World Water Day, Water, Water Sustainability

Today we celebrate World Water Day, a day for water and water for sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22, 1993 as the first World Water Day. We know that water is the most important resource in the world and essential to our health. Did you know that a human being can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water? As defined by Wikipedia, water is a transparent fluid which forms the world’s streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things.

Did you know that 70% of the human brain consists of water and that water makes up about 66 percent of the human body? Did you know that it takes 300 tons of water to manufacture 1 ton of steel, to create one pint of beer it takes 20 gallons of water or to produce 500 sheets of paper 1,321 gallons of water is required? To take our precious H2O for granted is wasteful, reckless and downright disrespectful to Mother Nature.

So today, let’s be grateful for the gift of water. Imagine life without it and that image will certainly put into perspective how dead everything would be…even for a cactus!

Happy World Water Day!


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