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on December 3, 2012

INDEX

PAGE                          TITLE

                      3                           INTRODUCTION

4                           The Aral Sea is drying and capitalist societies are letting corporations to kill it

Where are we going?  What are we going to eat? Can life really exist without water?

5                           Who is deciding and based on what?  What are the solutions?

6                           The higher profits just working our memories

7                           The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participation and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

a)    The EPA Participation

8                           b) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

9                           ARE WE APPROVING JUST FOR PROFIT?

10                           The Free Ride, but now what is the plan?

                                                  The Municipal water

                                11                           Other Ways to save Water

Good example of what corporations are doing: “Water for Sale”

                                                      13                                Survey on Water Issues Locally

                                                                                    Graphics

                                    14                        Conclusion

                                                  References

                                   

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

W A T E R

W A T E R is one of the most important basic needs in this world real life as our economical means and they are draining it to the lowest just to put the money in the pocket of very few

            Draining Our Future was titled: The Growing Shortage of Freshwater written By Lester R. Brown it is one of the most important documents that anyone might read because on it you can find out how the Global demand for W A T E R HAS INCREASED THREE TIMES IN THE LAST HALF CENTURY.   Water shortages very soon will mean a future of food shortages as well as wars and “catastrophic consequences for future generations” unless water use and supply can quickly be brought back into balance.  (Brown, p. 17 2nd para, 1st column).  The food and water shortages are a reality happening in countries like China, India among many others.  Salinas in Flow for the Love of water said about poor South American countries, which were forced to allow corporations to have the right to control the water reservoirs system without caring for their own people livelihood or cleanliness.  The irresponsible governments who had not being representing the best interest of their people and of this world had allowed production with the sole intention of profit without caring about the appropriate use of our resources keeping in mind our basis needs.  Many are the countries that had outrun their water supplies to produce junks to gain profits.  The www.wfs.org The Futurist May-June 2008 article written by Brown is basically talking about the “World’s water tables are dropping” (p. 16) and are telling us which are the countries who already got there or the ones who keep on doing the same all, “same all” without doing much to stop the issue.  Instead many had opted to bottled water to sell them in the countries that carelessly drain their aquifers without thinking about this world life, about this world economy and about this world future.

The Aral Sea is drying and capitalist societies are letting corporations to kill it

            In short, one example given by Brown is The Aral Sea, which had “shrunk by 80% since 1960 and as written on page 18 the Aral’s shrinking is due to the diversion of water from its feeding rivers and over pumping of aquifers.” “Rivers running dry and lakes shrinking or thousands of them now exist only on old maps.  Another mentioned is the Dead Sea, which is shrinking even faster than the Sea of Galilee.  Over the past 40 years, its water level has dropped by some 25 meters (nearly 80 feet).  It could disappear entirely by 2050.”  The Aral Sea is looking like the ghost mining towns of the American West.  As the sea shrank, the salt concentrations climbed until the fish died.  The thriving fishery that once yielded 50,000 tons of seafood per year disappeared, as did the jobs on the fishing boats and in the fish processing factories.  Lakes are disappearing on every continent and for the same reasons: excessive diversion of water from rivers and over pumping of aquifers.

            Many had heard the clever sentence that said that economy solves its issue alone and no government should get involved because we are a capitalist economy based society.  But as long as the rich is making profit we are allowing them to kill those other business and are making statements like this that just shift their attention from basic need productions to profitable business entrepreneur and as written on the same article, but on page 19 “For example, while it takes only 14 tons of water to make a ton of steel worth $ 560, it takes 1,000 tons of water to grow a ton of wheat worth $200.  But are we going to eat the metal vs. our regular food or as we lose the health of our economy and our food are the metal will lose also their values because no one will be able to afford to buy them or care for them.  Majority will be starving where are we going? 

Where are we going?  What are we going to eat? Can life really exist without water?

