Colombia

However, that is the only good news of the extensive document. While it is true that there is no shortage of water, there is, instead, a serious problem by which mankind is suffering from thirst: the water is badly distributed. The water that we have reached to the needs domestic, agricultural and industrial, provided the measures necessary to allow you to reach all households, enterprises and the crops are taken. These measures must be urgent to prevent inequality, inequality and poverty. According to the human development report, in which Colombia is ranked 70 among 177 Nations, the ineffectiveness of political processes puts the poor at a disadvantage. For more information see Medigap.

The shortage of water and the health crisis in the world contributes to that one million eight hundred thousand children die annually. The problem has so much impact that water is causing more deaths than armed conflict. Depriving water to vulnerable populations is a subtle form of violence, marginality and war. Very serious estimates $ 10 billion are needed to achieve a proper distribution of water. The cost is apparently high but it is insignificant when compared with other expenditure which incurred the Nations.

The military costs are for example, truly exorbitant and, of course, of one amount infinitely superior to what would be needed to bring the water not only to marginalized populations, but to all who need it: in other words, all human beings. The water became in some places a costly, almost luxury product. A bottle of purified water or mineral water costs much, or more than the same amount of its content in oil or gasoline. In the case of some regions of Colombia the subject is really critical: not just of shortage or inequitable distribution, but quality. Aqueducts carry water unfit for human consumption to households. And in those places where there are no citizens, especially indigenous, aqueducts must rely on wells, jagueyes and, even, ponds. Custom, but above all the need has led them to consume a turbid liquid with a distant resemblance to clean water which washed clothes in some developed cities or that washed the floors in industrialized countries. The next time that you see clouds on the horizon and clear the announcement of rain, give thanks to God and ask that liquid pure and essential sky arrive equally to all men and women of the Earth. And especially to children who suffer because of their scarcity. Alejandro Rutto martinez is a prestigious academic italo-Colombian, currently linked to several universities and vocational training institutions. He also worked as a journalist and is lecturer of events in conferences, seminars and meetings. You can make contact with him via mail or by 8055526 300 mobile phone.