Save Water Save Life

Saurabh Mishra

Water is essential to life and the lifeblood of our planet. Without water, we cannot sustain life.

Lack of access to clean, drinking water is a reality for over 1.2 billion people- about 20% of the world’s population, and mostly in developing parts of the world. Providing access to potable water remains one of the greatest challenges for the global community today.

Water Scarcity in India is expected to worsen as the overall population is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by year 2050. To that end, global water scarcity is expected to become a leading cause of national political conflict in the future, and the prognosis for India is no different.

Green Globe Group Initiative “A Litre Water” is about saving “1 Litre water” a day which will significantly help the community to reduce gallons of water in a day. As 1 out of 9 people in India do not have access to clean water. We as a society have to think about those who don’t even get one litre of clean water to fulfill their thirst which is the worst possible thing for humanity. Responsibility lies in the hands of those who are fortunate enough to not only use water as their much owned resource but think about those who not even get to see 1 litre clean water in a day.

People often think that Water is Unlimited and they can use, waste as much as they want to but they are living far from the reality.

WATER IS LIMITED and we have already started seeing the scarcity in our country and around the world.

Millions of farmers across India are struggling to make a living because of crop failure as a result of the water shortage. Water levels are going down in cities (Tier 1 & Tier II) and the problem is more in Metro Cities because of fast pace of development and also will population increase sue to migration for earnings.

Let’s Unite for the Bigger cause of Saving every single Drop of Water to let save this life saving resource. #SaveWaterSaveLife.

“#ALitreWater” Campaign will help get people together at school, Colleges, Offices, Communities level and make them aware about the current problem at hand and what they can do as an individual.

If we can save #1 LITRE WATER EVERY DAY from 3 of our primary basic needs – DRINKING, COOKING AND CLEANING. We can Save Gallons of water which could help this natural resource to sustain for a larger period.

INDOOR TIPS

KITCHEN
1- There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.
2- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
3- Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
BATHROOM
4- Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 2 Litre’s a minute. That’s up to 40 Litre’s a week for a family of four.
5- Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 200 Litre per month.
6- Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.
GENERAL INDOOR
7- Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
8- Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.
9- Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

Writer is the Founder of an NGO Green Globe Group which works on promoting awareness
on topics like Climate Change, Global Warming & Water Scarcity.

(Published in The Lucknow Observer, Volume 2 Issue 13, Dated 05 April 2015)

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