The ultimate solution to solving the world’s water problem lies in education and/or radical grassroot political change. As of now, many people in developed countries who do not witness the problem firsthand don’t see water as a finite resource and as a result, economic value is not placed on water as it should be. In terms of law-making versus technology, I believe that the law side of dealing with water resources holds more weight so long it is properly enforced. The technological side of water purification and efficient distribution can be viewed as a tool, but without the funding of a law-oriented government system, it does not have the same public effect. Overall, however, water scarcity issues are weighted heavily on money and such law-making methods does not always play out the same way in different countries. Developing countries without the same funding for law enforcement may not experience any sort of change from new policy that passes; when it comes to survival, a law may not hold any weight. Developed countries also tend to neglect water resources and place Christmas shopping and national sports games above water litigation because the former makes more money.
To stop our wasteful use of drinkable water, we must make individual strives to conserve. Without these initial efforts, any extra change will be quite difficult if not hypocritical in nature.