December 2, 2011
As I was planning this post, I began to research possible solutions to the water shortage that is crippling our planet. As I read, I kept finding stopgap measures that one person or one community could take. They included decreasing pollution, more water conservative farming, using less water as an individual, and other similar methods. These are, of course, helpful, but most of the solutions that would have a meaningful impact require a total overhaul of the system. And by system, I do not just mean irrigation systems, I mean the entire way we look at, use, access, and disperse water as a planet. The water shortage is a global issue, and the entire globe needs to be involved in correcting it. If each country just takes care of itself, we will only deplete our remaining supplies that much faster. There are many things that unite people across borders, and the water shortage is one of them. Now we need to be united in a solution.
Posted by Anna G at 8:35 AM