The Global Fresh Water Crisis: Algae Blooms, Privatization and Scarcity
Von Rex Weyler, Greenpeace
We know that companies do not actually “generate” any water, but rather lay claim to it. They see water shortages as an opportunity to privatize water and sell it to those who can afford it. “Water is the oil of the twenty-first century,” DOW Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told The Economist in 2008.