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In the Western world we tend to take water completely for granted; but can and should we?
By 2050 there will be in the region of nine billion of us and water will become an increasingly scarce resource.
We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change, through prolonged droughts and changing of rainfall patterns, having serious implications for food production and yield productivity, causing huge stress on human populations and human conflict over resource usage is also on the rise. It has been argued for example that the Syrian war was largely sparked by an intensive four year drought, something the media has shied away from focusing on. Many speculate that many future conflicts will arise over the right to water in the same way that eg. access to oil is hotly contested today.
I asked my Dad where water comes from – sH2Orts film competition 2015 from WaterAid on Vimeo.
Luca’s natural curiosity resonates because, in this increasingly complex world in which natural processes and resources are under pressure, it is essential children’s curiosity surrounding their environment is met with openness and honesty in order to give them a chance to influence a world in which a sustainable approach is taken.