently has underway that could limit supply to Pakistan at crucial moments in the
growing season. Without a doubt, water is going to be a huge issue along with oil throughout
this century.  
In the U.S., the world's largest body of freshwater, the Ogallala Aquifer, an underground lake
that extends from the Colorado Rockies to South Dakota going all the way down to the
Texas Panhandle with a range of 50 to 300 feet deep, is the fresh water resource that
has made America's plains the "bread basket" of the world. Unfortunately, like an oil well,
this won't last forever. The Ogallala used to have an average depth of 240 feet, today
its average depth is 80 feet. Recently a story was done about the Texas town of Happy, who
has simply run out of water for its farms. What once was a booming town that relied on
the Ogallala Aquifer, has now seen its depths of underground water fall to between 0-50
ft. Many wells are completely dry and farmers have been forced to hand over their land to
the government's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in exchange for grants. The U.S. Department
of Agriculture recently said, "The Ogallala supply is going to run out and the plains
will become uneconomical to farm." 60 years is what the U.S. Department of Agriculture
gives it, this is a scary thought when you think about the way we have built cities,
towns, and homes around something that is unsustainable.
  Consider the Colorado river as well, a river
that USED to run into the Pacific. Not anymore, by the time the water fills the pools of Vegas
and irrigates and provides drinking water throughout the west, not a drop makes it to
the ocean. Of course we can't help but comment on how it is the government who has centrally
planned people to live in the middle of nowhere, to live in deserts. If a free market would
have reigned, we would see a much more practical living condition with very little "middle
of the desert living," not only relying on cheap oil, but the relocation of water.
  While researching the water crisis, FutureMoneyTrends.com
came across studies about how in some places in Africa so much water has been pulled out
of the ecosystem in order to bottle it and send it around the world, some towns have
become deserts.  
As the world population grows, the water crisis will become front page news. According to
the consulting company McKinsey and Company, by 2030 global water demand will be 40% greater
than today's "accessible, reliable, environmentally sustainable supply." FutureMoneyTrends.com
members should have no doubt that this is 100% tied into agriculture and food price
inflation. 71% of global water withdrawals today go to irrigating our food. Plus, the
U.S. government has screwed us with subsidies that are handed out to farmers who plant in
areas that need an excessive amount of water. Subsidies are also handed out in misguided
attempts to turn food into fuel, something that in our opinion is not only driving food
costs up, but is WASTING precious water resources.  
Like Oil, It Takes Water For Many Goods.  
Cotton T-Shirt, 400 gallons Denim Jeans, 1,800 gallons
Car, 39,090 gallons Board of Lumber, 5.4 gallons
Barrel of Beer, 1,500 gallons Gallon of paint, 12 gallons
One ton of steel, 62,000 gallons Piece of paper, 2.6 gallons
Consider how much water it takes to grow our food, feed our animals, and to ourselves.
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The Coming Global Water Crisis - (Documentary, HD)

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