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CIA analysts predicted a couple of years ago that 2040 will mark the year as a border date, after which, in all its horror, the global problem of water scarcity will open. In 2013, OECD experts “brought closer” a terrible date - they moved it to 2030 year. According to them, by that time 47% of people will live in zones with water deficit. Finally, it is believed that water deficiency threatens the planet in ten years.



Here is a quote from a fresh message on the portal gezitter.org:

“Residents of the Panfilovsky district of the Chui region oppose the development of the gold deposit in the Cholok-Kaiyndy valley.

On August 28, they blocked the Bishkek-Chaldybar highway for several hours, demanding the termination of Redmet's activities, stating that gold mining would lead to water pollution.

Regional police counted 300 participants of the action, and the participants claimed that they were around 1000. One of the organizers of the protest was Nurgazy Kayypbaev - a resident of the village of Bukara from the ayyl okmotu of Voznesenovka, Panfilovsky district. According to him, the entire ayil okmotu uses the river that flows from the Chon-Kaiynda valley as drinking water. If gold mining begins, the water will be polluted ... "


See you Gold is nothing where water sources are scarce.

But another message from the media, also from Central Asia.

Kyrgyz news agency "24.kg" quoted the words of Askarbek Toktoshev, the head of the state agency for architecture, construction and housing and communal services, told at the meeting entitled “Open dialogue on clean drinking water”. Mr. Toktoshev spoke about the availability of safe water for the rural population.

As of 1 in August, 38,32% of the rural population has access to street columns, 21,5% to columns in the yard or in the house, 25,51% draws valuable liquid from aryks, rivers and canals, 6,93% from springs. 2,32% of citizens use the services of water carriers. Individual wells are available for just 2,23%. Access to wells can boast 1,12% of the population. Run to the column at the neighbors 0,91%. Well, and 0,02% have access to the swamps.

If we move from Central Asia to China, it will become clear: the Chinese will not tolerate water shortages. Access to the swamps and the columns of the neighbors is not the bright future that draws in front of the inhabitants of the Celestial Central Committee of the CPC.

25 August "Russian newspaper" An article by Leonid Yuriev appeared, which tells about a Chinese project on the diversion of rivers, started for the sake of fresh water.

The observer recalls that China completed the construction of a central route for the transfer of rivers from the south to the north of the country in May. The network of channels will begin to be operated in October. Over a hundred Chinese cities will additionally receive 9,5 billion cubic meters of water annually.

The arid northern regions of the People's Republic of China used to solve the problem of water shortage, the author of the material reminds us of "the merciless exploitation of groundwater." However, such pumping of water has created a number of environmental problems, starting with subsidence of the soil. A decrease in the soil horizon of the North China Plain on 20 cm recorded in the territory in 60 thousand square meters. km The city of Cangzhou naturally collapsed: in forty years, the height above sea level fell by 2,5 meters. Lakes and rivers began to shallow in the region. Well, and Beijing: the city goes underground at a rate of up to 137 mm per year.

Now, from the Yangtze and Yellow River rivers, 4350 billion cubic meters of water will be pumped to the Chinese north every year along 44,5 km-long canals. But alas, even this large-scale project will not save the country. In China, the 1 / 5 population of the planet lives, but the whole of China’s fresh water reserves are 7% of the world total.

In the forecasts flashed 2030 year. By that time, the PRC will need 818 billion cubic meters of water annually. But the level of water supply will remain at the level of 619 billion, writes columnist "RG". China faces severe water savings ...

In 2012, Director of the Institute for Water Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences V. Danilov-Danilyan at the presentation of the United Nations 4 Report on Water Resources Development explainedthat there are ten to fifteen years left for the extensive growth of water consumption on the planet.

The scientist recalled that up to 70 percent of the water used is water for agricultural irrigation. It is clear from the materials of the report that in 10-15 years, people will be convinced that an extensive increase in water use is impossible. The scientist proposed to increase the efficiency of water use, develop its purification and reuse it.

The report also noted that three countries are in an advantageous position: Russia, Brazil and Canada. There is no water shortage here. And in Russia, water that is not used in agriculture will remain even seventy years later. However, Danilov-Danilyan specified that a significant part of Russian water resources is concentrated in the Asian part, while agriculture, industry and the population are concentrated in European territory. And with the extensive scenario of the European part of the Russian Federation, there is not enough water in the same 2030 year.

