WATER IS LIFE – PART 1

WATER IS LIFE – PART 1

Our Growing Global Water Crisis - Problems & Solutions

© 2019 by Marsha Silvestri

Yesterday I saw a powerful interview with Dr. David Suzuki about how close we are as a species to extinction. Much of his talk focussed on water, the crises we face from unsustainable industrial growth, and how the corporate economic agenda fails to value what is sacred and essential to life. Later that evening I came upon a fascinating webinar on water fasting for cleansing, rejuvenation and longevity. I was undecided about what topic to explore next on my blog, when awakening to a torrential rainstorm gave me the answer. These 3 synchronistic messages from the universe felt like the water element was urging me towards a topic to dedicate this week's Lifeblog post to, which is protecting our most precious resource – WATER.

Water Is Life March NYC

NYC Native American Water Protector Prayer Vigil / March in Support of NODAPL

In 2016 I was greatly inspired by the Native American Water is Life (#NODAPL) movement that grew out of the Sioux tribal plight to protect the land and waters around North Dakota's Standing Rock Reservation, from the real threat of contamination by the Dakota Access Pipeline project. I was so moved seeing the spiritual resistance and dedication of a united community to stand and fight for what they believed in – their tribal land and God-given water rights – despite powerful opposition from big money and corrupt politics. This cause to protect what is essential to life brought together thousands of supporters from 280 indigenous nations. Hundred of activists, both native and non-native, came from far and wide, to fight through bitter cold, wind and snow, in the most harsh conditions, going up against an illegal militarized security force, local police, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Peaceful protestors were arrested, brutalized, jailed, injured, sickened by undisclosed chemicals or biological spraying from crop-duster planes, their sacred burial grounds destroyed and civil rights violated. The stand-down lasted for months into the brutal winter, until big oil influence and the newly elected President Trump pushed the project forward in clear violation of tribal treaties. The Indigenous battle to stop the pipeline was lost, but not without catapulting the issues of water rights and preservation into the mainstream arena of awareness.

My personal mission to honor the waters of the planet began much earlier than that. As a lifelong lover of the ocean, I've always felt a spiritual connection to water, which I consider to be the most vital element of life. When I first heard of the Water Is Life movement, I was then in the process of writing a book that features the topic of water as an essential nutritional element of life and longevity, to include stories from my childhood and later discoveries for energy, beauty and health.

As a young child my grandmother would take me to a local spring to pump pure water into giant glass bottles that she claimed was healthier than our public water. The water was free at the time, but that spring has long been closed to public access. Curious, I recall tasting the waters to compare if I could detect any difference. To my surprise, I could smell and taste chlorine in our tap water (a taste like my friend's swimming pool), but the spring water had a clean fresh taste with no odor. I became aware very early that all waters are not equal. Sadly most public springs in NJ, and probably almost everywhere, have either closed or become privatized. The few that remain open charge fees for public access to the water at about $1. per gallon.

Growing up in NJ in the 1960s, no one was buying bottled water. Aside from occasionally needing distilled water to use in electric irons or appliances that risk corrosion by hard-water calcium deposits, people wouldn't think of paying for drinking water. Water was free, a gift of nature, like the air we breathe. Our house did have a municipal water bill, which was minimal to cover the service and maintenance of piping water to our homes from the town's water supply, a giant water tower up on a hill. But I never knew where our water actually came from. We drank directly from faucets, public drinking fountains, garden hoses, and even local streams, having no concerns that what we were drinking may or may not be polluted. Homes outside city water systems had private wells that were believed to be clean and pure. We ran sprinklers for hours daily to water lawns, took daily baths, filling large bathtubs, and ran water nonstop for laundry or dish washing. Water seemed to be an infinite resource most folks took for granted.

One pivotal moment that made a shocking impact on me happened in early 1970, shortly before the first Earth Day. On a trip to NYC with school friends, passing through the NJ Meadowlands on a train, I was horrified by the sickening stench of industrial pollution, seeing toxic slime and trash covering the waterways. I lived in the suburbs surrounded by parks and undeveloped woodlands somewhat sheltered from the impacts of industry. My friends and I could freely roam, explore and play in nature, wading in creeks, rivers and streams rich with catfish, crayfish, ducks, swans and other living creatures. We crawled under waterfalls to keep cool in summer. I was blessed to be a child at a time and place where the world felt like a safe place to live. We weren't taught about pollution in school or on TV. But after observing neon-green swamplands and massive garbage dump landfills in my home state, I discovered a mainstream movement had begun to promote awareness about the environment. I decided I must be a part of that mission.

