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Barlow says in 2018 we must recognize the imperative of water justice

Blue Planet Project founder Maude Barlow highlighted the global water crisis in a series of tweets yesterday – New Year’s Eve.

She tweeted these recent news articles:

1- Cape Town Is Running Out of Water

2- Brazil races against time to save drought-hit city, dying crops

3- Yemen is on the verge of running out of water

4- The great thirst: water crisis paralyses rural towns

5- Can China fix its mammoth water crisis before it’s too late?

6- Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

7- Climate Change: The Middle East Faces a Water Crisis

8- America’s Water Crisis

9- India is facing its worst water crisis in generations

10- Water scarcity in Pakistan – A bigger threat than terrorism

11- Water Crisis: Is Australia Running Out of Water?

12- Alberta facing water shortages, depleted reservoirs as dry summer drags on

13- Seven Reasons We’re Facing a Global Water Crisis

Barlow says, “As we welcome 2018 can we finally take the blinkers off and address the most serious ecological and human rights crisis of our time?”

Barlow has also highlighted that by 2030 – just twelve years from now – demand for water will outstrip supply by 40 per cent and that one-third of the world’s people will live in basins where the demand-supply deficit is more than 50 per cent.

She has additionally cautioned, “The stage is being set for drought on an unprecedented scale, mass starvation, and the migration of millions of water refugees leaving parched lands to look for water. This ecological crisis will deepen the human rights divide unless we actively work to avoid such a scenario.”

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