Drying water, growing thirst. Will Asia’s new battles be fought over water?
Excerpt from an article in The Times of India today:
With about 20% of the world’s population within its borders, China’s water requirements are huge. However, it has access to only 7% of global water resources. With demand for fresh water expected to rise phenomenally within the next decade – and many of its lakes drying up – China has already hit the panic button and started eyeing rivers like the Brahmaputra.
Did I say this before: The next world war will be over water? Well, this is not my original thought, but the idea is fast gaining ground.