Clean drinking water in Caribbean under threat from climate change
Warning bells are ringing across the Caribbean about climate change impacting its clean drinking water supplies. In October, the theme of The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association’s annual convention to be held in Barbados is Water and Waste Management in the Caribbean: Cooperation for Action.
Environmentalists warn of variable rainfall, cyclones, hurricanes, rising sea levels, accelerating storm water runoff, floods, droughts, decreasing water quality and increasing demand for water are so significant in many small Caribbean island countries that they threaten the economic development and the health of their people
Many Caribbean countries get their drinking water from underground wells that can be polluted by rising sea levels.
June is a good time to think about the environment as you prepare to enjoy outdoor activities this summer
June is a busy month for environmentalists in Canada. It kicked off June 5th with World Environment Day. This year’s theme was Think, Eat and Save. Every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted around the world – enough to feed the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. The waste of food amounts to about one-third of the global food production – making it an enormous drain of natural resources.
June 5th was also Clean Air Day in Canada.
May 5 – 11 is Drinking Water Week in North America
It is encouraging to see the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has been celebrating Drinking Water Week for more than 30 years. We take water for granted in North America while a good chunk of the rest of the world goes thirsty.
Here is the AWWA Public Service Announcement about Drinking Water Week:
“There’s so much to know about H2O! Where does it come from and how does it get into our homes? How is it cleaned before drink it. Which laws protect it? What other benefits does it offer besides public health and fire protection? Water plays a critical role in our daily lives and the quality of life we enjoy. This Drinking Water Week let’s all make a commitment to learn more by getting to know our H2O! For more information click here
The biggest problem facing the delivery of clean drinking water to homes in Canada and the United States is crumbling infrastructures. Underground pipes used for the flow of drinking water
Happy Earth Week!
This is Earth Week. It runs from April 17-24th. It is a time when people around the world think about the environment, buy green products and spend time cleaning up outside around their homes and across their cities and towns.
The big event during Earth Week is Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd.
World Water Day,
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