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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/10979107/Commodities-Water-should-be-traded-on-financial-markets-to-avoid-global-crisis.html

Britain, as the rest of the world, is facing a water crisis, leading some experts to predict that by the end of the decade H2O will be traded on financial markets like other finite commodities such as crude oil, or iron ore.

Although the Environment Agency says the past six months have been the wettest on record, summer hosepipe bans remain a possibility, partly because of historic inconsistencies in infrastructure investment. However, changing weather patterns and rising demand for water resources spell a potentially more nightmarish scenario within the next 20 years.

Britain is not alone in facing what could become a catastrophic deficit in fresh water. Unless radical steps are taken to ensure the global economy has enough water to meet all our needs then draconian measures such as rationing cannot be ruled out in the future.

Globally, the problem of water scarcity is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, experts predict a 55pc increase in the amount of water required to meet demand from rising populations, food production and industry. To avoid serious shortfalls the world will need to invest an estimated $1.8 trillion (£1.05 trillion) over the next 20 years that could ultimately deliver $3  trillion in benefits for the global economy, according to estimates by the United Nations.

Markets can play an important role in providing future water security. The City can help to fund vital water infrastructure and the creation of a futures market to trade water would help to create a baseline pricing mechanism against which regional water tariffs could be fairly set.

This should help push up the price of water globally.

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I despair. Every single market 'the city' gets involved in, be it lending on houses, on cars, on education, the cost is pushed up. Thats what happens when the money counterfeiters introduce their con. They are parasitic middlemen, nothing more.

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Britain, as the rest of the world, is facing a water crisis,

I find these types of stories always start with the big lie. Maybe it is less likely to be noticed or challenged if it so upfront. Basically the entire rest of the report is merely a shell casing for the deployment of this big lie.

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Britain, as the rest of the world, is facing a water crisis,

I find these types of stories always start with the big lie. Maybe it is less likely to be noticed or challenged if it so upfront. Basically the entire rest of the report is merely a shell casing for the deployment of this big lie.

Britain is not facing a water crisis. There is a shortage in the south and east and a surplus elsewhere.

Of course, if fracking is allowed, and groundwater is polluted, we are, er, fracked.

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Ah "historic inconsistencies in infrastructure investment."

Lets just add that England is the only country in the world that has completely privatised their water supply, loses 25% of its water due to lack of reinvestment and repairs in a country famous for raining all the time.

What's next buy to wet? Nationalise the lot, water is too essential to be allowed to fall into the hands of the spivs.

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Ah "historic inconsistencies in infrastructure investment."

Lets just add that England is the only country in the world that has completely privatised their water supply, loses 25% of its water due to lack of reinvestment and repairs in a country famous for raining all the time.

What's next buy to wet? Nationalise the lot, water is too essential to be allowed to fall into the hands of the spivs.

Welsh Water is a not-for-profit operation.

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Britain is not facing a water crisis. There is a shortage in the south and east and a surplus elsewhere.

Of course, if fracking is allowed, and groundwater is polluted, we are, er, fracked.

Or not. I know I've linked to this before, but it's well worth recalling whenever the subject of "water shortage" comes up:

http://www.elementfour.com/products/the-watermill

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Nationalise the lot, water is too essential to be allowed to fall into the hands of the spivs.

What about food? Pretty important, eating.

Nationalise that too?

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Firstly, there is a global reservoir of at least 26 Trillion Tonnes sitting just over our heads. Seeding it with the correct bacteria will make it fall on our heads pretty effectively (watch Cloud Lab for the clues).

Secondly, remember the fake shortages of electricity created in the USA so that the market would yoyo to make a profit for the traders.

Thirdly, remember you were told we had to pay to recycle as all the landfill was full just to create an excuse to subsidise the industry, re-enforced with fines on councils/tax payers who didn't believe the lie.

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If Britain is facing a water crisis it can only be through intention or incompetence.

Mind you a couple of years ago they were claiming a UK drought in the middle of winter. It's like the UK has been set up for deployment of corporate/city price pillaging.

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What about food? Pretty important, eating.

Nationalise that too?

There's almost perfect competition in the food market.

If you want potable watered piped into your house and the waste water removed, you're at the mercy of a monopoly.

ED: Fat Fingers

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There's almost perfect competition in the food market.

If you want potable watered piped into your house and the waste water removed, you're at the mercy of a monopoly.

ED: Fat Fingers

True enough.

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What about food? Pretty important, eating.

Nationalise that too?

Sure why not.

What else do you think you should be nationalized?

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If Britain is facing a water crisis it can only be through intention or incompetence.

Mind you a couple of years ago they were claiming a UK drought in the middle of winter. It's like the UK has been set up for deployment of corporate/city price pillaging.

indeed.

so next time you plan to dispose of that old fridge, just strip it down, attatch it to a solar panel or two and stick it on the roof.

presto, your own solar powered "de-humidifier" to extract all of that water we are short of.

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Vampire squids should do well in water.

It does raise some disturbing possibilities however- for example who is going to want to watch reclaimable water go down the drain when you could take a small plastic bottle into the loo?

Taking the p*ss might become a serious business proposition- if the price went high enough.

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Vampire squids should do well in water.

It does raise some disturbing possibilities however- for example who is going to want to watch reclaimable water go down the drain when you could take a small plastic bottle into the loo?

Taking the p*ss might become a serious business proposition- if the price went high enough.

I've heard fremen-manufactured still suits are going to get fashionable.

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Firstly, there is a global reservoir of at least 26 Trillion Tonnes sitting just over our heads. Seeding it with the correct bacteria will make it fall on our heads pretty effectively (watch Cloud Lab for the clues).

Secondly, remember the fake shortages of electricity created in the USA so that the market would yoyo to make a profit for the traders.

Thirdly, remember you were told we had to pay to recycle as all the landfill was full just to create an excuse to subsidise the industry, re-enforced with fines on councils/tax payers who didn't believe the lie.

Ah yes. Aquon anyone?

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Or not. I know I've linked to this before, but it's well worth recalling whenever the subject of "water shortage" comes up:

http://www.elementfour.com/products/the-watermill

If the country fired up enough of these, perhaps we could dry the air to the extent it wouldn't rain so much. Dry the rain.. :lol:

Seriously though, it's a descent idea for off-grid living, but it'd need additional solutions for bathing and sanitation:

The WaterMill® is designed for home use, producing enough water for a family to drink and cook with every day.

Also, if you're reliant on this a 1 year warranty for a heat exchanger doesn't sound great.

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