The world war over fresh water ....
For a detailed explanation of where Earth's water is, look at the data table below. Notice how of the world's total water supply of about 333 million cubic miles (1,386 million cubic kilometers) of water, over 96 percent is saline. And, of the total freshwater, over 68 percent is locked up in ice and glaciers. Another 30 percent of freshwater is in the ground. Thus, rivers and lakes that supply surface water for human uses only constitute about 22,300 cubic miles (93,100 cubic kilometers), which is about 0.007 percent of total water, yet rivers are the source of most of the water people use.Most of the mineral based companies are keen interested to take up the fresh water of the surface.
They are not interested to use ground water !!! Reason ?
See the link and images provided in the web site of US geographical Survey
The best water comes from the rivers which is just .0002% of the entire availability of the global water capacity.
This water is best for the Mineral Based and power generation stations because of a very technical reason no other source of water can be used !!!!
The BIGGEST REASON FOR SUCH COMPANIES GOING WITH BIG DAMS ON RIVERS ACROSS THE WORLD IS SCALING CAUSED UNSUITABILITY OF WATER FOR THE PLANTS.
Scaling is such a problem that it can reduce and lastly kill the plants using hard water. The .76% of Ground Fresh water is contaminated with various dissolved salts and minerals that makes them unsuitable for Industrial Usage.
So obviously the easiest way to grab this resource is to build dam in the name of electricity production, irrigation or flood control, but the real purpose is to ensure a steady supply to the mineral processing industries around the globe.
|Water source||Water volume, in cubic miles||Water volume, in cubic kilometers||Percent of fresh water||Percent of total water|
|Oceans, Seas, & Bays||321,000,000||1,338,000,000||--||96.5|
|Ice caps, Glaciers, & Permanent Snow||5,773,000||24,064,000||68.7||1.74|
|Ground Ice & Permafrost||71,970||300,000||0.86||0.022|
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