Water is arguably the most valuable resource we have on Earth. It is vital for all manner of wildlife habitats, for climate-creating rainforests and, of course, many precious marine ecosystems. 70% of the Earth’s surface is water. Nonetheless, water wastage has serious conservation implications.
In this fascinating guest blog post from Katie Myers, we look at the importance of water and water quality with the help of an eye-catching infographic, which I’m very happy to share at the end of this post.
The Importance of water
Water is an amazing substance and such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we often take it for granted; the number of ways it impacts our lives every day is impossible to fathom.
It is in everything around us and is crucial for our health, the planet and its wildlife; without water, our planet simply couldn’t survive.
We also couldn’t run our homes or produce lots of the food and drinks products that we enjoy such as bread, fruit and chocolate.
Wastage and shortages
Although we use it every day, unfortunately water isn’t an infinite resource: 70% of the Earth’s surface is water, however only a small portion of this is available for human use.
Water scarcity means that there are many people around the world who cannot easily access water that is safe to drink. While there are 1.2 billion people who struggle to access clean water, in other parts of the world, water wastage is a huge issue; 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons more every day.
For the sake of our planet, it’s important that we understand the value of water so we can be more mindful about how we use it. To show the true value of water, Kind Water have created this infographic that will teach you all kinds of things you never knew about water. Read on to learn more:
Katie Myers is a content writer for Kind Water, who supply, repair and install water softeners. On their behalf, Katie produces a range of online content relating to water that reflects their passion for providing quality water. In the past she has written on a wide range of topics including wildlife, the environment and most recently, the value of water as a global resource.