Faraz: I believe about water behavior pattern; just consider the case that people of an area switch bread into rice. With approximately same calories, the water footprint of rice is more than twice comparing to bread! Actually this happened in Iran in past thirty years.
Kaveh: Ahmed or BP? ;)
Faraz: Fossil fuels, oil and gas. Who is going to stand up against these huge oil companies!
Faraz: We might call this growth without any other consideration!
Faraz: Education always remains an important issue in any subjects! I think in my country changing the style of living is a great issue too. Changing the food regime during past 30 years, increased the water consumption more than twice per capita!
DBaggett: I read about this a few days ago. Seems like a good idea for artificial watercourses. Probably some obstacles for natural streams.
Faraz: Solar energy seems to be the best way, however the problem is the huge multi-purpose oil companies and cartels. As far as they exist, little progress would be achieved in substitution of fossil-fuel.
Sultan.S: Ethiopia is constructing the dam in a strategic point near the Sudan's boarders and not on the best point to allow a higher hydro-electrical power. With that been said, It is clear that Ethiopia is constructing the dam to gain privileges in the area and bower over the down-stream nations.
Faraz: I don't think anyone or independent agency could stop the huge oil cartels!