World Water Day

ADropontheEarth3Today is World Water Day.

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.” This quote is from the UNESCO website.

If you have had a chance to see much of this blog you would notice that is 93 percent water and 7 percent dehydrated (I haven’t actually done the math for this but you get the idea).
I suppose it is redundant to say that water is fundamental to existence but… But it is. And there are a thousand reasons why I think about this.

We are all integrally connected – to the earth – to water.

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation.

Cooperation. There is always room for more of that, isn’t there? In the spirit of cooperation and World Water Day I’d like to share what I think is an inspiring, alarming and important book – about water. About us.

Ocean of Life by Callum Roberts. If you get a chance to read this, please let me know.

Because this little drop of freshwater here; it might fall into the little creek at my feet, meander out to one river and then to a bigger river, and find its way to the sea. It might end up at your feet.

© Karen McRae, 2013

34 thoughts on “World Water Day

  1. The water cycle is fascinating isn’t it Karen? The fact that most of our weather comes from the west, there is indeed a very good chance that that little drop of water or one very like it at least, could land at my feet.
    Ironically on World Water Day, we’ve had terrible flooding in Cornwall with many people once more forced from their homes. It just shows how this delicate cycle has been interrupted. We are getting too much rain while other areas are not getting enough. It’s been raining heavily and solidly for the last 36 hours. Four inches of rain fell overnight causing rivers to burst their banks and coupled with a high tide, Mevagissey, I posted from the harbour recently, is under two feet of water.. 😦

    1. Oh goodness, that sounds terrible, Adrian.
      I guess you live on high enough ground? There are many places in the world that will be vulnerable to rising ocean levels and unpredictable weather. I hope the sun comes out soon!

  2. Thank you for your hint to Ocean of Life by Callum Roberts. Of course I will buy it soon. In the morning I had forgotten to publish the article I had prepared for World Water Day, so I just could add a note about this book for my readers.

  3. As someone who works in conservation and just seems to always be drawn to bodies of water, this day is an important one in my book!

  4. So beautiful and impressive scene…a water drop looks like small earth.
    World water is a very very important natural resources…Thank you for sharing, Karen.

  5. Beautiful image and important reminders in what you wrote, Karen.

    I was just walking in the rain this morning thinking about the amazing journey of every single drop of rain that found it’s way to land on me.

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