Giving Water A Second Thought

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NUST Environment Club, a newly established NUST central socciety, aims to create awareness concerning environmental issues in general and World Water Day in particular, and yesterday, arranged a gathering in this regard. The objective was to emphasize the importance of water and highlight the pressing issues regarding quality and availability of drinking water. The event started off with a brief account on the history of WWD; which was followed by the screening of a short film titled ‘Water: A blessing being wasted’. The captivating short film started off with a look into how often we misuse water, a valuable treasure. It further went on to bring to light the notion that water has become a commodity worth stealing. Indeed, it has been said that future wars will be fought over water. Water, an indispensible resource, could challenge gold for supremacy. Once the message was beautifully delivered, the gathering ended with the screening of a commercial movie.

Consequently, NEC attempted to convey: “the water that we don’t abuse will be employed elsewhere. By using water wisely, we will be preserving the water supplies.” As the event came to an enlightening end, the participants were suggested to spare 60 seconds for the preservation of water each day.

This is a picture of a three month old baby suffering from diarrhea i.e. caused by drinking unsafe water. Each day, 4900 children under the age of five die worldwide due to infectious diarrhea. That’s highly unfortunate. If nothing more, dear readers, appreciate clean water.

Courtesy Reporting: NUST Environmental Club

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