Tseerushnye experts believe that the mark of total water deficit of the planet is not 2030, but 2040. The upcoming drinking water shortages they explain rapid population growth in water-deficient regions, which at the same time are economically backward and politically unstable. In the twentieth century, the population of the planet more than tripled. But everything would be fine, but here the consumption of fresh water on the planet during the same time increased not by three, but by 6. By themselves, these "times" already seem threatening.

Experts from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development "return" humanity to the mark 2030 of the year. According to them, by this date already 47% of people will live in areas with water scarcity.

A publicist, Hank Pelissie, last year counted nine regions in which armed conflicts could arise over water.

In Yemen, the north can go against the south. Egypt faces conflict with Ethiopia. India and Bangladesh are about to quarrel with China. India may also have a water conflict with Pakistan. Burkina Faso may well be a strategic opponent of Ghana.

Larger confrontations can happen: for example, between Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. By 2015, a large dam can be erected on the Mekong River and its tributaries, and by the 41 year, already 2030.

If you turn your eyes to the Middle East, it becomes clear that the subject of a heated dispute between Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey can be the Tigris and the Euphrates. Today, Turkey is already “cursed,” since 98% of the sources of the Euphrates begins in this country.

Israel can quarrel with Palestine.

Well, and in Central Asia, wars can break out over the use of the waters of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan need water for cotton, wheat and rice, and Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan need water for hydroelectric power plants.

Analyst Clark Judge from “US News” counted on the world map not nine, but as many as twenty regions where “water wars” could flare up (ending with some US states).

However, looking for such places on the globe is a thankless task. It is enough to understand that by the year 2030, water deficiency threatens almost the whole world, including the European part of Russia.

According to the estimates of UN experts, who didn’t look into the future, but into the past, over the last fifty years, 1500 water conflicts have occurred in the world.

“The water question,” writes Alexei Kupriyanov ("Lenta.ru"), - regularly discussed in the framework of the UN. In the Millennium Declaration, adopted by the United Nations in 2000, the international community committed itself to reducing the number of people deprived of access to clean drinking water by the 2015 year by half and ending the irrational use of water resources. There is a year left before implementation, and the Declaration in this direction, it seems, has remained just paper.

The question of water distribution is best illustrated by the fact that world politics is actually a zero-sum game: if someone wins, then someone inevitably loses. It is impossible to make enough water for everyone. Water wars were predicted back in the 1980s, but they never happened. But this does not mean that, sooner or later, the life-giving moisture of mankind will not, after all, begin to share with weapons in hand".

We end with a excerpt from Robert Sheckley’s Special Prospector (1959):

Morrison waited, peering into the glittering mouth of a whirlwind that swept across the sky and stopped a quarter of a mile away. From the whirlwind it seemed a large round copper bottom. The mouth of the vortex began to expand, missing an even larger copper bulge. The bottom was already on the sand, and the bulge was growing. When at last it appeared all, in the vast desert rose a gigantic ornate copper punch bowl. A whirlwind rose and hung over her.

Morrison was waiting. Sore throat sore. A thin stream of water appeared from the whirlwind and poured into the bowl. Morrison is still not moving.

And then it began. The trickle turned into a stream, the roar of which dispersed all kites and wolves. A whole waterfall fell from a whirlwind into a giant bowl.

Morrison stumbled over to her. "Ask me a flask," he said to himself, tormented by a terrible thirst, hobbling along the sand to the cup. Finally, “Special Prospector” stood before him - above the bell tower, more than a house filled with water, which was more expensive than the most gold-bearing rock. He turned the tap at the bottom of the bowl. The water moistened the yellow sand and ran down the dune in streamlets.

I should have ordered another cup or glass, Morrison thought, lying on his back and catching a stream of water with his mouth open.


Observed Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. svskor80
    svskor80 2 September 2014 09: 25
    0
    That's right: first water, then food, and gold then.
    1. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 2 September 2014 16: 19
      0
      Quote: svskor80
      That's right: first water, then food, and gold then.

