The Urban Water Dilemma
In the next two decades, nearly two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities. So how will urban centers across the world manage the increasing pressure being put on their water resources?
Making urban water distribution sustainable and using water to make cities greener were topics covered at a recent international conference in South Africa. "Numerous speakers highlighted the need for a shift away from 'old models' of water management and business-as-usual thinking. 'I see a transition from people being consumers of water to people being custodians of water. We need to manage water as a flux instead of a stock,' said Anthony Turton, director of TouchStone Resources, a natural-resource management company based in South Africa, at a World Bank panel on public-private partnerships."
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- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
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