Many countries are taking irrigation water from farmers as it is happening in India.  “For farmers surrounding the city, the price of water far exceeds the value of the crops they can produce with it.  Unfortunately, the 13,000 tankers hauling the water to Chennai are mining the underground water resources.  Water tables are falling and shallow wells have gone dry.  Eventually even the deeper wells will go dry, depriving these communities of both their food supply and their livelihood.”  But it is also happening in the United States where, “the farmers who are selling their water rights would like to continue farming, but city officials are offering far more for the water than the farmers could possibly earn by irrigating crops.”  It’s easy for anyone to wish to have and run a profitable business, but government are pay to watch for the best interest of the whole group not just few individuals and there are many who are not taking the time to really analyze the pro or the con of the issues.  “The farmers are losing the water war.  They are faced with not only a shrinking water supply in many situations, but also a shrinking share of that shrinking supply.” (Brown, p. 19)

Who is deciding and based on what?  What are the solutions?

Certainly is a fact what Brown wrote on page 21 of his article “Recent years have witnessed conflicts over water in scores of countries, such as the competition between cities and farmers in countries like China, India, and Yemen.  In some countries, local water conflicts have led to violence and death, as in Kenya, Pakistan, and China.”  One of his solution is as he wrote, “Unless population can be stabilized in these countries, the continually shrinking supply of water per person will put still more stress on already overstressed governments.”  But in the United States where the problem is being faced, the Hispanic population had dramatically increased as suggested by Huntington Foreign policy in 2004.  A second solution is as he also wrote is “Eliminating water and energy subsidies that encourage wasteful water use allow water prices to raise to market levels.  Higher water prices encourage all water users to use water more efficiently.”  This is no good and of course to make it easy some ideas will be put together in this article more than one idea in one paragraph to encourage people to get the whole picture and idea.  It is good not only for them, but for our government who should be analyzing the whole for the best interest of the majority.  The same comment was made by the Environmental Protection Agency who said and proposed “new ways to regulate water pollutants, and economists say charging more for water would promote conservation.”  Exactly, the ones who allowed corporations to drain the water at least one-in-a-half time for one and who did not define the term as written above without caring or considering what some of the residents are saying and mainly what http://0-web.ebscohost.com.opac.sfsu/edu/ehost/detail?vid=7&hid=1… As their sensitive introduction and actually was more like a fiction movie or so.

The higher profits just working our memories

Recently this author wrote about bottled water article and she wrote THE TITLE is italic to emphasize that is the one choose to be analyzed.  It was written by Opel, Andy, Journal of American Culture (01911813), 01911813, Winter99, Vol. 22, Issue 4.  It is contained in 14pages as download and printed from http://0-web.ebscohost.com.opac.sfsu/edu/ehost/detail?vid=7&hid=1. . . Based on this analysis you can tell that the sole intention of the remarked highlighted words are trying to put that in the mind of the millions of people that are paying $8.00 per gallon vs. .50 cents or $6.50 per individual bottle in restaurants.  The real sole intention is to make the readers to wish and carry a bottled of water that is profitable for the corporations who are behind the target and were the ones who made our precious water through fake labels images and through the use of text that “brings back our memories.”  As written on page 1 and as also described and copy and paste out of it:

As Opel, Andy, Journal of American Culture wrote

“Twenty-five years later, stores have entire aisles of bottled water with shiny labels,

six-pack, “fresh,” “natural,” “spring.” Again I find myself wondering, why are people buying water from the store? And now, today, people are not paying 50 cents a gallon for a milk jug of distilled water, they are paying a dollar a pint, or $8.00 a gallon.” (Constructing Purity, p. 1)  

They cleverly gained their goal as they even mentioned “Water and air, more urgently necessary for life, have remained relatively absent from the ever-expanding commercial market place until recently.” (Constructing Purity, p. 2)

On this article this author tried to emphasize that government is not only allowing suggestions that work the memories of the people, but is also not exactly doing what they are supposed to do: represent the people in this country, seek their best interest and give justice for the whole and has also been written in the same article