      First think - then do it. There can be little water. There may be inefficient use. Unfortunately for many countries the situation cannot be corrected, even with the most reasonable approach. However, in our country there are all prospects for rational development, the only question is whether we ourselves will have enough intelligence? For someone else’s mind only harms us.
      1. Devildog85
        Devildog85 2 September 2014 17: 43
        +1
        during oil production, PURE WATER is pumped into the well, i.e. if you hear that BILLION barrels of oil are produced - then rejoice - we have forever lost a billion barrels of drinking water ... (of course, it’s not always 1 to 1, but it doesn’t change the essence)
    2. nerd.su
      nerd.su 2 September 2014 19: 31
      0
      First, then oxygen. Without it, you will die long before dying of thirst ...
      And then they rule the money. Are you so naive that you believe that environmental protests against the development of gold, oil and other highly liquid deposits arise from below?
      Looking for cui prodest? And not water scarcity.
  2. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 2 September 2014 09: 25
    0
    And it’s good for us that water is Lake Baikal North ices and we need to think about it
    1. Belopolyak
      Belopolyak 2 September 2014 10: 36
      0
      Yeah, some wiseacres have already proposed the transfer of Siberian rivers to the South !!! More precisely, in Kazakhstan, and when some of our public figures began to grumble, I read an article where the same Kazakhs could say snapped at such attacks, they say it's not your business and give it to us since we have a little and you have a lot. I read a long time ago, about two years ago, so I’m unlikely to find an article.
      P.S. after that, I haven’t heard of this ... but I don’t think that the Kazakhs will just forget it, in my opinion it will be pushed later under profitable agreements.
      1. Rostov
        Rostov 2 September 2014 11: 25
        +3
        Quote: Belopolsky
        Kazakhs can be said snapped


        If Kazakhstan began to transfer water resources, it’s not free - this time. Kazakhstan is for us, if not a strategic military ally (in fact), then it is political and economic, and allies need help - these are two.
        In general, some of our personalities really like to shift their own greed to others, including Kazakhstan. A simple example. Volgograd State District Power Plant. I really respect fishing, and about twice a year I go to Akhtuba - on May holidays, and then in September. For many years in a row, the Volgograd State District Power Plant does not maintain the required water level in the Volgo-Akhtubinskaya floodplain during the spawning period. And then, on the Internet, on fishing sites, there are topics that water is transferred through the canal to Kazakhstan, so it (water) is not enough to maintain the level in the floodplain. True, not a single "bastard" was able to show where this very channel is! But the point is that it is not profitable for the state district power station to take and just drain the water. It's money! And the fish, spawning? Fuck her! And we are here Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan - but what does he have to do with it, if it is our bourgeoisie for free do not even fart!
        1. Belopolyak
          Belopolyak 2 September 2014 13: 33
          +1
          Quote: Rostov
          If Kazakhstan began to

          Yes ally, so what? Is it necessary to spoil the ecology of the whole region because of an ally? Yes, even if we ourselves needed it, it makes no difference. Here we must think what will happen after, and not now.
        2. nikcris
          nikcris 2 September 2014 18: 03
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          Firstly, not a state district power station, but a hydroelectric power station. If you do not understand the difference in the letter P, then do not go around explaining the reasons.
          Secondly. Today, shipping on the Volga is paralyzed in NN.
          Thirdly. Your fucking Volgograd hydroelectric power station constantly spills water during spawning. Because of what in Saratov, all coastal bushes in the dead caviar. And she does this in order to fill in the Akhtuba-Volga.
          Fourth. A channel from the Volga to the Urals was planned, but was not dug.
          In short - I heard a ringing, but did not know where he was. request
  3. Funnels
    Funnels 2 September 2014 09: 28
    +5
    We have Baikal, the pearl of Russia, and every year it is more and more valuable.
  4. bubalik
    bubalik 2 September 2014 09: 31
    +1
    Moreover, in Russia, water not used in agriculture will remain even after seventy years


    .. even though there is still a project to lay "Power of Siberia-2 H2O" ,,, for the future ,,
    1. Belopolyak
      Belopolyak 2 September 2014 10: 39
      +1
      Quote: bubalik
      just right now the project to lay "Power of Siberia-2 H2O" ,,, for the future ,,

      Water abstraction in large quantities has never before passed without a trace for the environment. Our forests in Siberia already get it from deforestation!
  5. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 2 September 2014 09: 42
    +6
    It is necessary to desalinate water. This is certainly not an 100% solution to the problem, but it significantly reduces tension.
    In January 2012, it was reported that a desalination plant is being built in Sorek (Israel) - the most powerful of the existing ones - in Eilat, Ashkelon, Palmahim, Hadera and Ashdod. And Israel’s largest desalination plant and one of the largest in the world came into operation on 5 in August .In the first stage, it will supply 75 million cubic meters of water per year.
    At the end of the 2013 year, when the plant starts operating at full capacity, the plant will produce 150 million cubic meters of fresh water per year. This is 10% of the annual fresh water consumption in Israel.
    The construction of a desalination plant in Sorek lasted two and a half years. The construction cost is 1.5 billion shekels.
    Moreover, in the near future, the capacity of the desalination plant in Palmachim will be doubled, and it will desalinate 90 million cubic meters of water per year.
    As a result, 5 desalination centers will provide Israel with 2013 about 600 million cubic meters of water per year.
    This is 4 times the amount of water received until recently from Kineret.
    In addition to desalination of sea water, Israel is actively engaged in the desalination of salt groundwater.
    The third source of the artificial production of natural fresh water - the processing of sewage - this water is transmitted through purple pipes only for irrigation.
    As a result, 2 billion cubic meters of water will provide Israel with complete water independence in the Middle East.
    In 2014, desalination production, not Lake Kinneret, will become the source of 75% of drinking water.


