Did you know that two hundred scientists in 50 countries have identified water shortage as one of the two most worrying problems for the new millennium? Did you know that within 25 years, half the world's population could have trouble finding enough freshwater for drinking and irrigation? Did you also know that water problems are more related to mismanagement than scarcity? On current trends, over the next twenty years humans will use 40 per cent more water than they do now.
We truly need to conserve water now and try not to pollute water as well. Remember not to litter the beaches, and not to throw animal and human waste, bottles and plastics into the sea. Keep all waterways (e.g. oceans, streams, rivers, ponds etc) clean and clear.
Here are some other water conservation tips:
1) Turn off the pipe water whilst you brush your teeth.
2) If you have a washing machine, try to use cold water whenever possible.
3) Don't leave water running endlessly.
4) Install a toilet dam or displacement device (such as a bottle containing stones or water) to cut down on the amount of water needed for each flush.
5) Dispose of all fishing lines properly. Lost lines can be lethal to fish, sea turtles, birds and marine animals.
6) Try to use phosphate-free laundry and dishwashing soaps.
7) Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
8) Try to always have a good amount of clean water stored in barrels and bottles at home, in case of any emergency.
9) Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water conscious community. Promote water conservation in community newsletters, on bulletin boards and by example.
REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL ONE, WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND. THROUGH PROPER WATER CONSERVATION AND BY NOT POLLUTING WATER, WE CAN HELP TO BRING ABOUT A CLEANER, SAFER AND HEALTHIER WORLD FOR ALL. REMEMBER TOO, THAT ANIMALS ALSO DEPEND ON CLEAN WATER FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, IF WE TRY. SAVE THE PLANET!