I missed it, too: Mike Swenson mentions on his blog that last Wednesday was World Water Day. I should have known: water is one of the planet’s most pressing concerns. And conserving it starts at home, with this site that he refers to: Water: Use it Wisely.
Apart from the long showers and washing my car with a hose, I have to say I am pretty good at conservation. Top marks for everything else on the checklist.
One of the reasons more storms and disasters reach the western world, I believe, is karma. For too long we treat a lot of these problems as “far away”, affecting third-world countries. Katrina was a reminder that clean water is a privilege, and when others need it, we should help in our own way. Even if only to prevent being bitten on the hind end closer to home.
A billion people lack access to drinking water, and water-borne diseases are the number-one killer of people in the world. Check out more at this page at water.org, also cited by Mike. Posted by Jack Yan, 00:01
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