CLEAN WATER – The Liquid Force of our Lives
• Clean and safe water is vital for everyday life
• Every living being requires water to grow and to reproduce
• Water is a primordial necessity for health, hygiene, and the productivity of our community Approximately 50 years ago, the common perception was that water was a limitless resource, but this perception did not take into consideration the fast growth of our population and our changing eating habits.
On the contrary, only three percent of all the earth’s water is fresh water and 97 percent is inconsumable salt water. Roughly more than two-thirds of this fresh water is contained in our frozen glaciers and polar ice caps. The approximately remaining third of unfrozen freshwater is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction of this being present above ground.
Freshwater is a renewable resource, yet the world’s supply of groundwater is steadily decreasing.
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights has established a foundation of “5 core attributes for water security and sustainability”. They have declared: “The human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use.” This sounds great; however, the reality is very different!
More than three million people die annually due to clean water scarcity!
What can we do to enforce this declaration? The statement that “there is enough water for everyone” is difficult to stomach when you know the hard facts! More than three million people die every year in developing countries, mainly children under five years of age, due to water pollution and water scarcity.
What can we say to a mother who has no clean water and has to helplessly watch her children die: “It is government’s fault?!” Pointing fingers will not be the solution!
Being a part of the solution!
How can we, as the Dr. Nähring Water Treatment Gmbh, be a part of the solution of this ever-increasing and urgent problem? We desire to assist developing countries as well as all other countries to secure the sustainability of their clean drinking water. We will have to:
• Achieve primary wastewater treatment
• Carefully analyse wastewater outfall with the purpose of decreasing its impact on our drinking water and ecosystems
• Share our knowledge and technology; our knowledge of cost-effective wastewater and water treatment systems
• Reduce our water consumption, especially in developed countries
• Increase protection of ecosystems, especially wetlands and riparian zones
God has given us a wonderful blue planet! Let’s collaborate and team up to preserve it for our future generations! Marcy Nähring Dr Nähring Water Treatment Gmbh