Sandymount, New Zealand, 2016
Zegrze, Poland, 2017
In 2015, the World Economic Forum acknowledged the water crisis as the greatest threat to world order, greater than mass epidemics or conflicts with weapons of mass destruction. Today nearly a billion people have no access to running drinkable water. At the same time, there are those promoting the idea that water sources should be privatised and access to water should be paid for. That view should definitely be fought against.
On 28th July in 2010, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that recognised access to clean water as a fundamental human right. We shall not stop climate change, but we can mitigate its effects. The technology does exist. Ensuring drinkable water for millions of suffering people would cost a fraction of what we’re spending on wars caused by water shortage. And a fraction of a fraction of what we’re going to spend.