An hydroelectric dam in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf which will will be submerged under 200 feet of water.
Recently a red-letter warning was issued of a hosepipe ban in the UK for this year’s summer season. On 25 April 2017, the Express online news site, reported that, “Water levels across the UK have slumped to below average as fears over a drought hitting parts of southern England following unseasonably warm weather this year and a serious lack of April showers grow. The dry spell follows months of below-average rainfall with conditions not expected to bring significant precipitation before May.” This is a worldwide problem affecting all countries and raises issues on our ability to maintain adequate food production in the food chain supply.
The world, today, is faced with drying waterbeds. Water is becoming the most important issue of our day. Water is also set to become a Commodity in International Trade. Water traded on the Stock Exchange, is that moral? Extreme weather patterns, and unprecedented population growth make building a successful food supply chain that can feed the world, a challenge, and water supply is the central ingredient needed for successful agricultural and domestic purposes.
Poor and failing rains lead to low Water Tables, meaning less water is available for use in agriculture. Draughts cause great damage to the agricultural terrain responsible for growing the world’s most important food products. Currently we face a food crisis, because we will need more harvests of the major grain crops such as rice, wheat, and corn for now and decades ahead. The crops are the basis of nearly all the food we eat. Poor production of the main grains, also creates a chain reaction to the production of meat, because we feed grains such as corn, wheat, and soy to meat producing animals.
The problem we need to resolve now is how we will guarantee a strong supply of water to meet the challenge of successful agricultural production in order we meet the current dramatic rise in food demand.
The supply of water raises contentious issues and has now become a commodity in international trade. Like the supply of electricity, major international conglomerates are running water supply as a business in Host Countries, not just for the countries themselves but also for the benefit of international economies.
A case in hand is the Turkish hydroelectric dam project, on the Tigris River, dating back to the 1950s, which Turkey has nearly completed. The dam is now more than 80 percent complete, but filling of a reservoir will force thousands, from their homes. “It’s going to ruin a historic city,” said Zeynep Ahunbay.” There will be a price to pay to counter poor rainfall.
Should water be a commodity on stock markets? Similarly, international electricity supply (power), conglomerates are used in international trade whereby they manage a countries dams, waterfalls and geothermal plants. They bring to the host country knowledge and technological know-how. Expertise and Services to other countries to control Water and Electricity Supply in those countries is monetised giving benefit to the Host country and the countries to which the Conglomerates have their business base.
In conclusion it is commendable that the world can work together, in mitigating the supply of Water and Power for the securing of food production. The practice of Good ethics between Rich and Poor countries will be mandatory for mutual benefit.
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