World Water Day 2012 – Water and Food Security

World Water Day 2012

This year’s theme for the United Nation’s annual celebration of freshwater is “Water and Food Security.” World Water Day is becoming increasingly important to environmentalists, human rights advocates, agriculturalists, and really all people, to raise greater awareness of the struggle for clean and safe water in many parts of the globe.

Water scarcity exists on every single continent.

Water scarcity means girls and women in developing nations lack education and means to escape poverty.

Water scarcity is low on the political agenda. Is water not sexy enough?

Water scarcity will only compound as our global population swells with the expectation that our natural resources will need to support 2 billion more people by 2050. This coupled with climate change, and an agricultural shift toward more water usage, is leading us down a slippery slope directly to greater water scarcity and greater food insecurity primarily because of the two extremes: floods and drought. But also because we waste, we pollute, and we would rather subscribe to a temporary, inadequate band-aid for our very real, complex problems so that we are not inconvenienced. Our children and their children will be the ones reaping what we sow.

What can you do now? 

I urge you to take control of your own water usage. Conserve, conserve, conserve in your home and in your yard.

I urge you to stop buying bottled water.

I urge you to combat climate change in any way possible.

Today, I am over at SocialMoms with a more in depth post for World Water Day and how you can help. Come leave me a little comment love?

I urge you all to read the links below and if you have your own World Water Day posts, link-up because I would love to read them!


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  3. I wish I could remember the name of the town in California that is suffering a major water shortage because of an endangered fish. Do you have any info on that? I saw it on the news a while back and have looked for it without luck.

  4. The extreme drought in Oklahoma made me think a lot about water. The streams fed by the aquifer my town gets it’s water from dried up, pretty scary since that meant the aquifer levels were low. It was also so hot the water pipes kept breaking meaning people were without water or had very little water pressure. It was pretty scary to no be sure if you would always have water when temps were reaching well over 100 everyday.

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