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Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World’s Water Problems by Samyuktha Varma, Colin Chartres

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Foreword

Water is fundamental for life and the environment. The economies of all nations are dependent on access to water, and its use is indispensable across all economic sectors. However, water has for far too long been taken for granted. Climate change points at the problem, as water is the problem factor in adaptation efforts to climate change.

For the case of crude oil, we talk about the concept of “peak oil” approaching in the next few years. While we have an expectation that technology will rise to the challenge of replacing oil with more sustainable energy sources, we all know and understand that this will require billions of dollars of investment in research and development undertaken by the private sector and governments. The world ...

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