“Marx” also suggested it as they mentioned

“How these elements become commodified and the impact of this commodification                     

pose powerful questions for the larger society.  What is the condition of our democratic society when corporations become the guardian of something as essential as water and access to that water becomes a matter of free-market capitalism?” “The political economy behind the growth of bottled waters reveals a major incentive to market something so simple, yet so essential as water: profit.  In 1981, bottled water consumption represented 1.8% of the U. S. Liquid Consumption Trends and by 1997 that number rose to 6.9%. This translates to 3.9 billion dollars in bottled water sales in 1997 (Bottled).” (Constructing Purity, p. 2)

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participation and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

a)    The EPA Participation

            Again, mainly copying the last part of the third paragraph on page 3 to emphasize or highlight partially what Luke’s 348 as coded in this article, and mainly saying to let you see in a smaller scale the big picture of what is happening with the bottled water not just in the United States, but worldwide.  They are producing consumer to have a profitable business while our representatives as mentioned also in the first assignment in regards the comment made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and support their efforts by Carol Browner, the EPA Administrator that as they wrote said, “We want the public to understand that standards set for municipal drinking water supplies are mandatory, and are monitored, and tested more often than for bottled water.” (Constructing Purity, p. 3) as found also in Benavides, p. 3 and just copying and pasting the second paragraph of the same assignment because this author is just emphasizing how the basic needs of humans in this world are not the priority neither of the government in the United States nor in many others which at this point are being put down without mentioning them directly.

“Today it is necessary to produce consumers, to produce demand and this production is                                 

Infinitely more costly than that of the goods. (Lukes 348).” We are citing and giving you the Nike/Michael Jordan’s shoes example as reference.  Sadly the value is not symbolically of what you are paying for, but literally they are ripping you off. (Constructing Purity, p. 4) They did search on prices, cost and earnings that as written on page 4 said “From 6 cents a gallon to 6 dollars a liter is an impressive markup, enough to get the attention of every large food corporation in the world.” (Constructing Purity, p. 4)  

 

b) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

                  “The authors did not use the cross reference found in So Many Ways to Save.  By Cirillo, Jennifer, Beverage World, 00982318, 7/15/2010, Vol. 129, Issue 7 in which Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is mentioning “The global water use ratio because to produce a liter instead of 1 they must use 1.67of product per unit and the .67 is the piece that is lost in the production process . . .. “(We’ve been striving for a water use ratio of 1.3 by the year 2020.”).”  Their comment is similar to the one written on Water for Sale by Jerry Gabriel in regards to prices analysis and controversy and they also talked about the efforts made in 1993 by the State of North Carolina Department of Agriculture who ordered “Off store shelves for ‘false and deceptive labeling.’ (McCarroll) . . .The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did a review of this issue and concluded by defining “spring water,” as water that is derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth.  FDA has also decided to provide that “spring water” may be collected below the earth’s surface through a bore hole. (Food 61).”  (Constructing Purity, pp. 9-10)”

ARE WE APPROVING JUST FOR PROFIT?

The last copy and paste from the last (Benavides assignment p.  4 last paragraph and p. 5 first paragraph. ) Because with intentional purpose this author is trying to put together the irresponsible games that government is playing in this critical issue and basic need of not only the people in this country, but in this world because the rest will be attached for readers to understand that even though this poor author English skills are very poor she does not agreed to write just having one concise concern in each paragraph because what is important is to make it easy for the readers to get the whole picture and with fragment here and there we do not do so.  Perhaps this article will help Brown to figure out that the demand for freshwater has tripled in the last half century because some are making $ 5.94 dollars out of .6 cents investment and they are wasting more than half, exactly .67 litter of water to produce one litter.  Perhaps will also help to view in a more critic way what Robert Glennon said in page 1875 of Texas Law Review, Water Scarcity, Marketing, and Privatization that presented a fact a 10 million people growth just in California population since 2000 and a 14 million increase by year 2040.  And perhaps the question rose by the Coastal Commission, “Should seawater, a public resource held in common for the benefit of current and future generations, be allowed to be expropriated by private business for profit?” (Glennon, p. 1881).  This is one of the biggest problems government investment and then giving to private business without getting back their investments, as they should after these companies get the starter.  In short, ok to privatize, but get back the taxes invested by the people.   

