We can’t survive without water. And while it’s easy for most of us to run to the faucet to fill a glass with water to quench our thirst, that is not the case in many parts of the world. The United Nations reports that by 2030 we will have a serious water shortage.
We need water to keep us hydrated. Medical experts say we can only go without drinking water for three days before it becomes critical to our health. We also need water to grow crops for our food supply.
We need water to wash our clothes, for bathing and sanitation. Imagine having to ration water or not having access to a toilet because of the lack of running water.
The water crisis is not only happening in poor parts of the world, but also in beautiful states like California, a state hit hard by a drought in 2015.
Some countries are seeing rivers and lakes drying up. Water pollution adds to the problem. The U.N. is giving us a warning. Watch this video and learn more.
On this World Water Day I share a few videos that bring the problem home. My hope is that these videos will inspire you to do something to help save the water many of us take for granted. Watch how the water crisis could have been avoided in California.
Seventy percent of the Earth is covered in water but only one percent is fresh water. That one percent is the water supply that 7 billion people on this Earth depend on to survive. Here’s more on the world water crisis.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here is a list of programs and projects aimed at helping save our water supply and keeping it clean. Do your part.
Also call your local state and city officials and find out what kind of water conservation projects are going on in your communities.