World Water Day

WORLD WATER DAY

Today, March 22, is World Water Day.

[photo by Stacey Lazos]

Not to be a downer, but water statistics suck.

By 2050 we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish which is going to be pretty hard on the wildlife that live there who will be forced to find table scraps elsewhere.

Some won’t have a choice like the almost 2 billion people who don’t have access to safe drinking water or sanitation and hygiene.

The amount of fresh water will continue to decline as more and more is degraded through manufacturing effluent or given over to wasteful agricultural practices…

…reaching even the remotest of streams…

…while pesticides, herbicides and other cides, that we think we need to survive will degrade the integrity of the rest.

Before we are forced, perhaps it’s time to look for alternative, sustainable ways to grow food that aren’t so hard on the planet.

And maybe step back and say a prayer of gratitude for water in all its incarnations.

Let’s protect what we ourselves need to survive.

Want to  make a splash?

Be like water.  Be everywhere.  Give freely.  Accept all without judgment.  Stand with water, the pure, clear, clean and unadulterated version.  Let’s make water security a right for all people.  We can’t be without it.

pjlazos 3.22.19

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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33 Responses to World Water Day

  1. There is so much wisdom in this post and it is beautifully written with so much sensitivity. Thank you very kindly.

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  2. Laleh Chini says:

    Great post.<3<3<3

    Like

  3. Totally agree with your concluding remarks, PJ.

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  4. So much plastic at the grocery store! It drives me crazy because so much can’t be recycled. And my next door neighbor that just has to have that green perfect lawn. He can’t even stand when the cute night critters dig in his grass. I just get that glazed look when I try to explain. Water is precious but a lot of folks won’t realize this until it becomes unusable or completely gone.

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  5. Susan Scott says:

    Simply gorgeous photos! Thank you! Water is the breath of life. Funny how we don’t fully appreciate it until there’s a shortage (like our our own inward outward breath) or it’s polluted. I stand with water – such a precious resource. Thanks for this lovely post Pam …

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  6. lampmagician says:

    Water is Life 🙂 Thank you, for the wonderful picks ❤

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – water is such an essential of life … we are so irresponsible with our waste and our plastics … we do need to do something now. Each of us can do our bit all the time … I sincerely hope we will – great post – here’s to our life blood: water … cheers Hilary

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  8. Ken Dowell says:

    On World Water Day I chose to not focus on the depressing statistics and instead enjoyed the colorfully images of water, odd though that may sound.

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  9. Forestwood says:

    Let’s protect our water systems like they are gold. #OneWorld Let’s change it.

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  10. Hi Pam. Have you read The Sea Around Us, by Rachel Carson? It’s very great. Insightful and beautifully written. Have an excellent weekend!

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  11. Beautiful post! Beautiful world we live in. Let’s clean up for her.

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  12. Beautiful post, and such an important reminder to take care of what we have. Blondie and I were talking about garbage in the oceans while driving to her doctor appointment. She also looked outside at yet another suburban development, and said, “Why do people have to keep building? It makes me mad for the animals.” Let’s hope we can keep her passion bright enough to spread among her peers!

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  13. I tend to ignore ‘days’ – there i always something, often bizarre – like world donut day or something equally as stupid….. But World Water Day I can get behind! And I just love your final paragraph – that is powerful and noticeable and uplifting and yes we can do that! Also excellent photos ❤ .

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