The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water.
Economic development and a growing global population means agriculture and industry are getting thirstier and water-intensive energy generation is rising to meet demand. Climate change is making water more erratic and contributing to pollution.
As societies balance the demands on water resources, many people’s interests are not being taken into account.
How we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.
If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource.
Continue reading “Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives”
“There are underwater cities filled with beautiful fish, lively vegetation and wondrous sea creatures! They’re called coral reefs and they are extremely important. Let’s explore these amazing ecosystems and learn why we need to protect them!”
This infographic presents some figures about how much pollution we are adding every day to our air, the impact of the global warming and plastic pollution in our waters affecting, not only the marine species, but our own population.
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(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important “silent ally,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the eve of World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December.
Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre and medical products, but also are essential to our ecosystems, playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts, he noted.
The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Help raise awareness and promote more sustainable use of this critical resource. Related links: http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/
“Forests are an essential part of the global ecosystem. Over the years forests have come under intense pressure from logging, conflicts, natural hazards, climate change, pollution, urban development, fire, disease and conversion to agriculture. This infographic is a concise way of highlighting the benefits of forests whilst listing the threats and remedies.”
Continue reading “Why preserve Forests and plant Trees? [Infographic]”