In her book Vanada Shiva points out a growing concern many people do not pay attention do in their everyday lives. We take water for granted, and find hard to imagine a day when the tap runs dry. In Water Wars the author does an excellent job of analyzing the privatization, pollution, and profit of water in the International arena. She takes a scientific approach and explains the means and methods of water processing and extraction. In offering several tragic examples of where the water tables have already run dry in India, and the horrible loss of life which followed. Clearly, that which we take for granted in America is something of scarcity in other less fortunate countries. Either way, Shiva points out in her book the necessity of understanding that once the drinkable water is gone, there are no alternatives (Shiva 15). The water crisis, being an ecological disaster with commercial causes requires a worldwide overhaul of pollution standards industrialized countries and poor countries alike must address the situation quickly, because once the water runs out calamity is just around the corner. The author spends a deal of time assessing the climate change and the threat it poses to the water supply. Clearly, cyclones and tsunamis pose a great threat to the water supply. At the time the book was published the tsunami of 2004 had not happened yet, but in Shiva's analysis of the cyclone of 99's damage to the water supply I can only imagine the massive amount of damage the most recent tsunami must have done. Over the past century the world's climate has been getting increasingly warmer, and she explains on page 42 that as the level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere rises, more heat is trapped and the global temperature steadily raises. This is ultimately behind the recent weather shifts, the numerous hurricanes, and recent flooding and droughts throughout India. One would think that flooding, as an over abundance of water, would not damage water supply, however
Critical Literature Review:
The term War as violent as it is in its connotation, should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, war is a violent way for determining who gets to say what goes on in a given territory (Orend). With this said, conflicts over water have been the source of dispute since humans began cultivating food; hence the word “rivalry” comes from the Latin word rivali, “one using the same….
Gold-World Water Wars is based on the book written by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. In this report, I will try to put some the good points about and the most examples of misinformation. Maude Barlow is National Chair of the Council of Canadians and Tony Clarke is Executive Director of the Polaris Institute, another Canadian organization. Both Clarke and Barlow are featured prominently in the film, which is directed by Sam Bozzo.
What I Liked
• Visually impressive
• Discussion about sea water desalination….
Water is a human right, not a commodity. It is the essence of life, sustaining every living being on the planet. Without it we would have no plants, no animals, no people. However, while water consumption doubles every twenty years our water sources are being depleted, polluted and exploited by multinational corporations. Water privatization has been promoted by corporations and international lending institutions as the solution to the global water crises but the only one’s who benefit from water….
Tri-State Water Wars |
The Issues of the Tri-State Water Wars |
Almost for twenty tears, Georgia, Alabama and Florida have been fighting over the amount of water in Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint and the Alabama Coosa Tallapoosa (ACT) river basin that passes through their borders. Georgia wants plenty of water for metro Atlanta so they can keep growing. The downstream users Alabama and Florida wants enough water flowing for their own economic goods. But none of these state wants to stop fighting….
The Water War was a protest in Bolivia that went from protest to a deadly riot in 2000. The protest started after the water prices raised to the people of Cochabamba that were only paid 100$ per month. After knowing the water prices raised the people became enraged and started a peaceful protest that then became a deadly riot.
The Native Americans were grossly mistreated with many being enslaved forced to christianity or they would be killed. During this time the natives were captured as prisoner….
matter that could take Egypt to war again is water, ”and in 1988, then Egyptian Foreign Minister, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who later became the United Nations’ Secretary-General, predicted that the next war in the Middle East would be fought over the waters of the Nile, not politics . Since then Egypt has threatened to bomb dam development in Sudan. It has also challenged Kenya’s rhetoric denouncing the 1929 and 1959 agreements and desire to withdraw from them as acts of war, as well as warned Tanzania….
the beginning salt water and regular water got along. They all lived in the same ocean and each droplet would live in harmony. They shared the undersea environment with all the fish and sea plants. Some plants and animals needed salt water more than fresh water and some needed fresh water more than salt water. This is where the problem all started. The fresh water began to become jealous because the salt water was mocking the fresh water about them being the best type of water. It started out as….
War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate
Although wars are waged for many reasons, ultimately, wars are fought for one
reason; freedom. It is no different in Laura Esquivel's magical realism Like Water for
Chocolate. Just as this novel is staged during the time of the Mexican Revolution of
1910-1917, another war rages on in the confines of a family ranch and in the lives of the
people who dwell there. Esquivel cleverly uses the backdrop of the war to explore the
“Next world war could be on WATER”
"Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science."
John F. Kennedy
Water is a basic requirement for all life, yet water resources are facing more and more demands from, and competition among, users. President Kennedy has expressed the crisis of water in the above said lines so beautifully. According to World Water Council “While the world's population tripled in the 20th century,….
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water by Joseph Beauchemin
In the book the wars Timothy uses the elements of earth, wind, fire and as double sided meanings were one is the challenge of war and one is the strategy Robert used the element to keep him sane. If we look at earth for Roberts soldier side. We can see that it is always refereed to the mud, which was one of the soldier’s greatest enemies. It caused many soldiers to drown as well as slow down soldiers during artillery strikes. For Roberts’s….