Threats to Canadian and Global Water Security


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Threats to Canadian and Global Water Security
A mere 1 percent of the earth’s water supply can be used by humans (Barnett 2006, p. 42). Now even this 1 percent is under grave threat, as global warming is poised to decrease river flow (Pearce 2007, p. 125) while human population growth and industrial development poison the oceanic water supply. Simply put, potable water is under threat from every direction. A global effort to define the scope of water security, and implement sustainable solutions, must be forthcoming if we are to avert a planetary shortage of water sometime in the coming century. This paper will describe some of the main issues in water security today and consider the viability of proposed solutions. The...
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