Infrastructure Watch generally doesn’t sound the alarm on issues. There are plenty of other blogs for that. I would like to draw your attention to the issue of water scarcity, which I think will become increasingly widespread over the next several years. Scarcity isn’t simply a matter of the total available fresh water, but also having it when and where people need it. Competition for water has the potential to become an issue of enormous political important both in the United States and internationally.
I’ve collected links to several articles related to water scarcity. For the concerned or curious, it’s a good place to start learning more about the subject.
UNECE Water Convention a Foundation for Water Cooperation (Global Water Partnership Blog, Sept. 7, 2012)
Water Shortages May Escalate Conflict Between Countries (Barrera, L., Conservation International, Aug. 28, 2012)