Originally Posted by Solstice Goat
I noticed them getting control of the water and thought, "What's the point? There's water everywhere."
We are running out of it in the Austin TX area. Our holding lake, Lake Travis, is down about 1 foot every 2 weeks. The full capacity is 681 feet, now at about 630 feet. More people and businesses are moving here at a rapid rate. The city has declared and strictly enforces water rationing.
That article declares:
All of this means that Brabeck's future plans include monitoring and controlling the amount of water people use. One day, cities and towns may be forced by international law to limit each household to a set amount of water. People may have to obtain permits to dig wells or pay fines for collecting rainwater. Laws like these are already in motion in the United States.
So, it is already happening in the Austin/Round Rock metro area by local municipality decree. I don't see why it is necessary on an international level. However, it would be great, if areas of flooding could pipe water into areas of drought. Now that would be worth the study and effort. After all, there are oil pipelines all over the USA. Someday maybe the same effort could be put in place for water. Or populations will have to migrate as we have always done.