I believe that water is sacred and that communities and governing bodies have the responsibility to protect these services as they provide an immeasurable value. Protecting these services by protecting and maintaining the ecosystems around them is the most important thing in my opinion. A price tag for these services
In the future. I hope that as a society that properly values water and is not denied this invaluable resource instead as it is a fundamental human right. I hope that the ecosystems around water are protected due to their importance in maintaining water safety and quality through environmental services. Recalling back to cases like Vancouver, where even if there are issues such as water turbidity, problems are minimized due to careful planning and protection from the government. But it isn't perfect. Even Vancouver has water scarcity for Indigenous populations.
This should happen through better governance and protection of this natural resource that enables us to maintain a steady supply without the risk of destroying the planet through misuse and a lack of collective action. Holding corporations responsible and requiring them to work with local governments to make sure that their practices are not severely inhibiting the life around them and forcing them to take action and help with solutions if that's the case.
We shouldn't need reinsurance companies to step in, we need collective action to make sure these ecosystem services are maintained for future generations to come. It's important that governments and regulations are strict and demand accountability due to the number of parties that actively harm the water in our world for exploitation.
So much of what we need for the future is at our doorsteps and we need to step up to protect it. We need to force local municipal governments to value the water services that our local ecosystems provide and in doing so also make sure that the groups that use it do not harm it and take care of it with the rest of our communities. Force governing bodies to have regulations and deals with the community that ensure that these sources last.