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FIT Review Comments, by ORA

14 December 2011


“We must rethink the solutions to our energy crisis, or we will inadvertently create an even greater environmental disaster by jeopardizing our vital fresh water supplies.  The United Nations Global Compact states, “Water and its availability and quality will be the main pressures on, and issues for, societies and the environment under climate change.  Climate change will affect water scarcity and sustainable supply.  Presently, the risks of managing water and energy/climate change in isolation of one another are woefully underappreciated by policy-makers. Indeed, water and energy policies often compete with one another, with decision-makers frequently inadvertently valuing energy production over water protection.

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