“The only way to really clean our oceans is to have a lot more people, and we have more than enough of those now.”
– Bali Bali, founder of Bali Clean Water Source New Scientist article “There’s not enough time to clean all of the rivers, and that’s really not possible in a long term way,” said Bali.
“I think it’s a lot harder to do in a day than it is in a year.”
Bali believes that if we could use a lot of water and energy in the next few decades, we could “clean” most of the worlds oceans.
Bali founded Bali, a company that has made solar and wind energy, and is currently working on a water-based solar-and-wind power project.
Bili says there’s currently not enough water and electricity to power the world, and has the idea of turning solar and hydropower into clean water sources.
Bailar Al-Ajami, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Center for Advanced Water Research, said the “solar energy revolution” has the potential to be a game-changer for water.
Al-Adami says water-powered solar- and wind-powered hydropowers could power “100 million households and millions of homes.”
Al-Ahmad, who has been studying hydropowered power for 20 years, says the solar energy revolution has the promise of turning water from a scarce resource into an abundant resource.
“A lot of people think it’ll be a matter of decades,” he said.
“It could be much, much quicker than that.”
Bailan Al-Moualem, a hydroponic farmer in the southern Sudan, said he believes the “water revolution” could eventually bring water from the desert to “everywhere in the world.”
Al Maoualemi, who runs a small hydroponics business, says water is “the most basic of all resources.”
Water could also be a key to solving some of the water shortages in the developing world.
Al Maoun, who is based in the UK, said water could be a way of “providing a cushion to the poor and the disadvantaged” in the country.
“The fact that water is so fundamental in our lives, and also in the lives of our neighbours, is really important,” he told ABC News.
“We need to be able to provide water to our neighbours without having to worry about running out of water.”
The problem of water scarcity has been on the rise in many parts of the developing countries.
In Africa, the water crisis has been exacerbated by a severe drought that has led to widespread starvation.
“If we have a water crisis and a shortage, then it’s going to be really hard for the poor people,” Al Maourem said.
Al Jazeera and The Associated Press contributed to this report.