Future War Will Be Fought for Water, Says Jethmalani

Published: 29th January 2014 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2014 03:00 PM   |  A+A-


Renowned lawyer and politician Ram Jethmalani today expressed fears that the world may face a war in future over water if it is not preserved well now.

"In future, war will not be fought over any territorial or other issues, but over the sole issue of water crisis," Jethmalani said.

He was speaking at Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan here, after releasing a book titled 'Distillery Effluent Treatment Management Current Practices In India' written by Dr Umesh Kumar Sharma.

"People need to be serious about the issue and conserve available water and other resources. If you fail to take action now, the day will not be far when we will be hit by the worst ever war over water," the former Union Law Minister added.

In his speech, Sharma said, "The world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are depleting at a very frightening pace.

Approximately 40 per cent of the entire population of the planet has little or no access to clean water, and it is being projected that by 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in water-stressed areas." 

India's overall water availability is running dry. The country's water crisis is often attributed to lack of government planning, increased corporate privatisation, industrial and human waste and government corruption, he added.


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