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Is the water crisis a serious issue?

Do you think the US should put effort into fixing the water crisis?

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    Josh S

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    Mar 5 2013: What's the water crisis?
    - not trying to be obnoxious, i mean ive heard of water pollution... but not a crisis
    • Mar 5 2013: Read the facts on this site, http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/.
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        Josh S

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        Mar 5 2013: oh ok i see where you're coming from,

        My opinion would be that there is a much smaller percentage of people now without clean water then with it. The vast majority of people have access to clean water, more than anytime in the history of our species. Yes, we have work to do, as the facts from the website shows, and yes it is a tragic, preventable problem, but every year more and more people have clean water. we are making progress toward the goal of everyone having clean water, not the other way around, so i dont think there is a crisis.
        Or if you do consider it a crisis, then we have been in a water crisis since the first human was born.
        • Mar 10 2013: But while we wait for a solution a myriad of people are dying everyday from a preventable cause.
        • Mar 11 2013: There is definitely a crisis present; lack of clean water has caused so many diseases that cause suffering in many indigenous and poorer communities. I just went to Panama, in Darien, and witnessed life in the embera community, and water is scarce. Sewage flooding is an issue, disease is spreading.

          BUT there are organizations that are trying to build water infrastructure that, with time, can attenuate the water crisis.

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