Peak Water is pushing its way past Peak Oil to the front lines of the war on Climate Change.
What are we going to do about it? We need Global Water Solutions. We need to mobilize. Now. PeakWater.org is a response to the Global Water Crisis. This is an awareness-building collective, a forum for public discourse where problems are identified and solutions are developed.
- You are mostly water. About 75%. Earth is mostly water. About 75%. Of this, 97% is saltwater and 3% is fresh water. Only 1% of this fresh water is usable due to pollution and contamination. 50% of this usable water exists in 6 lucky countries.
- This Planet Is Mostly Water. About 75%. Of this, 97% is saltwater and 3% is fresh water. Only 1% of this fresh water is usable due to pollution and contamination. 50% of this usable water exists in 6 lucky countries.
“Market assumptions are blind to the ecological limits set by the water cycle and the economic limits set by poverty. Over-exploitation of water and disruption of the water cycle create absolute scarcity that markets cannot substitute with other commodities. The assumption of substitution is in fact central to logic of commodification…such abstract arguments miss the most crucial point-when water disappears, there is no alternative.
“The water crisis is an ecological crisis with commercial causes but no market solutions. Market solutions destroy the earth and aggravate inequality. The solution to an ecological crisis is ecological, and the solution for injustice is democracy. Ending the water crisis requires rejuvenating ecological democracy.”
~ Vandana Shiva, Water Wars