In High School I founded an environmental club called “Fight for Life”. We were a small group of concerned students who met weekly after school to discuss environmental issues, brainstorming solutions. We went knocking on doors taking surveys, spreading public awareness to the problems that very few people in our town seemed to be aware of. We also helped clean up litter and garbage from local streams and parks. The main concern from our young awareness, was stopping the threat of pollution, to prevent the contamination of our waters and natural resources. But that would be just the tip of the proverbial melting iceberg.

Global Water Scarcity

Later experiences awakened me to the serious crisis of water scarcity around the world. In most developed (+ some 3rd-world) nations, water is taken for granted, abused, wasted, polluted and often permanently contaminated. In 1987 on a journey to Uganda, I experienced life without access to water. I attended an International Peace Conference in a rural area where there was no water source, nor stores to purchase bottled water. Native women walked miles to the nearest wells to carry water in jugs balanced on their heads for necessary cooking, drinking, washing and bathing. The wells were contaminated and I became deathly ill from drinking unboiled water which tasted like diesel fuel. When you nearly die from a lack of clean water (or any water), you come to develop a profound appreciation for this element of life. I realized just how much Americans take for granted, with even the poorest of the poor throughout the US, there is (or at least there was back then) easy access to clean potable running water.

On many trips to Brazil I also was sickened by drinking the water. Everyone has home filters, but you never know where contamination might come from. It could be from ice cubes not made from filtered water, poor sanitation or inefficient filters. In many countries buying bottled spring water is the norm, especially for travelers where the natives may be resistant to local microbes. I spent a lot of time on a small island where water was scarce. During peak summer seasons the town would actually cut off our water supply, reserving it for the wealthy communities. The poorer neighborhoods where I stayed were sometimes without water for a week or longer at a time. Local stores would sell out of bottled water very fast. Fortunately our property had a cistern built before the town plumbing existed. We had to walk to the well, remove the heavy stone cover, drop down a bucket on a rope, and haul up the heavy water to carry back to our house by foot. We needed a lot of water each day to bathe, flush toilets, clean and cook foods, wash dishes and pots, do laundry, plus drinking and general cleaning. For us it was rough and inconvenient temporarily, but that's an everyday way of life for many people worldwide who have no access to running water or indoor plumbing.

Water covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, but about 97% of that water is salt water, unsuitable for drinking or sustaining most life or agriculture. The remaining 2.5% of fresh water is continually circulating between forms of liquid to vapor, as in clouds, or solids, snow and ice. A significant proportion of snow and ice is trapped in polar icecaps, glaciers and mountain peaks. About 30% of the Earth's freshwater supply exists in underground aquifers, with lakes, rivers and streams holding the smallest percent. Only about .007% of the planet's fresh water is actually accessible to sustain the lives of our 7.7 billion people, animals and plants that all depend on sharing that water.

Water scarcity is a crisis for more than 3 billion people worldwide due to lack of access, inadequate sanitation, industrial consumption and contamination. The agricultural industry uses about 70% of the world's accessible fresh water, though 60% of that is wasted due to inefficient farming methods. Overuse of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers add to the contamination and pollution of fresh water.

Industries such as fracking, mining, steel production, and nuclear energy, all pose serious threats to this most essential resource. Ground water aquifers and wells are contaminated by chemical runoff, waste water, salt water flooding and illegal toxic dumping. The logging and agricultural industries are rapidly destroying rainforests essential to maintain atmospheric moisture, oxygen levels, and the absorption of CO2. It's difficult for me to comprehend how so many industries have no regard for nature, that knowingly cause so much depletion and destruction to life for financial greed and profit. The values of corporate agendas for continual growth and financial profit at any cost, too often oppose the higher values of life, human and animal health and living in harmony with nature.    

The result of these industries, along with exponential population growth and expanding urban development, have contributed to rising global temperatures, droughts, desertification, changing weather patterns, plus other serious imbalances of nature. Massive coral reefs are dying off due to warming ocean temperatures. Giant garbage patches and dead zones have grown out of control in oceans. Flooding and erosion of coastal cities and communities due to polar ice melting is another impact of warming seas. With global warming the alpine glaciers and permafrost melting, will severely impact people and life dependent on water from the rivers and steams that are fed by those glaciers.

