Two Towns Anticipate Fresh Water Market

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka & Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

In rapidly expanding nations like India, Pakistan and China, disputes are heating up over a scarce and precious resource: water.  The presence of freshwater shapes a region’s health and agriculture, and control of this resource can determine who has electrical, and political, power.    Alaska, with its many rivers and glaciers, is positioned to become a major freshwater distributor, and two towns across the state are working to monetize their water supplies.

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