SAVE PRECIOUS WATER. Water is more precious than gold.
Be water savvy. Millions are affected by polluted water or lack of water. Widespread rationing in numerous countries will come more severe. People, animals, fish and crops are dying. Droughts are causing rivers to diminish and some cases totally dry up. The Yangtze is the world's third largest river. It has been reduced to puddles in places which is affecting hundreds of millions.
If in an area with water shortages we must all reconsider our use of water. Simple things like turning off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving, modifying your use of the hose, washing vegetables in a bowl, fixing any leaks, timing your shower to be less than five minutes long, re-using grey water, putting a bottle filled with sad or stones in your toilet tank, use dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only, repurposing some lawn, mulching around trees and plants, using a broom or leaf-blower to clean driveways and steps, using a bucket not a hose while washing your car, installing a rainwater tank, .... you get the drift
Here are seven extraordinary discoveries found as the waters receded.
“If you see me, then weep." This was the message carved into a hunger stone that was found when the water levels dropped in the Elbe River that runs through central Europe. Experts believe it was written to warn future generations of the damage that can come from drought. From a hidden village to 🦕 tracks, receding river and lake levels following extreme heat across the globe this year have revealed a number of historical secrets.