Whilst it may be difficult to comprehend, living in a city that looked like this a couple of months ago, the sad fact is that 768 million people don't have access to safe water. Obviously the flooding in Oxford did cause severe damage to homes but even so, water in these parts is not exactly an issue!
It seems so far removed from our daily reality that there are still huge swathes of people without access to water. We all know that it is the case but on a day to day basis it is almost like white noise, you know that it is there but you don't notice it anymore.
What can we do? We can donate to and support amazing charities such as charity:water, unicef, wateraid, & friends of the earth. We can sign the petition against Mekorot, Israel's national water company which gives 80% of Palenstine's water to Israel and deprives Palestinians of their basic human right, water. And we can follow friends of the earth's 10 ways to save water tips to make us more aware of how much water we use & to help keep our own household water bill down!
Happy World Water Day folks!