Water is just being thought of as a natural resource. We discuss peak oil, but we don’t discuss peak water, as the globe is mostly covered by the wet and nourishing stuff. It sustains life. We pray for it. But humans can’t drink salt water, and so we have been pillaging our freshwater resources, drying up the dead sea, and hurting wildlife that subsisted on these water supplies.
Situations are getting dire. Israel could lose it’s main supply of water by the end of this year. De-salianation plants, until run on renewable electricity, just use copious amounts of energy that contributes to the problem. In the negev, they are growing water intensive crops, and then shipping them to water rich regions of the world. “It’s like we export water” a kibbutznik told us.
Judge for yourself. Freshwater will soon become the oil of today, with prices skyrocketing, increasing prices of everything. Conservation and collection is key.
Read more about the Israeli crisis from Haaretz.com: