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This past weekend was World Water Day — celebrating and acknowledging one of our most precious resources.
But it also recognizes that this resource is under terrible strain and pressure. Currently, over one billion people have to walk miles each day to collect fresh drinking water. It’ is likely to only get worse.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) calculate that 47 percent of the global population could be suffering severe water stress by 2050. Clearly, we need to start taking better care of our water — everywhere in the world.
It should also be noted that 70 percent of the draw on surface- and ground-water is from our agricultural practices: that impacts everyone as well.
So take care of our water by doing what you can to harvest rainwater and reduce your water use generally.
Here are some water conservation tips from National Geographic. They make good sense.