The United States is committed to help solve global water scarcity problems. The Department leads by example by incorporating water conservation technology and practices into its facilities in the United States and overseas. Just this year, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi set up an irrigation system using reclaimed water for their newly-planted native plants. U.S. Embassy Monrovia built a rainwater harvesting system to take advantage of plentiful rainfall in Liberia.
Climate change will affect water supplies all around the world. Scientists predict that some extreme weather and climate events like floods and droughts will become more frequent and severe in some regions, and some glaciers and other natural storage systems will shrink. Learn more about the State Department’s work on water at http://goo.gl/1kehU.
In celebration of World Water Day, show how YOU conserved water today – using a dishpan/bucket or plugging the sink for washing and rinsing dishes, turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth or shaving, plant a succulent or other drought tolerant vegetation, apply mulch around trees or plants, take a shorter shower, install a water-saving shower head, fix the pipe or leak you’ve been meaning to fix for weeks.
Happy World Water Day!