Why Should We Care?
The simple answer - water is life, and without it we’re pretty much pooped. But there’s so much more to say on this. The world is becoming increasingly water stressed as populations continue to grow and other environmental challenges such as global warming and pollution continue to worsen. Plus, global water stress poses serious threats to human lives and livelihoods.
Last year, Cape Town in South Africa 🇿🇦 was in the midst of an extreme water crisis, with the term “Day Zero” being coined to mark the day in which taps across the city would run dry. It was chaotic. With people waiting hours at water distribution points and protests kicking off across the city. Fortunately, Cape Town just about avoided their “DayZero” and they seem to be back on track - for now. Yet last month in India’s sixth-largest city, Chennai, reservoirs nearly ran dry and authorities were forced to rely on water transported by train! Not ideal.