    1. kay4yk
      kay4yk 2 September 2014 09: 59
      0
      in Egypt (Sharm), near the houses where workers live, lawns are also watered with sewers in the evening. The zapashina in the district is still the same
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 2 September 2014 10: 15
        +4
        Quote: kay4yk
        in Egypt (Sharm), near the houses where workers live, lawns are also watered with sewers in the evening. The zapashina in the district is still the same

        Need water to cleaninstead of using sewage. We have up to 85% of the water used in production processes and in agriculture is purified domestic water. Perhaps you do not need this, but we have no other choice.
        1. Kahlan amnell
          Kahlan amnell 2 September 2014 12: 57
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          Perhaps you do not need this, but we have no other choice.

          It is necessary, very necessary. Mother planet must be protected, and not like Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, the Marquis de Pompadour, who said: "After me, even a flood!"
          1. Rashid
            Rashid 2 September 2014 16: 56
            +1
            In fact, the marquise said that if people don’t have bread, then let them eat cakes, but about the flood, this is Louis 14.
            1. Kahlan amnell
              Kahlan amnell 2 September 2014 21: 17
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              In fact, the marquise said that if people don’t have bread, then let them eat cakes, but about the flood, this is Louis 14.

              Actually, it was another Antoinette - Maria. Wife of Louis XVI.
              And Louis XIV himself said: "The state is I".

              For your information:
              Louis XIV (1638 — 1715) - King of France and Navarre from 14 on May 1643
              Louis XV (1710 — 1774) - King of France from September 1 to 1715 of the year.
              Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 — 1764) is the official favorite of Louis XV with 1745.
              Marie Antoinette, nee Marie Anthony Joseph Johann of Habsburg-Lorraine (1755 — 1793) - Queen of France, the youngest daughter of Emperor Franz I and Maria Theresa. Wife of King Louis XVI of France since 1770.

              PS You need to be interested not only in military equipment, dear Rashid.
  6. Alexey M
    Alexey M 2 September 2014 09: 46
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    The water crisis as well as hunger can be defeated. Here, for example, Africa is starving and overproduction of food in Europe. It would seem to take and feed, but everyone wants money for labor. If the UN wanted, it could feed the whole of Africa and even drink. No, it’s there, the question is how much its production costs and whether anyone can buy it. And if you have the money and desire, you can breed an example of the UAE, Israel in the desert gardens.
    1. Evgeniy.
      Evgeniy. 2 September 2014 19: 03
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      And if you have money and desire, you can breed an example in the desert gardens in the UAE, Israel
      Libya .... money and desire are not enough, you need to either be able to ***, crush or bend
  7. pensioner
    pensioner 2 September 2014 09: 48
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    As I understand it, our pipelines are still useful in order to supply water to Europe. But in Ukraine, I recall, water was also not a fountain in the 80-90s. In the afternoon they turned off in Pavlograd, I remember, In Krivoy Rog in a hotel in SevGok too ... Can they come to us for water?
  8. Grbear
    Grbear 2 September 2014 09: 49
    +6
    All these horror stories are based on the postulate - the world is unchanged. Two-thirds of the surface is water, and if one-third of the military spending goes to desalination and does not water the area, then there will be plenty of water.

    "Crazy and x ... (east) you can break ®" hi
    1. schizophrenic
      schizophrenic 2 September 2014 15: 19
      +1
      I approximately remember the calculations of experts. A month of hostilities during the Second World War cost the cost of landscaping the Sahara desert.
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 2 September 2014 09: 56
    +4
    Forest, the best reservoir of water .. there is forest, there is water .. there is no forest there is no water ...
    1. Cenij150814
      Cenij150814 2 September 2014 13: 07
      +1
      Quote: parusnik
      Forest, the best reservoir of water .. there is forest, there is water .. there is no forest there is no water ...

