Water! Sustainability! Join us to discuss what is water, why is it essential to life, how can we help manage our water use, and the many fascinating technologies available to make our use of water more efficient and effective. The following is from United Nations website: "Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations. It is central to the production and preservation of a host of benefits and services for people. Water is also at the heart of adaptation to climate change, serving as the crucial link between the climate system, human society and the environment. Water is a finite and irreplaceable resource that is fundamental to human well-being. It is only renewable if well managed. Today, more than 1.7 billion people live in river basins where depletion through use exceeds natural recharge, a trend that will see two-thirds of the world’s population living in water-stressed countries by 2025. Water can pose a serious challenge to sustainable development but managed efficiently and equitably, water can play a key enabling role in strengthening the resilience of social, economic and environmental systems in the light of rapid and unpredictable changes." (United Nations, Water & Sustainability)
OK! That’s out of the way... let’s get... local! New Mexico uses more water relative to available water than any other state in the USA, so...
New Mexico! Its climate, vistas, history, diversity & food are truly enchanting. The phrase is even on its license plate. However, it is the most "water-stressed" state in the union, using 80% of its total available supply. But NM is also a water technology leader! Water is essential to health and industry, so I've been meaning to devote a Health Systems Chat in Social VR to it. Join us during the Water Smart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas (the one in Nevada, not New Mexico!) to talk about water! It's a national conference, so no matter where you live: What is water? Why is it essential for life? How can we conserve and more efficiently use it?
Trees on Southern Blvd. unnecessary luxury (letter to editor regarding water conservation)
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