Seeing the names on that report isn't very surprising. Those folks are the biggest industrial users.
The global bottled water market grew by 7% in 2006 to reach a value of $60,938.1 million.
In 2011, the market is forecast to have a value of $86,421.2 million, an increase of 41.8% since 2006.
The market grew by 8.1% in 2006 to reach a volume of 115,393.5 million liters.
In 2011, the market is forecast to have a volume of 174,286.6 million liters, an increase of 51% since 2006.
Thats a lot of water. And a lot of money.
That's just the bottled water market. How about the other sector. The private water delivery giants.
It is indeed a big business.
Tuesday, 18 September 2001
The biggest water company in the US, American Water Works, took President George Bush's exhortation to get back to business to heart yesterday,
announcing that it had agreed to be swallowed up by the giant German utility RWE in a deal worth $7.6bn (£5.2bn).
The global market leader of the companies comprising the new water giants is the French firm Suez Lyonnaise (its water subsidiary is now called
ONDEO), whose history actually dates back to the investor group that built the Suez canal. Suez is followed by the French company Vivendi Environment,
an off-spring of Vivendi-Universal, the world’s second largest media and entertainment conglomerate (since acquired by Veolia Environmental). Third
is Germany’s RWE. Since aquiring Britain’s Thames Water and the USA’s American Water Works, RWE operates water-facilities in at least 44
countries of the world.
It`s huge money making machine. This is just another example of global corporatism. These guys don't care about human rights. Not even the most basic
need of life and not just our lives, all life.
We all need a say in what happens to our water.
These guys don't think we do.
They have been taking the stuff by force for years. Either through economic pressure from the World Bank and/or the IMF, or through physical force
with coups and revolts. They have been raping the Third World for a long time. Water being one of their favourite targets.
Letting these guys be the deciders of water policy is truly letting the NWO add another piece to the pie.
Once you give them the ability to make the rules, they ain't giving it up without a fight. They almost have our food supply, now they want our
Revolts have been fought to win back the right to water.
Economic Globalization vs. Human Rights: Lessons From The Bolivian Water Revolt
No matter whose version of events you believe, hundreds of thousands of Bolivians filled the streets. Their protests turned into riots. One young
man was killed by sniper fire.
The government suddenly announced on the eighth day of bloody conflict that the company had fled the country. The company claims the government broke
the contract. Cochabambinos took it as a huge victory.
The World Bank implicitly violated Cochabambinos’ right to affordable water by coercing Bolivia into water privatization to begin with (though
the Bank argues that it opposed the ultimate deal because it included a dam project that the Bank did not favor).
In 1997 Bank officials told the Bolivian President that privatizing Cochabamba’s water was a condition of the country receiving $600 million in
international debt relief.
I hope there are counter proposals presented with
the people in mind.
I firmly believe that water will be the main cause of conflicts in the coming years. So much so, it may be the cause of the next global war, if there
is a next global war. China, India and most of Asia will be in need of water in the future.
Even the guys at the top of the heap in the water game belive so.
Peter Spillett, a senior executive with Thames Water, calls water the petroleum of the 21st century.
"There's huge growth potential," he says. "There will be world wars fought over water in the future. It's a limited, precious resource, so the
growth market is always going to be there."
Everyone should be paying attention to this as it will surpass oil as a cause for conflict.
The lack of water will make people do desperate things. Add to that droughts in areas affected by these companies and you can see why people would be
Forgot the first link.
[edit on 26-11-2009 by GAOTU789]