Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential
to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights.
Water is a precious gift, yet, we have used it and abused it without thought of the consequences to living creatures and the earth. The availability and quality of water is increasingly under strain. Even if conditions were to remain constant for the foreseeable future, much of the world would find itself in a state of water-related crisis. The number of people living without safe drinking water and basic sanitation is appalling. This leads to an enormous toll of human suffering, loss of life and economic damage. With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict over a water crisis that threatens us all. It is our responsibility individually and as international communities to maintain and improve the quality and quantity of fresh water available to future generations and to cooperate in that goal.
Help me. O God, not to take the sustaining gift of life-giving water for granted. Let me live in gratitude for Your gifts and cherish and protect them.
I will be careful and not wasteful in my use of water,
And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.
Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
My connection to the earth is reinforced through the rhythm of the waves.
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.