“The authors also mentioned that “Unlike the term “spring water,” the FDA has failed to define “natural” and instead relies on an ‘informal policy” that relies on standards like “minimal processing” with ‘nothing artificial or synthetic” added (Food 95).  Although some states have adopted more specific standards, most defer to the FDA for consistency and trade reasons.” (Constructing Purity, p. 10)  But could it be clearly established on Water for Sale page 8 “The rub is that this water isn’t appreciably different form the water coming out of or faucets . . . The shocking truth –ready or not-is that some of the water sold in bottles in the grocery store is in fact coming from the same source as the water coming out of our faucets, merely packaged and refrigerated.”  And on page 9 “There is no evidence,” says Avery “based on the research we’ve done, that bottled water is that much purer than municipal water,” Yet it is selling and is currently at a record-breaking per capita consumption high: 18.2 gallons per year.  That might not seem astronomical until it is stacked against milk, beer, and coffee, all of which sell at around 22 gallons per year per capita.” (Gabriel, p. 9)  How many gallons are we wasting per capita and how many dollars can you save in your packet?”  And to this copy and paste I will add what is written by Brown on p. 20 second column last two paragraphs “ Many countries are essentially creating a “food bubble economy” – One in which food production is artificially inflated by the unsustainable mining of groundwater.  At what point does water scarcity translate into food scarcity?

The Free Ride, but now what is the plan?

This author is just trying to aloud yield what “David Seckler and his colleagues at the International Water Management Institute, the world’s premier water research group, summarized this issue well: ‘(“Many of the most populous countries of the world-China, India, Pakistan, Mexico, and nearly all the countries of the Middle East and North Africa – have literally been having a free ride over the past two or three decades by depleting their groundwater resources.  The penalty for mismanagement of this valuable resource is now coming due and it is no exaggeration to say that the results could be catastrophic for these countries and, given their importance, for the world as a whole.”)” (Brown, p. 20 2nd column last para and first para on third column).  

The Municipal water

An important point is brought up by Glennon page 1881 as written “Today, most household wastewater, whether from toilets or showers, ends up at the municipal wastewater treatment facility.  Until recently, this facility would filter the water under the standards mandated by the federal Clean Water Act and then discharge it into a nearby river.  From the city’s perspective, the point was to get rid of it as cheaply as possible without generating litigation or complaints about odors.  Now, ironically, effluent has economic value.  Many industrial users realize that effluent has economic value.  Many industrial users realize that effluent provides a perfectly adequate water supply, joining farmers who have used effluent for crops and cities that have used it for golf course, municipal parks, cemeteries, and roadway medians.  Indeed, waste-water treatment technology can take sewer water and clean it up to drinking water quality, through most Americans would rather not dwell on this prospect.”

Other Ways to save Water

But we also can put in practice what some successful program had generated a serious savings as described on p. 1882 and 1883 as demonstrated by Peter Gleick replacing 6.0 gallons toilets with 1.6 gallons or also testing the approval of new faucet fixture for example because as they are more and more popular due to the light sensitivity feature they are most of the time running the water without being used or creating fakes ideas and people forget to turn them off as they are not light sensitive faucet features.

Also we can tried to focus on the meters and equally make sure that the per capita per individual are put in practices not allowing cities like San Bruno in California to allow some to get the benefit of spending less in the months in which they calculate the prorated rate to be charge and then people do not care about the water savings.

