Providing an ever increasing population with clean drinking water, from what is a finite source is something that has to be addressed by governments world wide.
Some water companies in the UK are investing in infrastructure. However, simply transferring water from one part of the area or country to another, is not going to solve the long term problem, and authorities must take action now in order to reduce overall demand.
Building new and bigger reservoirs, and water transfer schemes, that will reduce vulnerability in the regions will have significant environmental impact.
In the UK, finding ways to involve the people is going to be critical.
Getting people to be more aware of water efficiency in the home is still a major barrier, when water prices are relatively cheap, compared to the rest of Europe.
It would seem that only by regulatory pressure from the UK Government will we ever become more ‘aware’ and bring about real improvement that is going to be critical to our future.