Contrary to its own findings, however, the UN describes the situation as a deepening global water crisis. The water problems are not global, are not deepening and, since they have been chronic for all of human history, are not a crisis - but UN bureaucrats want a crisis, so they invent it.
UN bureaucrat and ideologue Kemal Derviş writes in the foreword to the report:
Access to water for life is a basic human need and a fundamental human right. Yet in our increasingly prosperous world, more than 1 billion people are denied the right to clean water and 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation.Denied? By whom?
Meanwhile, the ill health associated with deficits in water and sanitation undermines productivity and economic growth, reinforcing the deep inequalities that characterize current patterns of globalization and trapping vulnerable households in cycles of poverty.Derviş chooses to mention "current patterns of globalization," but could instead have written "the deep inequalities that characterize current policies that restrict the voluntary exchange of goods and services, the movement of people, and other individual freedoms."
The reference to water as a human right is no joke. The authors of the report do mean it:
Make water a human right—and mean it. All governments should go beyond vague constitutional principles to enshrine the human right to water in enabling legislation. To have real meaning, the human right has to correspond to an entitlement to a secure, accessible and affordable supply of water. The appropriate entitlement will vary by country and household circumstance. But at a minimum it implies a target of at least 20 litres of clean water a day for every citizen—and at no cost for those too poor to pay. Clear benchmarks should be set for progressing towards the target, with national and local governments and water providers held accountable for progress. While private providers have a role to play in water delivery, extending the human right to water is an obligation of governments.This is how the UN wants to solve the water problems - by banning clean water scarcity by law and force.