As part of the celebration of World Water Day, it is very important for us to highlight the importance of this element of nature, which is present in everything we see around us.
If we analyse our environment, apart from the fact that it occupies two thirds of the planet earth, water is essential for the existence of any living being, for the development of different activities of daily life and, in our case, it is of great importance for the generation of renewable energy.
Currently, water is one of the main elements that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) considers, in order to put an end to poverty, protect the planet, combat economic inequality and, above all, generate positive change in the world.
However, despite being a vital element in our lives, climate change, its effects and some inadequate human activities have caused more than 40% of the world’s population to suffer from the scarcity of this precious liquid – official data from UNDP – and everything seems to indicate that this figure could increase.
Also one of the figures presented by UNDP, is that “40% of the oceans are heavily affected by pollution, depleted fisheries, loss of coastal habitats and other human activities.
So the invitation today is to become aware of the proper and efficient use of this resource, which plays a key role for the environment, our lives, the generation of energy and the promotion of various activities key to the development of our society.