Who would have thought that a modern city like Cape Town would be on the list to face what is clearly a catastrophic event with regard to resources; or should I say, a lack of resources. The fact that the City is fast approaching a point where the usual expectation of clean water may be no more should be frightening.
Perhaps more frightening is the observation that the City is about to really be split into water haves and water have-nots. Worse still, is the opinion of some of the water haves who can dig wells saying that they can maintain their lifestyle without using City water.
This kind of a statement underlies an entire thinking process that is a partial cause of the water crisis in the first place. That is, as long as I have money, I can get mine.
I suggest that people read the piece on Water and U.S. National Security.
Read the full article:
WATER AND U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY
Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’
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