      Let me rephrase your statement. Man, the best reservoir of water .. there is man, there is no water (and forests) .. there is no man there is water (and forests) repeat
  10. CONTROL
    CONTROL 2 September 2014 09: 59
    0
    Vanga had a prophecy - wars of the future over water ...
  11. Check
    Check 2 September 2014 10: 31
    0
    Apparently it's time to make long-term investments in the form of real estate near Lake Baikal.
    1. Evgeniy.
      Evgeniy. 2 September 2014 19: 01
      0
      It will always come in handy! wink
  12. screw cutter
    screw cutter 2 September 2014 10: 43
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    Something I do not understand the CIA, then they are coming with water problems, then they are moving the production of shale gas around the world?
  13. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 2 September 2014 11: 30
    +3
    The Aral Sea is just drying up because of "irrational water use" - too much water was taken for irrigation of agricultural crops, for filling reservoirs, etc. And then they shouted: "The missile launches from Baikonur are to blame for everything! .."
    So shutting off the water of some states to others will cause not only questions, but also "showdowns" ... It is still more or less quiet.
  14. Steel loli
    Steel loli 2 September 2014 11: 39
    +2
    Israel can quarrel with Palestine.

    Good joke.
    1. Professor
      Professor 2 September 2014 14: 16
      0
      I also appreciated. Now there is love and advice there. laughing
  15. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 2 September 2014 12: 06
    0
    Israel can quarrel with Palestine.
    This phrase amused me from the bottom of my heart; you might think they’re doing well now. An article from a series of horror stories. It was frightened by ozone holes, now by the end of the world, now by global warming, then by global cooling. It’s time to think to whom all these horror stories are beneficial? hi
    1. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell 2 September 2014 13: 03
      +1
      It was frightened by ozone holes, now by the end of the world, now by global warming, then by global cooling. It’s time to think to whom all these horror stories are beneficial?hi

      ... He spoke, breaking his hands,
      Krasnobay and balamut
      About the powerlessness of science
      Before the secret of Bermuda.
      He broke all brains into pieces,
      All the gyruses wandered -
      And the rope authorities
      They inject us with a second injection.
      Dear Editor!
      Maybe better - about the reactor?
      About your favorite moon tractor? ..
      After all, it’s impossible! Year in a row
      They frighten me with plates,
      Say, vile, fly, -
      Then your dogs bark
      That ruins say ...
      lol

      PS On RenTV they love such topics ...
    2. Professor
      Professor 2 September 2014 14: 20
      0
      Quote: Gomunkul
      It’s time to think to whom all these horror stories are beneficial?

      The problem of fresh water is a real problem, not a horror story. Ask Crimean citizens.
      1. Gomunkul
        Gomunkul 2 September 2014 14: 48
        0
        The problem of fresh water is a real problem, not a horror story. Ask Crimean citizens.
        The problem with water among residents of Crimea appeared after Ukraine blocked the North Crimean canal.
        1. Evgeniy.
          Evgeniy. 2 September 2014 19: 00
          0
          I think the problem will be solved soon.
      2. The comment was deleted.
  16. Edge_kmv
    Edge_kmv 2 September 2014 13: 20
    +1
    Obviously not from a good life, but it may happen that this happens not only in Africa
    1. no matter who i am
      no matter who i am 2 September 2014 20: 50
      0
      I wonder who took the picture?
  17. Averias
    Averias 2 September 2014 13: 44
    0
    As analysts say, the third world reason (God forbid, of course) is not hydrocarbons, but fresh water. Something else is killing me, the well-known company Nestlé is slowly taking over water sources around the world. In the United States, the people raised a storm and defended their right to natural sources (springs, springs) in their town. For the Nestlé company, with the tacit filing of corrupt officials, tried to get their hands on them (promising roads in return. Roads to Water, cool). In Poland, the same thing, only they did not defend. It's all over the world. And the head of Nestlé had the audacity to cynically declare the following:
    Say, what is it, why is water freely available? Not order, it is necessary to transfer the right to water resources to corporations. They say only they can properly dispose of them. On the site "24 Dock" there is a film "Water", everything is laid out beautifully and clearly on the shelves.
  18. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 2 September 2014 13: 59
    +1
    CIA analysts predicted a couple of years ago that 2040 would be

