11/10/2009

Forget about peak oil, says Todd Jarvis, associate director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University -- it's time to worry about peak water. One in six people lives without consistent access to safe drinking water, and about a third of the world's population lacks adequate sanitation. Rather than granting unlimited water rights to property owners, Jarvis suggests adopting a system for sharing access and responsibility for aquifers cooperatively.

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