As the global water crisis increases,
so does pressure on exporting Great Lakes water (20% of world's
surface freshwater; 95% of US surface freshwater). Should
this water be privatized and sold for corporate profit or should
this water be protected and preserved, with possible future export
to those who are dying from lack of access to safe freshwater? This
section of the Great Lakes Directory is focused on articles relating
to this issue.
"If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the
next century will be fought over water."
World Bank vice president Ismail Serageldin
- UN predicts that two-thirds of the world's
population will live in water-scarce regions by 2025, and many
of them in regions previously considered water-rich, like the
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