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Response to NYT article, part 1
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labrynthos From: labrynthos Date: August 1st, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC) (link)
Good stuff man. You are always inspiring and refreshingly...clairvoyant? (probably not exactly the right word)

You're spot on about water. My whole summer has been preoccupied with designing solutions for global water crisis for this class I'm taking. The research that I have done is pretty intense... But, most of it is about access and pollution. People in the third world have water - they just can't get to it, and what they can get to is horribly polluted. In the first world, we have plenty of water...but we don't manage it well. We overuse before the water can regenerate, AND we use that water for waste treatment, which increases in concentration daily. There are sources of water that are wasted or ignored.

You might want to look at investing in water reclaimation. They use it in Singapore to reduce the nation's dependence on Malaysia. The technology is there to reclaim water that is safe and drinkable, but nobody has the political will to touch it.
weev From: weev Date: August 1st, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Reclaimed water has to be filtered, reverse osmosized and irradiated before it is safe. This is an extremely energy intensive process. Fine for drinking water, I suppose, for the time being. But not fine for growing crops, or for all those other critical things we use water for.
labrynthos From: labrynthos Date: August 2nd, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Right. Save the cheap water for the greatest need.
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