The fresh water we have is not an infinite supply by any means. Groundwater & aquifers take thousands of years to recharge (replace what has been removed) and with us pumping water out of the ground faster than it can recharge, what do you think will happen? This is not speculation, this is not far fetched, it is a simple math problem. When you subtract a large number from a small number the result is smaller or a negative.
Water will run out, just like oil, fresh water is not something that we can continue to waste, contaminate and or pump out of the ground for profit, it must be held in the highest regard and respect for without it, we cannot live. Think about that for a minute while you sit cozy in your home with fresh water being delivered to your faucets and/or toilets. How much of it do you feel is wasted when we leave a faucet running for 2 minutes or flush our toilets. Considering the supply and demand of fresh water it is not hard to imagine us seeing a time where we don't have it so readily available.
Corporations want to put a price on water so we learn how to live within our water means. Truth is I don't believe for one minute that it is to help the great deal of people living without water on this planet, I think the agenda is to use something that every living creature needs to survive as a chess piece to make money. But I could be looking at it wrong. While watching the CEO of Nestle talk about water and how it should be regulated, I had certain times when I found myself agreeing with what he was saying but my heart was screaming about the point missed. I feel that corporations and the people with all the money have the means to help, but it is not by sucking groundwater out and bottling it, it is more by coming up with a filtering system that can be worldwide, something that takes our bad water and turns it into good water by an easy process. With all the smart people there are in the world, you cannot tell me that someone has not come up with an idea of how to streamline the filtering of our grey water and apply it to everyday living. And getting down to the truth of the matter, people want things fast and now and do not want to wait, instant gratification has become the name of the game, regardless of how many people it will come to harm.
Water is a human right, but that does not mean to the point of running the well dry.