Agriculture as an economic factor
Concerning agriculture, water is used in a different way in several countries. There are also specially developed systems to minimize negative effects.
Tourism as an economic factor
Tourism plays an important role for countries, because it guarantates the earning of money. And of course, water is a large part of tourism.
On the right there is a poster on why water can ba an economic factor. Agriculture and tourism are some of the reasons. Another factor is the trade.
70% of the earth is covered with water. The trade of ships is, compared to other ways of transport, cheap. Noadays seven billion goods are trasported each year, a huge market.
In 2009 80% of the fish in the oceans was overfished. So it was obviously, that we thought about the consequences and the reasons of the economy behind water.