Many multinational corporations, industries and countries contribute to massive environmental pollution, exploitation and destruction. China is the top offender, followed by the USA, India, Japan, Germany, India and Brazil. 

One of the worst industries for water pollution is agriculture, which is responsible for using and wasting the highest volumes of fresh water, as well as contamination of land and water by pesticides, herbicides, hormones, chemicals, GMOs, nitrates, excrement and other waste materials. One study claimed that the meat giant Tyson foods released 104 million pounds of pollution into American waterways in 4 years, more than Exxon and Dow Chemical combined. The only company worse than Tyson is AK Steel Holding Co, and after Tyson is the US Department of defense. Our own military are the 3rd worst environmental offender worldwide! Wars are responsible for toxic nuclear and chemical agents and weapons, fuel pollution for ships, aircraft and carriers, landmines, weapons testing + other destructive technologies and catastrophic environmental impacts of the military, not-to-mention the deadly, health, social, economic, infrastructure and cultural impacts of war.

Weather modification (aka chemtrails) also contributes to worldwide deforestation from increased wildfires. Fossil fuels, overdevelopment and wastewater sewage disposal into waterways all contribute to these problems. We face so many environmental catastrophes that we've reached a tipping point crisis. Many scientists claim we've already passed the tipping point, where if we don't make major changes NOW, we may not have even 10 more years of life as we know it. Some fear we have reached beyond the point of no return, that it's already too late to reverse the damage.

Preventing imminent environmental disasters will require major changes in upper level political policies imposing and enforcing tighter regulations for many industries as the primary contributors to these problems. Many world leaders, including our own president and the newly elected president of Brazil are going in the wrong direction regarding environmental and water protection. Sadly these leaders have been eliminating the protections that have been in place, allowing the acceleration of the destruction, against massive public outcry, protest and opposition.

Despite these challenges, there is still much that individuals can do on personal and local levels to expand awareness and contribute to positive change. I wish to present here a number of solutions, choices and actions we can each take to address, help lessen or eliminate some of the problems as well as work towards effective solutions.   

Below are several tips, suggestions + lifestyle changes for reducing personal water waste, contamination and consumption.

 

General Home & Building Solutions:

  • For homeowners and builders, invest in energy efficient water-saving appliances, washing machines, toilets, dishwashers, hot water heaters. Keep up with alternative building practices that promote sustainable living.
  • Make use of recycling wastewater (not sewage), from gray water, rainwater capture and storage collection systems.
  • Insulate pipes to prevent freezing and needing to run water longer to get warm water to run through.
  • Monitor water bills for possible leaks or inefficiencies.
  • Consume less energy, use less electricity and choose renewable energy whenever possible
  • Most power plants are not efficient with water. One of the worst offenders is the nuclear energy industry. Nuclear reactors consume water for cooling, extracting and processing uranium fuel, using up to 40% of available fresh water in the process, using 8x as much freshwater than natural gas energy, and 11% more than the coal industry. That doesn't account for disasters like Fukushima where leaking radiation is still contaminating the Pacific Ocean.
  • Solar energy has become much more efficient in recent years, as well as more affordable.
  • Geothermal systems can also help save up to 50% of fuel costs to heat and cool homes.
  • Using more efficient building and insulation materials can help save a lot towards energy usage.
  • Lower thermostats during sleep hours and when you are out to save energy for heating
  • In summer if you must use AC try to only use during the hottest humid days, cool enough to be comfortable.

 

Bathrooms:

  • Take shorter showers. Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators to reduce water flow.
  • Lower the water pressure if you don't need it on full force.
  • Take fewer baths. A full bath tub uses about 70 gallons of water. A 5-minute shower is long enough to get clean.
  • Turn off the running faucet when soaping up, brushing teeth or shaving. 
  • Check for and repair leaks, runny toilets or dripping faucets.
  • Replacing older toilets with low volume or dual flush models can save up to 70% of water usage.
  • Putting a plastic bottle filled with pebbles or floater in the toilet tank can help save water use per flush.
  • Or install an efficient toilet flapper that allows for minimal water use per flush.
  • Composting toilets are another alternative for some areas. They use no water.
  • Gray water recycled from laundry or dishwashing is practical to flush toilets.
  • Switch to less polluting household products. Avoid antibacterial soaps or cleaning products containing chemicals, phosphates & harsh detergents that make their way into waterways.

