It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of water to almost every process on Earth, from the life processes of the lowest bacteria to the shaping of continents. Water is the most familiar of all chemical compounds known to humans. It is essential to all living things, plant and animal. We drink it, we wash with it, we play in it and we cook in it. In fact, we ourselves are more than half water.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world’s greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels.
Xeriscaping refers to a method of landscape design that minimizes water use. A robust economy depends on water. So does a thriving ecosystem.
Year 2011, designated as the International Year of Forests (UN), we’ll stick to the motives and learn to save Ourselves.
Happy New Year Dearest friends from across the Globe, Lets’ work together for a Greener Tomorrow
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