Human Development Report

There is close, according to the report, the day when the rivers are dying and humans and other species we remain without a drop of water for survival. Is not close, then, the nightmare of a vast desert area as where the blue color before ceasing to exist. Read more from Professor Rita McGrath to gain a more clear picture of the situation. However, this is the only good news of the lengthy document. While there is no shortage of water, there is, however, a serious problem which humanity is suffering from thirst: the water is very poorly distributed. The water we have enough for the needs domestic, agricultural and industrial, as long as they take the necessary measures to enable it to reach all households, businesses and crops. These measures should be urgent to avoid inequity, inequality and poverty. According to the Human Development Report, in which Colombia is ranked 70 among 177 nations, the ineffectiveness of the political process puts the poor at a disadvantage. The shortage of water and health crisis in the world die annually contributes to one million eight hundred thousand children.

The problem has as much impact that water is causing more deaths than armed conflict. Deprived of water to the most vulnerable populations is a subtle form of violence, marginalization and war. According to serious estimates it takes about 10 billion dollars to achieve an adequate distribution of water. The cost is high but appears insignificant when compared to other expenses incurred in the nations. The military costs for example, are truly exorbitant and, of course, a level far superior to what is needed to bring water to the populations not only marginal but to all who need it: ie all human beings.

Water has become in some places an expensive product, almost luxury. A bottle of purified water or mineral water costs as much or more than the same amount of oil or gas content. In the case of some regions of Colombia, the issue is really critical: it is not just sharing of scarcity or inequitable, but also the quality. Aqueducts carry water to homes unfit for human consumption. And in those places where no aqueducts citizens, especially Indians, must rely on wells, jagueyes and even ponds. The usual, but above all has led to the need to consume a turbid liquid with a distant resemblance to clean water with which to wash clothes in some developed cities or with which washed the floors in industrialized countries. The next time you see the clouds on the horizon is clear the announcement of the rain, give thanks to God and ask that the essence of pure liquid and sky come equally to all men and women on earth. And especially to children who suffer because of their scarcity. Rutto Alejandro Martinez is a prestigious Italian-Colombian academic, currently linked to several universities and training institutions. Exercise is also a journalist and conference speaker in forums, meetings and seminars.