Everyone Deserves a Glass of Water That’s At Least Half Full

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How full is your water glass?

Chances are, if you’re reading this, it can be half full or even overflowing if you simply walk a few feet to your kitchen sink. Or maybe you need to walk up or down a flight of stairs. Darn.

Actually, when this post was originally written in 2015, this number of 750 million was shocking, but the UN now estimates 1.2 billion (yes billion with a ‘b’) don’t have access to save drinking water! 

According to the UN, 

“Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.

When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.

Nature-based solutions  (NBS) have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.” 

 

 

Water is a human right.

And it’s a serious global issue that’s not limited to developing countries. Contamination from fracking or oil/mining spills; pumping water for bottled water; irrigation lawsuits; drought shaming; and more occur right here in the U.S.

Of course, most of us aren’t feeling the impact like the 1.2 billion who lack access to clean water and, even if their glass is half full it’s probably murky.

Learn more…

WorldWaterDay.org

One final note: more people have a cell phone than a toilet. 

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    Anna@Green Talk August 27, 2015 at 1:34 am -  Reply

    Such an important message especially about the lack of sanitation in many areas of the world.

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