Consider the following report from the United Nations - -
"In the Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment in 2000, the coverage of the population in Fiji with access to an improved water supply was recorded as 43% for the rural areas (80% of the population) and 51% for the urban areas (20% of the population) indicating that water coverage throughout Fiji remains low. This is particularly evident in the rural areas where the Fiji Public Works Department (PWD) considered 51% as an over-optimistic estimate."
The world is flat, but hardly fair. A country that cannot supply its own citizens adequate water, yet water from an aquifer on the isolated north coast of Fiji's main island - -
- Gets bottled in a state-of-the art factory,
- gets packed up @ 1,000,000 bottles per day,
- gets shipped via the Panama Canal,
- gets consumed in hip clubs in Miami (7,480 miles from Fiji).
Fiji Water is a miniature miracle of the modern global economy and a sign of how unsustainable it has become.