posted on Oct, 22 2010 @ 03:53 AM
To jump in on the Subject without reading the report, my neck of the woods is defined as one of the UKs stress locations.. Yet even this years long
dry Summer our reservoirs haven't fallen below 60%.
And even tho they (and the water companies) push the water shortage, to the point next year we will be charged a "Summer premium" the whole region is
a big FO aquifer.. The Geography course I had in college on the region taught the school of thought that this region alone had enough water to
service the UKs needs for 300 years..
But hey, I guess that it is not profitable to know that.. can't charge the summer premium if people knew how much water we really have.. So for me I
am sceptical of anyone coming out with water stress tests claiming my region (or any other region) is facing a shortfall..
Personally until I look into the geography I think the whole thing is being put our their to increase the amount the water companies can charge... I
guess that I feel is that energy companies get to charge what they want and perhaps the water companies have felt left out and are now playing catch
up, so investing in a water company is not exactly a risk, more like a reason to make money charging through the nose for what little water they tell
you they have left..
edit on 22/10/10 by thoughtsfull because: (no reason given)