Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rivers equal wealth

Train bridge, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
To understand the resources that can help make a region wealthy, look to resources such as oil and water. The future is going to bring much more emphasis on river systems as water sources. And with world population growing, the commodity called water is going to be more valuable.

Thus we see the importance of the Miss River valley has many components:
- water sources for cities and towns.
- water source for businesses - such as Pratt Industries recycing / paper plants.
- cheap transportation of goods such as ore, steel and garbage.
- recreation & tourism: cities such as New Orleans, Monroe and Little Rock all see their rivers as future sources of revenue through tourism and boating, biking and strolling.