World Water Day

Posted about 9 months ago by Nico D'Archangel
Posted in Book Reviews

What is World Water Day? It’s a United Nations Observance that started in 1993 to celebrate water and bring awareness to the 2 million people living now without access to safe water. That’s an insanely high number isn’t it? World Population Clock puts today’s (03/21/2022) population at 7.9 billion so that’s 0.025% of the world’s population that doesn’t have access to clean safe water. While a small percentage, that’s still way too many people.

This year’s theme is groundwater which ties in nicely to the Greening Richmond Public Libraries initiative. If you hadn’t seen it yet, we’re updating the green spaces of several libraries to be more effective for stormwater management and green infrastructure with the help of James River Association and RVA H20.

Direct quote from WWD website, linked at the beginning of this post:

“Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere.

Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. 

Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater.

As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. 

We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource.

Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.” 

In honor, I’ve put together a few book lists for you. Some are about water, some have water in the title, and some have water on the cover. Hope you like them all! If you’re looking for more recommendations, feel free to put a request into Bookologist!

Nico D'Archangel

Nico is a voracious eclectic reader. He can often be found with stacks of varied books, from romance and history to science fiction and children's stories. He is one of several Bookologists as well! Always up for conversations about books, feel free to stop by to say hi or drop an email!

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