Monday, August 25, 2008

The Water Problem

This is a debate that could take ages to figure out - what do we do about our water and who is responsible?? A controversial documentary "Flow" is on its way out. See the trailer below. Also see Water Economist David Zetland's response. He blogs on it twice.

I am torn between the two points of view.

(I am a regular reader of David's blog and have tremendous respect for his opinions. But, like every economist, he needs a bit of practicality to his theories. I honestly think that if he worked with an engineer and urban planner (who added practicality to his points of view), we could get some seriously robust water infrastructure churned out...rather than it just being a bunch of talk. Get out there David!!)


brian said...

i'm not really about to pick sides on this one. commodity crises, such as the one we are seeing now with oil, and soon enough with water, is a symptom of a bigger problem. people. the world can only support so much. we are reaching the breaking point. human suffering is inevitable unless we reach a point of sustainable growth (or lack of it).

pragzz said...

Couldn't agree more. Well said, Bri! Though there is an issue of inequality here...the rich use/waste the most...the poor suffer (and they use the least. Is it possible to level the playing field a little here??