At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last May the decision-makers have spoken and shared ideas and “best practices” [on our non-consensual behalf] in conserving and distributing water. In this particular panel there were Alem Tedeneke WEF media manager; Mariana Mazzacuto a Professor at the University of College London and Agenda Contributor; Johan Rockstrom also an agenda contributor and director at Potsdam University for Climate Impact Research and Singapore senior minister Thurman Mugaratnam the co-chairman of the Global Commission.
Here they launched a two-year initiative on how the world manages water. Since water is the first casualty of the “climate crisis” Thurman said that it can also be part of the solution. Hence he said that the aim is to mobilise changes in government and finance [how?]and scale up innovations that can ensure access to water everywhere. He added that the world will have to spend about 300 billion dollars a year to solve the problem but neglecting it would cost much more in terms of livelihoods and wastage. His speech which I am dividing in various segments was:
“Climate Water Food and Energy are becoming more and more insecure [they are being made to become insecure] at the same time and they’re feeding into each other. If we keep over-extracting water and we keep polluting water [because people are always the cause of the problem according to them] it affects the wetlands it affects the natural carbon sinks it makes it even more difficult to address the climate crisis. So we’re in a vicious cycle now.”
He added that the water problem can be solved through technology [since they are making us walk towards the fourth industrial revolution] but they have to be made affordable and with the right governance it can be made in an equitable fashion to scale up these solutions:
“The technologies exist. By and large. They have to be made affordable and you make it affordable by adapting the technologies so they’re suitable for every village in every country but you also make it affordable through scale and we need to scale this up.”
“The world has to turn green. It’s not going to succeed unless we have a blue revolution unless we change fundamentally the way we manage water globally and that means going beyond the buzzwords and the interesting pilots and the very interesting small initiatives but thinking in ecosystems terms. It’s global; it requires new governance systems new financing new ways of scaling up. Think in ecosystem terms scale up and what works well on a to a degree that’s never been seen before.”
“We want to solve the water problem like we want to solve the climate crisis. They go hand in hand.”
While sounding very disappointed that the Covid-19 vaccination campaign failed in getting everyone on board Mazzacuto seems very optimistic that the coming water crisis will do the trick and get everyone on board: “That’s what of course we have learnt throughout Covid – we are only as healthy as our neighbours as on our streets our city and our region and our nation globally and did we solve that?
Did we actually manage to vaccinate everyone in the world?No! So highlighting water as a global common and what it means to work together and see it both out of that kind of common perspective but also the self-interest perspective as it is it does have that parallel. It’s not only important but it’s also important to manage to solve those problems which had similar attributes and water is something that people understand. The climate change is a bit abstract. Some people understand it very well; some people understand it a bit; some just don’t even understand it. Water – every kid knows just how water is important it is to have water. So there’s also something about really getting citizen engagement and us and really in some ways experimenting this notion of the common good. Can we actually deliver this time in ways we have failed miserably other times and hopefully we won’t keep failing in other things in any way?’ And since they are trying to force us to swallow their globalist nonsense by imposing on us a new water crisis I will leave it to you to try to guess what is coming next…