Thursday, 22 March 2012

water is life

image credit: Justin Falls /Daily News-Record/AP
Today was World Water Day as the UN General Assembly 
established since 1993 as a means of focusing attention 
on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the 
sustainable management of water resources.
Future population growth, urbanisation, development
pressure on land and water, climate changes and
energy cost increase are all briskly leading to a
severe water scarcity and that's why we must
revise our consumption habits reducing our
water footprint on the thirsty planet.
Daily News-Record photographer Justin Falls
took this gorgeous close-up picture of water drops
on a leaf in Harrisonburg, Virginia, reminding us
that the situation is far more urgent than world
leaders are admitting. Do not water down your
will to conserve water for everybody's sake!

2 comments:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    We just got back from a lovely vacation on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean. It is a country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands.
    At the Hyatt Regency they'd established in less than 2 years a remarkable botanical garden, thanks to irrigation! All the water used on the island is desalinated. With proper care and use, human beings can change this world drastically. Look at the dessert in Israel, they managed to grow all sorts of crops. Right now we are eating juicy clementines from Israel! Grown in the dessert! If we plant things, it also positively influences the climate.
    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  2. These drops are a real treasure, I love this photo is simply brilliant!

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