 

Laundry:

  • Wash full loads of laundry. Wait between washings until you have a full load.
  • Adjust water levels for doing smaller loads, and avoid the Permanent Press cycle which uses an extra rinse cycle.
  • Energy Star rated washers use 35-50% less water per load.
  • Air or line drying can also save on electrical consumption from running clothes dryers. 

 

Kitchen:

  • Dishwashers tend to use less water than hand washing.
  • Wait to run dishwashers until you have a full load of dishes.
  • When washing dishes and pots by hand, don't leave water running for rinsing. A separate basin for rinsing can help save water. Letting pots soak for an hour after cooking can also help reduce washing time.
  • Don't keep water running while cleaning vegetables. Fill a bowl or pan of water for scrubbing or rinsing veggies.
  • Keep a bottle of water in the fridge so you don't need to run the tap until the water runs cold.
  • Reduce running garbage disposals. Practice composting food scraps instead.
  • Reuse water from steaming or boiling veggies in soups or for cooking rather than discarding it.
  • Use real towels or sponges instead of paper towels to reduce paper waste.

 

Food, Diet & Beverages:

  • Eat less water-intensive foods:
  • Consuming meat, especially beef and animal farming use much more water than plant agriculture and a plant-based diet. (Several meat companies are included in the top 15 worst water polluters). A good reason to go vegan!
  • Almonds are one of the highest water consuming crops. Almond milk alternatives include oat, hemp, cashew, hazelnut, quinoa, soy and coconut milks to name a few.
  • Buy less bottled water. Corporate water companies are privatizing and depleting natural aquifers and springs.
  • Use a home filter. You'll also save lots of $ over time..
  • Carry a reusable water bottle to refill at home rather than buying disposable bottled water when out and about.
  • Eat mostly organic. Organic farming is generally more sustainable than conventional farming, and more efficient for the resources it uses. Locally produced foods use less energy for transport, and may be fresher.
  • Join food co-ops to help support local and organic growers.

 

Garden:

  • Shrink your lawn or plant drought-resistant lawns, succulents, shrubs and plants that require less watering, able to thrive through drought conditions.
  • Plant trees to offer shade in yards and gardens.
  • Leave lawn clippings on grass to retain moisture.
  • Only water lawns or plants when needed. Do not water if it has just rained, or if it will rain that day.
  • Set up sprinkler systems to be more efficient so you're not wasting water on gutters, sidewalks or driveways.
  • Water plants early in the morning.
  • Use 2–4 inches of mulch around trees & plants to discourage weed growth, retain moisture and prevent water loss.
  • If you have a swimming pool, keep it covered when not in use to reduce evaporation.
  • Install a rain barrel to collect water for use in the garden.
  • Use brooms to clean gutters and driveways rather than hosing them down.
  • Reduce use of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides in gardens. Instead find natural products and planting methods.
  • Green roofs can help improve stormwater management, conserve energy, mitigate urban heat and reduce air pollution. In cities make use of roof gardens as alternative green spaces.

 

Cars & Transportation:

  • Wash your car at the car wash. Home washing usually consumes more water.
  • Properly dispose of motor oil or other hazardous waste items. Avoid flushing toxic chemicals down drains.
  • Keep up proper auto maintenance and repairs to to keep your car running more efficiently and reduce or prevent transmission, oil, coolants antifreeze or radiator leaks.
  • Parking in a garage can help keep your car clean to reduce washing frequency.
  • Transportation is responsible for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
  • Drive less. Practice carpooling, biking or use public transportation rather than single person commuting.
  • Interestingly large cargo ferries, aka “ro-ro” ships cause a more harmful impact than air travel.
  • Air travel is one of the most polluting modes of travel contributing to global warming CO2 and greenhouse gases.
  • Cruise ships have been found to emit in one day as much particulate pollution as a million cars!
  • Petrol cars, diesel vans / cars, large hybrid cars, and busses are not environmentally friendly. 
  • Electric trains, subways and and light rail travel, are better choices for the environment.
  • Small foot passenger ferries, international rail both have a very small carbon footprint.
  • Electric cars, especially ones with solar panels are the cleanest mode of travel.

 

Purchase Less & More Wisely:

  • Certain products are more water intensive than others.
  • Educate yourself about products you buy – and purchase consciously.
  • Grain, cotton, sugar cane, beet and tree nut farming are among the highest in water waste and consumption.
  • Fossil fuels, fracking and nuclear energy are the most destructive.
  • Purchase fewer plastic items or packaging that might end up in landfills.
  • Recycle plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard & papers to reduce landfill waste.
  • Reuse, repair, recycle or keep using what still works rather than buying the newest models and discarding the old.
  • You may also choose to boycott certain brands that have a known history of exploiting the environment.
  • A prime example is Nestlé, a giant bottled water corporation that extracts 200 million gallons of water a year from Michigan that they pay almost nothing for (only $200 per year!), to sell bottled water back to the public, while residents of nearby Flint still don't have clean drinking water.

