One out of three people are living in a country that is facing a water crisis. It is no longer just these water poor countries that need to conserve water usage but everyone needs to have a new relationship with water.
I grew up in a rural area, water was not supplied as in cities or towns and we did not have a well. For this reason I was taught at a very young age to conserve water as are children in other countries.
It was fascinating to see some of the things being put in place in other countries to work to alleviate a water shortage. The water collection basin in the middle of a city was beautiful and completely functional.
The companies who are striving to cut down water usage in the workplace was somewhat surprising. There are probably many who don’t think about how much water could be saved by simple steps in work environments.
One thing which stood out is when water saving shower heads were distributed at no cost. Many complained the new shower heads were ugly or didn’t fit in well with the look of their bathrooms. As ridiculous as it sounds, it is heartening to see that people didn’t give up. But instead devised something which could be installed in existing shower heads to conserve water.
Lastly, it was mentioned water can actually be transformed into safe drinking water as one country has been doing for decades.
- 1In the spring of 2017, the mayor of Cape Town declared the region a disaster, because the water supply was perilously low.
- 2Residents were banned from using any more than 100 litres of water per day.
- 3While the prescribed amount might cover a shower and some bathroom visits it does not even begin to cover the basic requirement of staying hydrated.