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Here is what Panama and Peru have in common with North Dakota and Wisconsin: in each of these four cases, as in dozens of others, grassroots organizations hope to impede the construction of hydroelectric plants, oil rigs, iron mines, or an oil pipeline, projects which they see as detrimental to the future of the biosphere. Civil organizing against the Penokee mining project in the wetlands of Northern Wisconsin, despite its continuous advances in the state legislature, resemble the organized citizen actions that pressured President Obama into postponing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline in January.
The approval of Keystone XL, which would transport tar-sand extracted oil from Canada to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, has been delayed until 2013. Over 5,000 protestors have united to raise awareness about and protest the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru, through the organization of a Gandhi-reminiscent national march. A spokesperson for the March said its objectives are to put the right to water as a national priority through nonviolent mobilization. The March stopped in the city of Ancash, where locals summarized four main demands of the movement: intangibility of the headwaters, prohibition of using cyanide and mercury in mining, the right to consultation with the towns and the declaration of water as a constitutional right. In Panama, the people of Ngabe Bugle took over a highway last month in protest of a series of mining and hydroelectric projects in their region. Every day, roughly 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in the world’s water bodies. The UN estimates that each person needs a minimum of 20 liters of freshwater daily, which is used for basic needs such as cooking, drinking and cleaning. Total water use is expected to increase by 50 percent in the developing world and by 18 percent in the developed world by 2025. As governments across the world grapple with the question above—to promote direct private investment in their economies through projects such as the Penokee iron mine, or to protect their environmental sustainability—it might be useful to remember that “Climate variability, water resource management and economic development are intricately linked.
As accessing water becomes more difficult for societies, the time available for individuals to spend on other activities—like education, economic production or political participation—is reduced.


Panama, Peru, Wisconsin and North Dakota are only four of the many frontlines of climate change, where organized citizens are fighting to stay afloat. For example, the UN estimates that by 2030, climate change will have caused the decline of 20 percent of the snow and ice in the Himalayas, which provide water for much of the agriculture in Asia. This week's product gallery features a well water monitor, a novel envelope pump, an island tub drain, a global satellite positioning receiver for use with construction layout, multi-layered PEX tubing and more. Nexstar Network announces the addition of Phil Smitherman to the Nexstar Board of Directors. A New Book that Empowers Contractors & Home Service Business to Get Online, Get Found and Dominate Their Market. Water Will Be the Critical Limiting Factor of 21st Century Production You are using an outdated browser. There are over a billion people on Earth who currently do not have access to drinking water, to whom a debate over human alterations to the earth’s ecosystem, and the effects of resource depletion, is futile. However, Congressional Republicans plan to remove President Obama’s oversight over the pipeline’s approval by inserting it in a transportation bill that would force the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the project within 30 days. The “Water March” now approaches Lima, the capital city of Peru, where it plans to hold a National Forum on Water Justice.
The Water March was mainly organized by the Cajamarca Environmental Defense Front, as well as hundreds of fishermen from the province of Chimbote, who fear that biodiversity will be threatened if the oil company Savia Peru follows its plan to build an oil rig 20 miles off the coast, and if the mining company Newmont develops the Conga mine. National police have forcefully and violently removed them since then, but the indigenous group’s leader Silvia Carrera, the first female in her position, vows to upkeep the struggle for the rights to clean water and land.
In the developing world, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped into the usable water supply, upon which depend billions of people. Of all the freshwater in the world (only 2.5 percent of the total water in the world), humans have appropriated over 50 percent.


The number of people who live under water insecurity (with little or no access to drinking water) has also risen dramatically.
At that time, it is expected that 1.8 billion people will live in regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of all humans will be under water insecurity. Vulnerability to natural disasters affecting the water supply hampers economic performance and undermines poverty reduction goals,” according to the WWAP. Other such “external” costs to global warming are difficult to calculate, due to the incontrovertible fact that virtually all aspects of society and ecology would be affected by reduced access to water. These mutually multiplying concerns are already demonstrating their effects, as the instances of conflict and violence resulting specifically from water scarcity continue to rise. It further estimates that by 2020, the yields of rain-dependent crops will be reduced by 50 percent. PMI and many of its member companies voluntarily participate as partners in the WaterSense program, which certifies and labels toilets, faucets, showerheads and other plumbing products that are 20 percent more water efficient than federal law and that meet performance standards. Higgens, PMI CEO and executive director, said formal authorization of WaterSense would strengthen the program and encourage more consumers to contribute to water savings by voluntarily buying WaterSense products.
Currently, Kara is working as a Graduate Associate on the Corporate Citizenship team at the Walt Disney Company. Water will always be in demand for food production, and the farmers of the world will always need respect and fair treatment by Governments and consumers in order to ensure water is used in the most equitable and productive ways.



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