 

Become an environmental advocate or activist:

  • Lead by example: Walk the walk, make personal changes, engage in the lifestyle practices you're advocating for.
  • Become vocal: This may include sharing info and stories on social media, helping raise funds for important causes, engaging in conversations about solutions, contacting government officials, journalism, writing articles that expose toxic industries, speaking out, getting press in local media, news, websites, radio, etc.
  • Help educate your community or participate in efforts to make a positive difference.
  • Support water conservation non-profits and organizations actively working towards sustainable solutions.
  • Show up at local rallies, protests and marches.
  • Join grass roots groups and organizations actively working towards positive solutions, change & public education.
  • Demand Industries reduce waste, pollution, find and innovate alternative natural materials and production methods that cause less harm to the waters and environment.
  • Support permaculture (bio-ethical systems of building, farming, design, green economy and sustainable lifestyles in alignment with nature), organic farming, hemp production, mushroom leather, bamboo building materials…
  • Encourage governments to impose stronger regulations, policies and punishments for offenders. Phone calls and direct office visits to representatives and legislators may be more effective than petitions or emails.
  • Voting: When choosing who to vote for, research candidates' history, position, integrity, policies, special interest lobbying, funding, campaign contributions + voting record regarding environmental issues.  
  • Educate & inspire younger generations. Their future is at stake! Teach your children and family to be aware of water and energy conservation. Help educate and mobilize students who have the energy, time and idealism to sustain actions. Teachers can give talks at high schools, colleges, or organize student environmental groups.
  • Civil Disobedience: Though not for everyone, many young people in the Extinction Rebellion movement are willing to be arrested and serve jail or prison time standing up for the causes they believe in.

Environmental / peace activist Benny Zable on a NODAPL Water is Life march at Standing Rock

Looking back to the scenes at Standing Rock, where peaceful protestors / water protectors were violently attacked by pepper spray, grenades, freezing water cannons, attack dogs, and other illegal, brutal force. Many people chose to fight against what was clearly wrong by “illegal means or actions”. Sit ins, trespass, blockading, gathering in groups without permits, wearing masks, defacing property, whistle blowing are just a few activities that protestors are commonly arrested for. New unjust laws allow almost anyone to be arrested for doing things that not only cause no harm to anyone, but also for doing right and moral things, like feeding the homeless or offering them shelter.

Below is a quote I saw recently that addresses the issue of morality, doing what is right, or ethical, as opposed to what is “legal”. Often the only right moral choice may not be legally or politically correct.

"Some history on legal vs illegal:

  • Legal: Slavery
  • Illegal: Helping people escape slavery
  • Legal: the Holocaust
  • Illegal: Smuggling Jewish people out of Germany
  • Legal: Segregation
  • Illegal: Refusing to move to the back of the bus
  • Legal: Apartheid
  • Illegal: Fighting apartheid

If the extent of your morality is based on whether or not something is legal, then you'll find excuses to accept some truly horrific, evil things. We are 7.5 billion primates on one giant rock rotating in one painfully average star system. Our borders are arbitrary. We're one species. Our differences are superficial. Either you're a compassionate, decent, fair-minded person, or you're not."

~ unidentified source

Here's a useful PDF link listing more than 100 tips for conserving water.

http://clearchoicescleanwater.org/uploads/88/docs/4985100+_Ways_To_Conserve_-_Water_Use_It_Wisely.pdf

These are just some of the personal choices we can each make to be part of the solution, and to stop or reduce contributing to the problems. For some, doing all these things might sound extreme or impossible, but every action big or small counts. The first step is awareness of the problems. Next is learning about solutions, and then it's up to you how much or how little you're able or willing to commit to making the solutions a priority.

