Hundreds of millions of people around the world live with water scarcity. And by 2025, this number will have grown to 1.8 billion. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas.
Water sustains life. In a world where 21 of 37 aquifers are rapidly drying out, it’s only a matter of time before all living creatures will cease to exist.
But it’s not too late to stop the disaster from happening.
Water scarcity is not only the problem of those living in affected areas. Sooner or later, even the most affluent and advanced cities will experience water crisis at the rate the world’s water supply is dwindling now.
No one is safe from this disaster, which means everyone must cooperate to solve the problem of water scarcity.
The bulk of the work will fall on governments and organizations that will create the policies and strategies and spearhead initiatives to promote water conservation. But on an individual level, citizens can contribute by practicing water conservation in their daily lives.
If you want to make a change, the best place to start is at home. You can’t control other people’s habits, but you can manage your own. The first step is to evaluate how you use and waste water in your everyday life.
How long do your showers take? Do you leave the tap on while brushing your teeth? Do you wait until the washer is full before you load it? Are you using water-efficient appliances and fixtures?
Many people are not aware of how they contribute to water wastage. If you want to help, start by educating yourself about water conservation. Learn about what you can do in this infographic on how to save water in your household.