Tag Archives: Water Scarcity

More Reviews of Inevitable

Positive reviews keep coming in for Inevitable, a story of government reaction to the real (and ignored) water scarcity problem.

In my opinion, this page-turning thriller is a must read. Lives are at stake, relationships are rekindled. People have a deeper, philosophical understanding of what is really going on within this federal government (Patricia, Agent Gabriel) – and the conspiracies outside of their control that in the end some may learn that maybe it is time to repeal the Bill of Life.

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Inevitable is a novel that challenges characters to question values they have held for years. Forced into positions out of their control (and not), they must quickly make life-altering decisions in this new era of strict population control governed by The Office of Population Management.

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Brazil’s Water Crisis could Lead to Rationing

In Inevitable, the federal government has shut the borders, hoarded and rationed life spans to deal with a water shortage crisis.  The LA Times today notes that Brazil – where the largest river in the world runs – could be rationing water soon.

I titled my book for a reason.  This is going to cause serious problems.  It is being ignored now, but not for much longer.

Wash Post: Water Crisis a Warning to U.S.

The Washington Post has highlighted the recent water crisis in Toledo, noting that the government needs to get involved now to prevent future water crises.

The harmful toxin found in Lake Erie that caused a water crisis in Ohio’s fourth-largest city this weekend has raised concerns nationally. That’s because no states require testing for such toxins, which are caused by algal blooms. And there are no federal or state standards for acceptable levels of the toxins, even though they can be lethal.

This is how it is expected to start.  As the Post suggests, there needs to be some federal and/or state regulations to protect our water.  But minor steps may not be enough.

In Inevitable, the federal government reacts similarly, but we step in when the crisis has already exploded.  At that time, there is only one thing left for the government to do.

Greenbiz: 10 companies making waves in water innovation

Greenbiz has an article discussing ten private companies who are trying to innovate during our (unnoticed) water crisis.  As Greenbiz notes:

The data on water scarcity continues to be sobering, and shortages increasingly are linked to both natural and human-made causes. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions that face “absolute water scarcity,” reports the United Nations.

So, what are the ten companies trying to do something about this ignored problem.  Click and find out.  Just remember that at some point we reach the point of no return and something drastic, like that in Inevitable, will occur.

Texas Dealing with Water Shortage

Wichita Falls, Texas looks to be going down the Inevitable path where water is no long as abundant as necessary.  In fact, the town is going to great lengths to preserve their dwindling water supply.

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from wastewater.

Yes, that includes water from toilets.

Inevitable takes place after the country has failed in every attempt to preserve its water supply.  As one of the main characters laments:

There were so many efforts to avoid the hard decision that had to be made, but none of them worked. People tried to dam rivers to preserve water, then they undammed them. They tried to let the market raise the price of water, but it was a necessity that people would pay anything for. Then limits were placed on consumption of water per person, but there were always criminals able to get around that. Forced abortions were never politically popular enough, but it was in that discussion that people realized the intelligent answer to the problem.

That inevitable decision may be coming to Texas shortly.

Toledo’s Water Contamination Shouldn’t Have Surprised

The NY Times reports today on the signs that should have made Toledo’s water contamination problem completely foreseeable.  

Lake Erie is in trouble, and getting worse by the year.

Flooded by tides of phosphorus washed from fertilized farms, cattle feedlots and leaky septic systems, the most intensely developed of the Great Lakes is increasingly being choked each summer by thick mats of algae, much of it poisonous. What plagues Toledo and, experts say, potentially all 11 million lakeside residents, is increasingly a serious problem across the United States.

Unfortunately, don’t expect this to jog much action.  There is an ongoing cycle related to water scarcity that circles from alarm to rectification to putting the problem on the back burner again.

Inevitable takes place as the ultimate alarm occurs, when there are no other decisions to make.  What do you think the country will do when water scarcity hits in finality?  There’s only so many choices, aren’t there?