A Glimmer of Hope

Science paints a very dire forecast of the environmental crisis. Some predict 10, 12, maybe 30 years before the entire collapse of human civilization as we know it. This is due to many factors, wars, industrial and corporate greed, accelerated global warming, melting of the icecaps, worldwide deforestation, mega fires, geo-engineering, privatization, poverty, plus other unsustainable systems. Experts warn we're running out of water, that millions or billions could perish from a lack of adequate food and water. We have already lost thousands of animal and plant species over recent years. Due to ocean levels rising, nearly all coastal cities are in danger of flooding, becoming submerged and uninhabitable, which will create massive migrations of refugees and deaths. But there may be a silver lining if enough people wake up to what is happening and take a stand to turn things around. Humanity needs to think of future generations and how they can be guaranteed a chance at life.

Along with calls to action, I'd like to offer some alternative hope we're not seeing covered in any mainstream media sources.

Last year while researching the strange anomalies in the California fires, I came across the theory of Primary Water. Much of the surface fresh waters of the planet that we rely on for drinking, farming and other uses are considered Secondary Water. These include lakes, rivers, streams, even shallow wells and aquifers sourced by runoff from rain, melting snow and glaciers. The atmospheric water evaporation/condensation cycle driven by the sun, of clouds, precipitation, rain, ice and snow are all part of the Secondary Water Cycle.

Primary Water is water produced from deep below the Earth's mantle. It's a renewable form of Earth-generated new, pure water created from the synthesis of hydrogen and oxygen. Forced upward as vapor from the Earth's internal heat, this water feeds fresh water natural springs, deep wells, oceans, geysers, thermal springs, and also vapors from volcanic eruptions. Most primary water sources are far below the shallow wells and polluted fresh water aquifers that have been contaminated by toxic industrial chemicals and waste. Primary Water is self-generating, possibly unlimited, able to provide more than enough pure water to meet all of humanity's water needs.

(reference: New Water for a Thirsty World by Michael Salzman, about the work of Stephan Riess).

The oasis we find in deserts are actually fresh water spring sources of this primary water. Most wells drilled for private homes are not nearly deep enough to access this water. The miracle of Libya's Great Man Made River Project that drilled deep into the Sahara Desert, helped the population of Libya thrive until the entire infrastructure was intentionally destroyed by NATO. Libya was one of the driest countries on the planet until they discovered deep aquifers of fresh water in their drilling and search for oil wells. They had accessed Primary Water of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System under the Eastern Sahara Desert. The destruction of their water pipeline remains a crime against humanity.

Primary Water is not subject to salinity, ground water pollution or surface pollution. Theories about primary water are not new. Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and others knew of the existence of deep water veins in the Earth. Throughout history dowsing techniques have been used to locate these water sources.

There are currently Primary Water projects for locating water in drought stricken areas of India, Nepal, Tanzania, Egypt, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland and the USA. 

Certain challenges must be overcome for the world to fully benefit from Primary Water. Technical and financial challenges include poor areas of greatest need being able to access adequate funds and technology to locate the right places to drill, plus the resources to be able to drill deep enough to access these water veins, which can be as deep as 3km underground.

The other challenge is much more complex, involving politics, governments, corporate financial markets and privatization for profit, similar to the challenges associated with preventing mainstream access to free and low-cost alternative energy. The giant oil, fossil fuel and coal industries hold too much power and monopolies over the energy industry. They have sabotaged inventions of Tesla, electric cars, and other forms of more efficient and affordable energy technologies.

The wealthy power elite have already privatized and control much of the Earth's resources, oil, coal, gas, and minerals. They now wish to control water, food and access to all sustainable resources essential for human life. To maintain control over populations, they restrict access to free or cheap water. The World Bank has been financing global privatization of the Earth's water supply, making clean water, which is necessary for human survival, an unaffordable commodity for the poorest people on Earth to access. Many theorize this is part of a globalist agenda to “cull” kill off, and reduce 90% of the world's population. Water restriction, famine, wars, disease, genocide and financial collapse, are just a few methods. Globalist, political and corporate agendas are topics I will save for future posts.

My own prayer is that the collective consciousness of the planet will wake up to realize how important it is to stop these modes of destruction, and find ways to influence the power elite, global leaders and decision-makers to do what is right and in the best interest of humanity and nature.

Promoting growing awareness to the issues of water conservation, preservation and protecting the Earth's natural resources is my primary intent and goal for this post, and for much of the content and mission shared by PureLifePlanet.com.

I hope this article helps to inspire you towards creating a more sustainable future for yourself, your children, community and the planet. Feel free to share it widely to encourage positive change and awareness among your circles of friends, family and social contacts.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week - where I'll be discussing the role of water as an essential nutrient for life.

Blessings and Peace,

Marsha

© 2019 by Marsha Silvestri – PureLifePlanet.com