Now…if you will not shoot the messenger, I want to share one major fact.
¾ th of earth’s surface is water of which only 2.5% is freshwater.
Even this is depleting at a very fast pace.
Just to understand the gravity of the water situation, here are a few facts:
The United Nations has warned that 5 billion people on earth will face water shortage by 2050.
Cape Town, South Africa, experienced Zero Day in March 2017. The situation was so bad that those who were found washing their cars were caught by the police.
In some parts of Mexico, people get water once a month.
Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, is sinking because wells are being dug up in large numbers for getting water.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2016, pointed out that women and children across the world spend 200 million hours per day for collecting water. This is 22800 years of wasted time.
As of September 2020, Wall Street has decided to trade water as a commodity. So you can imagine how precious water is.
So instead of being wary of water woes and water wars (which have already begun in many parts of the world), let us try the course of prevention. Let us focus NOW on the simplest of solutions that we have in hand.
Let us take care of the limited precious resource of the ‘blue gold’ that nature has given us.
Remember the quote based on Samuel Taylor Coleridges’s poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ -‘Water, water everywhere. Not a drop to drink!’
Let us not get there.
Hope you will be encouraged to save water (and your bills).
Because… every drop counts!
For those of you who are professionals in the environment or construction field, please check out the video in YouTube channel EcoMatters. The video is about preparing for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate exam. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6JF0Z2DAw