Jun 18, 2005, 12:41 PM
Post #25 of 25
>No matter where you go in the world, the acquifers are stressed. It's sort of like the world wide fisheries situation. What makes you think you'll get adequate information to be able to forcast the future of water anywhere? <
True for many places, yes, and far worse, of course, is privatization which has already made big inroads into MX with Vicente's blessing. As any futurist will tell you, barring a multiple hydrogen bomb holocaust spinning the atmosphere off the planet, the next big human crisis after Peak Oil is going to be water rights, conservation and distribution.
But water *shortage* problems are not on the immediate future agendas in places like Panama or Indonesia (particularly Batam I. just south of Singapore). Both of these places are on my short list along with Lakeside, which occupies the #1 spot right now if I can just get into a comfort level about the water supply situation there.
>I think you are looking in the wrong area if you are looking to find a place that will guarantee you water for even the next 20 years but,<
Prolly only need 10 years if it's just for me. After that, I'll have "left the building" a la the Graceland rock star (RIP). But, I'm hoping the groundwater will last longer than that. My strong estimate is the USA is headed into several major crises, both geopolitical and climatic (which last will lead to huge population displacements and major civil strife), and my daughter now living in Philadelphia will be seeking refuge from the ugly chaos in the next four or five years. I'd feel very good if I could offer her that in a place where the water supply is likely to be okay for twenty or more years after her arrival.
I mean, after all, even if the aquifers do fail, there is still the lake. If there are significant groundwater shortages and wells running dry, an emergency building program might get into place and put up a lake water purification plant for Lakeside. Or enlarge the present one there that serves Guadalajara.
Maybe. . .I hope. Still need more info, and I thank all of you for the specifics you've already supplied.