Water, water not anywhere

Written by James Gustave Speth

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that if current American water use remainsconstant at a hundred gallons per person per day, 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.  As a result, humanity's "first need" will soon be privatized.  Investors are moving into a water-related market that is estimated to be worth at least $150 billion in the United States by 2010.  "Water is a growth driver for as long and as far as the eye can see," a Goldman Sachs water analyst told the New York Times in 2006

James Gustave Speth, The Bridge at the Edge of the World, pp.33-34

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