Water!

Bill at Toplab has been sending on a good few pieces on water and water politics, of which a few of my favourites are:

  • Zimbabwean water wars, which makes the case that Zimbabweans are merely the canaries in the mineshaft of global water shortages. Which is ironic because
  • the population of nearby Namibia could drink the water that Starbucks wastes every day. And Seattle’s coffee imperium is at the trivial end of the
  • New Corporate Threat to Water. Decades of under-investment in public infrastructure make it easy for water supplies to be privatised sub rosa.