As we see the obvious disasters occur, such as the BP oil spill, or the ash clouds from the Icelandic volcano, it seems that we have so many crises inundating our mass consciousness on a daily basis. What about the under reported, the de-prioritized (by the MSM) issues? Are they still relevant? Are they still tremendously impactful to our way of life? Check out the excerpt below to learn a bit more about our unseen crisis.
Simply put, the world is running out of water – and people are feeling the impact, and the consequences. Although clean, drinkable water is among the most fundamental human needs, less than 1 percent of the world’s water is safe to drink. Freshwater withdrawals are predicted to increase by 50 percent in developing countries and 18 percent in developed countries by the year 2025. In a world where every drop counts, we must invest in the infrastructure needed to conserve clean water and prevent what is already a global shortage from becoming a crisis.