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We must take very seriously what represents the element water for us in their consumption, in this planet Earth. Not we can continue wasting it, or polluting. The United Nations has already warned that as the planet warms and dries, we might witness conflicts and wars because of this resource. To find form of combat the problem some 20,000 experts, activists and politicians from more than 100 countries are gathered in the V World Water Forum being held in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been written as it reminds us: ecojoven.com., that the water flows as the largest conflict geopolitical 21st century as it is expected that by the year 2025, the demand for this much-needed element of human life will be 56% higher than the supply, and those who have water could be white of a forced looting. It is estimated that for 6,250 million inhabitants that have reached would be needed already 20% more water. The struggle is between those who believe that the water should be considered a commodity or tradable good (such as wheat and) the coffee) and those who express that it is a social good in connected with the right to life.

The scope of the national sovereignty and the legal tools are also part of this fight. Us adds Nora Bar, that the UN, the World Bank and other international organizations warn that, if consumption continues to grow at the current pace, the water can become reason for another serious global crisis. What is more, according to a report by the International Institute of Stockholm (SIWI, by its acronym in English) water, there are 1400 million people in the world who live in areas served by rivers that are drying. Other 1 billion lack access to safe drinking water and about 840 billion lack sanitation. The SIWI calculates that, within fifteen years, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions where there is an absolute shortage of water.

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