Rutto Martinez

Saturday, 9. February 2019

In cpncordancia with the above, we must mention that 2.2 billion people in poor countries, most of them children, die every year because of the lack of drinking water-related illnesses. This means that they lose daily life for this reason more than six million citizens of the world; More than 250 thousand people per hour and something more than four thousand per minute! From the moment in which the reader started reading this note have perished more than 25,000 men and women, almost all of them boys and girls, because of the lack of water or an efficient service of sanitation. It is estimated that if the regions hardest hit by this situation be provided with drinking water and will provide decent services, deaths could be reduced in up to 75%. When children are taught in geography classes that the planet is composed in its three fourth part by water, which is still true, but only 2.5% of existing water bodies, is sweet, while 9.5% is saltwater. But still a fact in this regard is missing: of all of the fresh water, which as we saw is little, 70% is frozen at the poles. A good part lies in the soil moisture and in underground aquifers whose depth does not allows a total utilization.

This means that we are surviving with a very small amount of the fluid of life, which is a very powerful reason for Democritus as a way of preserving our existence. It is necessary to protect water sources, take measures to protect the watershed of the rivers, reforest their headers and avoid that the hand of man remains harmful for nature and for himself. We could live without gold and silver; We could go on living without oil and gasoline; Maybe us parliamentarians up to the life of the preceding centuries if we had to live without electricity, as some stocks already are doing due to the constant fluid cuts and ‘ electrical. But never, read well, never you can live without water. Why you must take care of her, with all our strength. Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a writer and journalist ital-Colombia who also teaches in several universities. He is the author of four books on ethics and leadership and figure in three anthologies of Colombian authors.