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03 Nov 07 - Water, a key renewable resource, has just started a multi-year boom which should leave even oil behind

Throwing out the baby with the bath water is an idiom that has its origins on the monthly bathing ritual in Europe before the 16th century. The bath tubs were few and seniors of the house were the first to take bath, the children of the house came last. The very reason: the baby was thrown with the muddy and dirty bath water on occasions. It’s tough to validate this socionomic anecdote. But the question is that were some of our ancestors really low on hygiene or was it about water scarcity and economising of a resource? Well, the fact is that water has moved from abundance to scarcity through history and our ancestors did face a water scarcity in the past which might have forced them to change their habits. This also involved economising on bathing water and hence throwing the baby out.

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WORLD WATER DAY 22 MAR 2010


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