That is interesting. I know in China, the majority of the population is either in the North or in the South and the main rivers are at the opposite side of the country. So they had to build these massive water systems to reroute the water to meet demand. I think the Yellow River has a tendency to dry up, which leads to problems meeting demand and loss revenue. May be it is simply an issue of over population and exceeding the carrying capacity of our resources.
On the other hand, I've heard the water in China is really polluted.
Who knows? May be they would have more drinkable water if it wasn't polluted.
Canada has a problem with scare water as well. I remember, living back in Ontario, we were forever being told by the city that we couldn't waste water on such things as watering our lawns. I think there are ways we could cut down on water consumption though. We actually use quite the bit of fresh water for oil extraction in AB. We could find a better method. I'm not sure about ONT. Besides teh fact that may be we shouldn't pollute the hell out of our Great Lakes.
Originally Posted by elucidate
That's an interesting thing to picture the world's population standing side by side and fitting into a space the size of a small country like Hong Kong.