    You can stick your forecast somewhere far away, ladies and gentlemen of the analytic: in 2040 your rotten TsereuU will be gone. Like the whole SESHA.
  19. nikcris
    nikcris 2 September 2014 18: 20
    0
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    It is necessary to desalinate water. This is certainly not an 100% solution to the problem, but it significantly reduces tension.
    In January 2012, it was reported that a desalination plant is being built in Sorek (Israel) - the most powerful of the existing ones - in Eilat, Ashkelon, Palmahim, Hadera and Ashdod. And Israel’s largest desalination plant and one of the largest in the world came into operation on 5 in August .In the first stage, it will supply 75 million cubic meters of water per year.
    At the end of the 2013 year, when the plant starts operating at full capacity, the plant will produce 150 million cubic meters of fresh water per year. This is 10% of the annual fresh water consumption in Israel.
    The construction of a desalination plant in Sorek lasted two and a half years. The construction cost is 1.5 billion shekels.
    Moreover, in the near future, the capacity of the desalination plant in Palmachim will be doubled, and it will desalinate 90 million cubic meters of water per year.
    As a result, 5 desalination centers will provide Israel with 2013 about 600 million cubic meters of water per year.
    This is 4 times the amount of water received until recently from Kineret.
    In addition to desalination of sea water, Israel is actively engaged in the desalination of salt groundwater.
    The third source of the artificial production of natural fresh water - the processing of sewage - this water is transmitted through purple pipes only for irrigation.
    As a result, 2 billion cubic meters of water will provide Israel with complete water independence in the Middle East.
    In 2014, desalination production, not Lake Kinneret, will become the source of 75% of drinking water.



    This is all apparently awesomely impressive, but it doesn't fit with my ideology. Your 600 and other cubes give the Jew 70 on the nose. My wife and I have a total consumption of about 300 meters per year. But this is "by the meters." And while we are not engaged in agriculture at close range - so, indulge ... And we have rains every other day.
    And in order to make water out of piss - we are not astronauts, bl. We are not supposed to "courageously overcome adversity and hardship."
  20. Evgeniy.
    Evgeniy. 2 September 2014 18: 58
    0
    I am in Novosibirsk (Siberia, Siberian Federal District, Russia) our F.O. on a map of Russia hints to where we are these troubles))))
  21. nerd.su
    nerd.su 2 September 2014 19: 44
    0
    There are several inaccuracies in the article that have crept in from sources like the media, which greatly distort the picture. True, in the media this information comes from scientific sources, but either the scientists are such, or the correspondents interpret it that way.

    It is alleged that Chinese cities are sagging due to the intensive use of groundwater. Even the Chinese from their geological institutes talk about this. I want to tell these two-man students - learn the properties of loess soils until all your mega-megacities have collapsed.

    The report also noted that three countries were in a winning position: Russia, Brazil and Canada.

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo and several other large and small South and West African countries, Central and almost all of Latin America are forgotten (you must admit, it is difficult to imagine the conflict between Nicaragua and Honduras over the water laughing ). Here is such a "scientific" report.

    A publicist, Hank Pelissie, last year counted nine regions in which armed conflicts could arise over water.

    In Yemen, the north can go against the south. ... India and Bangladesh are about to quarrel with China. India may also have a water conflict with Pakistan. ...
    ...
    Israel can quarrel with Palestine.

    You might think that without water they have no reason. He is a publicist.

    Nevertheless, water problems are relevant for Central Asia, the Middle East, North and not only Africa, etc. But from this it follows that one should not fight, but trade. Great prospects for the water market are opening up. After a while, our liberals will begin to sing "Industry will never develop in Russia as long as we are on a water needle!" laughing
  22. Zolotse
    Zolotse 2 September 2014 19: 54
    0
    The territory of the Leningrad Region consists of fresh water for 13%. And Karelia, and Lake. Baikal Russia is rich in water resources. Wars will be waged not only for oil, but for clean water
    1. no matter who i am
      no matter who i am 2 September 2014 20: 53
      +1
      Baikal is now polluted in the most unscrupulous way and will ever be polluted
  23. Lyton
    Lyton 3 September 2014 02: 22
    0
    Quote: Funnels
    We have Baikal, the pearl of Russia, and every year it is more and more valuable.

    I think when such a time comes that you will have to build fortifications on the outskirts of Lake Baikal, from all friends, and you need to think about it now.
  24. ratmir
    ratmir 3 September 2014 10: 24
    0
    It’s not beer that kills people, water kills people!
    Soon a conversation like <Is there a lot of fresh water for one country>