Water is such a crucial necessity that it is shocking how little we value it as individuals and economically. In a way, this might be because we have had easy access to it. But now, cities are running out of water, droughts are increasing, rainfall is decreasing, and a massive amount of water is being wasted. I envision a world where people aren’t dying of preventable water-borne diseases, because they must rely on unfiltered, contaminated water sources, a world where people do not have to dedicate their hours to walking miles to get water, a world where we all want to ensure water for all of us and can do it. We must adopt a perspective where our natural resources are protected proactively, instead of our tendency to ignore issues, until they are too big for us to fix. This “we” refers to us as individuals and as communities and businesses.
1. I think a policy that requires municipalities and governments to protect of watersheds and other reservoirs would be a great way to reduce the impacts of droughts and water-borne illnesses.