Water, the new petrol

Water flows uphill towards money. ~Anonymous, saying in the American West, quoted by Ivan Doig in Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert, 1986

In the world that we live in, water is an essential and valuable resource that is not distributed equally. In many developed countries we are not aware of how lucky we are to have a resource that is unattainable to so many people. The countries that have the least resources are usually the countries that have the least amount of water. Throughout history, great civilizations (as, for instance, the Mesopotamians) were always born in areas were there was access to water. Now we live in an overpopulated world (at the end of October we reached seven billion people). It is a paradox that in such a globalized world, we still find isolated areas, where people have to walk for miles to get drinkable water.

With our project we would like to offer you an overall picture of the current state of water issues in the world, and the problems related to it (pollution, shortage). Our aim is to raise awareness; we would like to get to as many people as possible. This way, all together we can collaborate our small bit, and save every little drop of water we can.

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