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California Water Wars Escalate: State Orders Farmers To Stop Pumping

The State Water Resources Control Board issued the cease and desist order Thursday against an irrigation district in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley that it said had failed to obey a previous warning to stop pumping. Hefty fines could follow. The Water Wars are just beginning and, it appears, with big oil still exempt, the small businessman and average joe face the costs.

25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources

Hundreds of millions of people living in North Africa, the Middle East, India and parts of China already deal with severe water shortages as part of their daily lives. But this is just the beginning. If nothing is done, the lack of fresh water will eventually be deeply felt by nearly everyone on the entire planet.

Global Fresh Water Volume

Water is a commodity whose scarcity will have a profound effect on the world within the next few decades – this makes the reevaluation of our values regarding fresh water use not voluntary but mandatory. We will have to drastically change the way in which we view our freshwater as a resource.

Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil

If you think that an energy shortage is bad, it will pale in comparison to the next water crisis. So investment in fresh water infrastructure is going to be a great recurring long-term investment theme.

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