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Awareness of Water Scarcity

Water sacarcity is one of the main problems that is expected to happen. Do we contribute to this problem positively or negatively?

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    Jun 14 2011: There's great opportunity to overcome all scarcity. Unfortunately, right now, too much emphasis seems to be on energy and not on water. I understand that an unlimited energy supply could desalinize water but even if we started that today, too many people will die before it gets to them. So I agree Khobar, water scarcity is a huge problem. I cannot stereotype others but personally, I've dedicated a portion of my time to raising awareness on water scarcity issues on our island.
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      Jun 16 2011: Hi there Brent, fellow islander! I would like to hear what are these great opportunities. One solution is of course raising awareness like what you are doing in our island. This is solution 5 (http://bit.ly/SolutionStrategies) in what I think is the direction of our efforts to right our planet. How can we amplify this solution and effectivel put a dent in solving water scarcity and earth-sustainability? What are the NGOs or government programs that are doing this? How can we rally more people and leaders to transform our world both from the top and the bottom?
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      Jun 22 2011: Brent could you tell us more about your water initiaves onyour island and also the condistions to which they respond?

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