Water Shortage Quotes

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We'll never know the worth of water till the well goes dry. Scottish Proverb
Many of the wars this century were about oil, but those of the next century will be over water Ismail Serageldin
War over water would be an ultimate obscenity. And yet, unfortunately it is conceivable... Lisa Najeeb Halaby; Queen Victoria
Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water. Paolo Lugari
We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late…. The shortage of fresh water is the major ecological problem of this moment. Mikhail Gorbachev
I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns. Ezra Taft Benson
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water W. H. Auden
Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict. Kofi Annan
The average citizen doesn’t give buried water pipes a thought until they burst and faucets run dry. James Salzman
Nationwide, more than 10 percent of public water is lost through leaks. On average, a major water pipe bursts somewhere in the country every 2 minutes. James Salzman
More than half the world’s people live in countries where water tables are falling. Lester R. Brown
Rain plays no part in the agricultural life of Egypt. It seldom rains. Irrigation from the Nile was thus introduced at an early date. The summer supply of water in that river is insufficient for the adequate irrigation of the cultivated lands at present dependent on it. Egypt is a growing country. The increase in population today is at the rate of 200,000 souls per annum. Egypt is exclusively an agricultural country. There is, therefore, an insistent demand for expansion of cultivation into new areas now lying fallow for want of water. Further control of the river is accordingly now urgently required. Pierre Crabites
No you don’t have the right, just because it’s your land to dig as many wells as you want, and dry up the water for the rest of the farmers downstream.. Jose Rodriguez
No water—no jobs. Shini Somara
In our wildest dreams we never thought water would be a zero-sum game. Joe Del Bosque
When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water. Benjamin Franklin
People are dying in this country. I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy... This is what we got last night: four pallets of water, three pallets of meals, and 12 pallets of infant food — which, I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek. So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. We are dying here. And I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, mayday, we are in trouble. Carmen Yulín Cruz

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