writes here 22 March - World Water Day 2006: We plan our cities near
water; we bathe in water; we play in water; we work with water. Our
economies are built on the strength of water transportation - and the
products we buy and sell are all partly water, in one way or another. Our
daily lives are built on water, and shaped by it. Without the water that
surrounds us - the humidity of the air, the roughness of the river's
current, the flow from the kitchen tap - our lives would be impossible. In
recent decades, water has fallen in our esteem. No longer an element to be
revered and protected, it is a consumer product that we have shamefully
neglected. Eighty percent of our bodies are formed of water, and two
thirds of the planet's surface is covered by water: water is our culture,
Read on here on HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
Yes and each and everyone of us can get involved and
you can start at home managing our water resources more wisely and even
save some money!
Ok so here are a few simple tips how you can save
Have a plumber inspect your installations for leaks
Don't showers longer then necessary
Don't fill the bathtub all the way up
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
Use a bucket to wash your car
Put water in the kitchen sink to wash and rinse
Run dishwasher and washing machine only when they are
Now you make think that's only a drop in the bucket
what you save there. But consider this: Turning off the water while
brushing your teeth can save up to 5 liters a minute! If the entire
adult population of England and Wales did likewise, this could save a
total of 180 mega liters a day enough to supply nearly 500,000 houses. So
yes starting with small things can make a big difference! And now you
multiply that to all the other instances where you can save some more
water and our resources will last for much longer!
Find out how much water your household uses in a day
Now here are some statistics from
1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to
safe water, this is roughly one sixth of the world's population.
2.2 million people in developing countries, most of
them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of
access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
At least 90% of drinkable water in the world is
underground. This source of water is increasingly threatened with
depletion and contamination.
since 1950 the world population has doubled but water
consumption has increased six-fold.
What is clear is that we need to take care of this
precious resource called water because without it there is no life. We
need besides saving water, that starts at our home, also make sure we
don't contaminate it by throwing trash in the rivers and lakes or
polluting it in any way. Please take care of this wherever you can
because YOU can make a difference! Thanks!
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