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Water for all

Water is politics. Ten countries control 60 percent of all available fresh water in the world.


"Water is God's gift, but he forgot to lay the pipes."

A less discouraged version of this slogan, which will be pending in professional environments, is embedded in UN Sustainability Goal number 6: ensuring sustainable water management as well as access to water and good sanitation for all. The main challenge lies in the words "safe" and "all". For as another slogan states: "Where nothing is, even the emperor has lost his right."

The numbers of the water. 97,5 percent of the world's total water consumption is salt water. 2,5 percent is fresh water. One percent of fresh water is direct. . .

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Ranveig Eckhoff
Eckhoff is a regular reviewer for Ny Tid.

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