Water transition

© kd Without water, there is no life.
Human beings die after a few days without drinking.
Yet even though three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water, hundreds of millions of people lack sufficient or clean drinking water.
People who have only very little water tend to use it only for drinking and cooking.
Where irrigation is available, people benefit.
It is no surprise that this precious resource has always been the cause of conflicts – and things will probably get worse in the future.
“Third-world products” such as cotton, palm oil or cacao also require a lot of water.
In order to rise to the global responsibility, humanity will do well to consider demands the UN has made.
Groundwater resources must be protected.
In short, we not only need a global energy transition, but a water transition as well.

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