The Future of Our Water Depends on Us

in celebration of world water week!

Paulo R.B. de Brito

Water droplet with the earth in it.

I watched the movie Life of Pi a few weeks ago. The storyline revolves around a 16-year old Indian boy named Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, who survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and he finds himself stranded in the Pacific ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. I really enjoyed the movie and watching it made me realize how dependent we are on fresh water.

Water is life for us and for our planet. The human body is made up of 60%  water and the human brain of 75%1. Fresh water is one of the most precious resources on Earth. It is essential for basic human needs, health, food production, energy, and maintenance of ecossystems worlwide.2 I wanted to pay homage to this incredible God-given resource as today, March 22, is World Water Day, an internationally recognized day sanctioned by the…

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