Large reserves of fresh water can become a serious advantage for Russia in the world market. On Saturday, May 28, Gleb Finkelstein, a specialist in the Department of Strategic Research at Total Research, spoke about this.
According to the expert, in the foreseeable future, many regions are at risk of being unable to meet the demand for drinking water.
“The lack of drinking resources threatens China, the countries of Central Asia and even Europe. The latter consumes a lot of fresh water, so supply issues may arise there, too,” he explained in an interview with the Prime agency.
Meanwhile, impressive volumes of water suitable for consumption are concentrated in Russia. Thanks to this, the country will be able to easily cover domestic needs, as well as sell part of the resources for export.
As Finkelstein noted, there is an opportunity to prevent a drinking crisis – a significant part of the problems are solved by cleaning and further using sources that are now “idle”. However, against the background of numerous upheavals, the states are faced with so many urgent challenges that it is unclear when it will be possible to pay due attention to the “water” issue.
On the eve it became known that Russia fully ensures its own food security and is ready to supply surplus production to foreign markets. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, by the end of the agricultural season, grain exports have every chance to exceed 37 million tons. At the same time, in the coming season, the foreign trade potential for grains is estimated at 50 million tons.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on May 26 that Russia has become absolutely competitive in world markets. He noted that the country remains the largest exporter of wheat in the world.
After the start of the special operation to protect the Donbass, Western countries adopted several packages of anti-Russian sanctions. They affected the energy sector and the supply of high-tech products, as well as transportation. However, all this has already turned into economic problems for Western countries, causing a sharp rise in fuel and food prices.
In April, President Putin said that the refusal of a number of Western countries from normal cooperation with Russia, as well as from part of Russian energy resources, had already hit Europe and the United States. Prices are rising everywhere, and inflation is going through the roof, according to the Russian leader, for these countries it is absolutely unprecedented.