Good example of what corporations are doing: “Water for Sale”

                  It is an article written by Jerry Gabriel found in this Source:

Human Ecology; Dec2001, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p7, 3p, 2 Black and White Photographs that truly inspired anyone.  As you are reading through his introduction you do not really know where he is going or what is it that this article topic about having as a background a beautiful cascade and mountain of water falling down.   Gabriel starts the article saying: “How about this for a pervasive millennium image: A female pro tennis player sits between sets on a low-slung bench at center court at the U. S. Open; let’s say she is a top-ranked player, someone with the face recognition of, say, Pablo Picasso or Julia Roberts.  In between wipes of her face with a clean white towel, she is drinking from a clear plastic container unmistakably emblazoned by the mountainous logo that those of us watching on television immediately recognize as a popular brand of water. “ 

He is having a subtitle “Why are we paying four times what we pay for gasoline for something that’s practically free? But his article intention based on the paragraphs that followed the first one is telling this author more than that:  The second started saying: “This young star represents the very essence of youth . . . , probably cost about two or three dollars.”  (Like if the two or three dollars are not a big deal unless I am homeless and to afford that I need to work at least half-hour very hard at MC Donald’s.

The second started again influencing the reader to wish the 20-fluid-ounce bottle of water described above and he wrote “This tennis star, interestingly, is not under contract with the company . . . She is merely drinking the water and unwittingly aiding in a massive bottled water blitzkrieg that has in an astoundingly short span of time gone from being a laughable idea to one of the surest bets in beverage production.”  And if by now you as the reader are not wishing to have that bottled water baby, you are death.

His third paragraph made me to dream I was the President of the United States drinking the bottled water as he said that he is “drinking from Poland Springs at the inauguration or a member of the Backstreet Boys.”  Oh Boy the Backstreet Boy!

His analysis is one of the many done in regards to this important and serious issue, but how many can think that is that serious when they are taking you to heaven and is not only through the articles advertising, it is also through the beautiful, well decorated bottled water that as they were tested in a contest many said “It’s hard to decide based on the taste because they all tested the same.  Some from the faucets or whatever purifies system they are using.  The different was on the nice mountains or the wordy letters transporting you to a dream place and is what is really make you to bring your memories up and make you to pay.”  (Rosemary Avery, Cornell University; Gabriel, p. 9)

Survey on Water Issues Locally

This author made a survey in regards this topic and the results were that 80 percent of the people surveyed were not aware of drying rivers in the United States and 70 percent were not aware that bottled water business are affecting the ecosystem in this country and the same percentage responded that they were carrying a bottle of water around.  In 2012 as mentioned below on the links posted water issues are important for the people in this country and traditional had voted in favor of any measure that warranty it.  http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Shoreline_City_Water_Services_P; http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Water_Bond_(2014)

 

San Francisco State University, California, U. S. A.

 CONCLUSION

            No longer people around the world take water for granted instead some corporations around the world are getting the control of the sources and what is more important is that Water is an essential life ingredient.  This author do not have the capability to address properly all the issues that this world is addressing in this regard, but had just tried to put together the efforts of many people trying to tell us about the issue.  Mentioned above is not just the Aral Sea that at once was full of life and water which is dying because at the sea many other rivers, lakes and so around the world including the United States is about to face scarcity of water which will not come alone because with it is coming food shortness.

                  FDA and EPA participation in the United States need to take this issue seriously for the sake of the people.  It is well-known and is the reason why this author the not mentioned the starving countries and the quite a number of people dying right now as well as the rising number in population even here in California as suggested by our Foreign Policy through Huntington in 2004; Again I will ask the above questions Where are we going?  What are we going to eat? Can life really exist without water?

                  Are we approving just for profit?  It is time to define “Spring Water” properly and “natural” as well as really watching on the ways to save the precious life ingredient because at times we replaced water waste toilet, but we are installing sensitive water faucets that most of the time keep the liquid just running without no one thinking about saving it and let’s recycle as much as we can the precious life ingredient through the installation of municipal wastewater treatment facility before many of the millions of poor growing children in America will have the same catastrophic rate of mortality through starvation and through the scarcity of the basis life source that we are  neglecting.  Let’s stop the massive global demand that is forcing and wasting the natural life ingredient that at this point cannot be produce.  Let’s stop the advertisements mind manipulation through images and fancy wordy bottled water that in many times contained just the water faucet “natural” – “Spring Water.”  Let’s stop  The higher profits just working our memories.

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