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I think it's the government that's the problem (not any particular government, they're all bad). What you say is true, and caused by bad governance.

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Well according to the graph, we've got the same amount of rain now that we had back at the turn of the century but shared by twice as many people. So either we've not created enough reservoirs to keep up with growth or Observer is spending too long in the shower. The easy option is always to do nowt and blame the public or even better, blame the climate because that can't argue back.  

The problem as I see it is that nobody want's to spend money on something that isn't a problem right now.

If we did spend money now on more reservoirs, people wouldn't see any benefit and just moan about their bills going up.  Then in fifty years time when the taps do'n't run dry, nobody would say thank you very much for a problem that we haven't got.

Don't spend the money and again, people won't see any benefit but at least there'd  be no moaning. But in fifty years time when the taps run dry, people will moan but at least they'll be more receptive to money being spent.

Either way, people will moan and although the first option seems more logical, it's unlikely to happen. 

 

Bill :)

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One of the problems with all eco issues is that the first remedy is to put punitive charges on public use of any such services while these companies or local authorities pay merely lip service to the problems.

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But Bill, they are spending money - on green energy schemes, filling up green fields with wind and solar farms, the output from which, may be questionable.  Hydro -electric schemes are the three for one option -  1. flood catchment  2. water storage and   3.  energy supply.  Estuary barriers (three for one offer)  1. hydro - electric  turbine generation from outgoing river water and incoming tides, especially in flood.  2. defence against storm surges from the sea.   and   3. road links across main estuaries .   

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