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Managing Water as Scarcity Looms


Jean-Louis Chaussade, the chief executive of Suez Environnement SA, sees the world in terms of water: The map is becoming arid and full of opportunity.

As the world’s population grows and migrates to cities, water shortages are happening in places where scarcity was unthinkable only five years ago, such as the Spanish coast. Even London, at the heart of notoriously rainy Britain, is described by the U.K. Environment Agency as “seriously water stressed.”

And in March 2009, a report by the World Economic Forum, which organizes the annual Davos summit meetings of international business and financial leaders, said lack of


2 Comments on "Managing Water as Scarcity Looms"

  1. KenZ300 on Mon, 27th Sep 2010 8:10 am 

    The ever expanding world population will stretch the worlds limited resources.

    What may have been adequate in a world of 5 billion people will be tearfully inadequate in a world of 9 billion people.

    How many fish can you put in a fish bowl?

  2. Clyde Rastetter on Wed, 29th Sep 2010 1:00 am 

    Circle of Blue is an international water news organization that has been focusing on this issue for years. We were recently in Washington D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars presenting the findings of our “Choke Point U.S.” series, an analysis of the tightening linkage between the nation’s rising energy demand and finite domestic freshwater supplies. (

    To learn more, please visit our site and see more Choke Point U.S. coverage:

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