Water is the source of life and has been the foundation of humanity’s development throughout our years on this planet. Water shortages represent a concern that a government must face and be made its primary concern. Water is a basic need that is taken for granted and abused by most industrialized society. Today we face major global catastrophes, whether they are environmental, economical, or anthropocentric disasters. Water shortage is but one of the many problems that has come to light due to a rise in our global catastrophe’s. It is too late to solve or have any immediate solution to water shortage, because put simply this minor basic need issue stems from other much larger issues created by humanity. The answer really lies in how we change the social contingencies that have reinforced the behavior of overusing water and viewing this elixir of life with disrespect.
Industrialized societies will view water as just another commodity where they can dump their waste and not think twice about the effects it will have in the future. If we are to have some hope in our future and to mitigate the issue with water shortages we must move toward stricter laws that change the behavior of abusing water. Stricter Laws combined with technology can move us toward a brighter future. We have the power to make a change through education and taking more collective action in our government to make a change in what is in place now. The hope lies in us loosening the grip corporations have on the governments that represent us the proletariat class.