Only air is as important to us as water, and if there’s anything we all have in common, it is our love of water. We build cities by it, we recreate in and on it, we photograph and paint it, and we even decorate our public spaces with it.
For the Conservation Law Center, this has been the year of water. Water has always been in our portfolio of work, of course. But this year, matters involving water headed the list.
That may be because the water we need most of all doesn’t cover 70% of the earth’s surface. Freshwater is, in fact, really scarce. Way less than a per cent of the water we have is fresh water…and that water, despite our love for it, isn’t in good shape.
We did a special report on the waters of our home state. You can review it at www.conservationlawceter.org/water. Our conclusions, in short? We have a lot of work to do to conserve this most vital of resources.