A Novel Approach to Conquering the Global Water Crisis
When you’re fortunate enough to have easy access to copious amounts of clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathing, it’s hard to fathom that safe water remains a precious commodity for one-third of the world’s population.
To put things into perspective, water scarcity is a looming death threat for 2.2 billion people, particularly those in poor and rural communities.
Rivers and lakes have become the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Some of these freshwater sources are plagued by pollutants, while others are drying up at an accelerated pace from overuse.
As a result, every 40 seconds, a person dies from a preventable water-borne illness, such as cholera or typhoid fever, totaling more than 2,300 people per day, or 800,000 deaths each year.
Recent statistics have shown that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages, meaning this crisis will expand its geographical reach to influential metropolises around the world.
Raising Awareness Through Storytelling
As severe as it is, the global water crisis can be reversed through equally significant collective efforts.
This belief is what fuels the Global Water Center’s mission of bringing the number of people affected by the global water crisis from 2.2 billion to 0. As part of its plan, the organization recently built a first-of-its-kind Mobile Discovery Center (MDC).
The MDC is a COVID-safe 25,000 square foot traveling exhibit meant to change minds and hearts. Visitors enjoy a multi-sensorial journey that helps them get a deeper understanding of the world’s global water crisis and makes them excited about advocating for safe water.
Highly interactive visual mediums like augmented reality and radio-frequency identification (RFID) make the MDC experience a memorable one.
A couple of particular highlights you should know about before securing your spot:
- The “Water Is Life” exhibit showcases the three states of water (liquid, gas, and solid) depicting the spectacle of water on Earth through impressive visuals, such as a projection globe. You’ll learn why water is vital to life, and why having access to it optimizes our wellbeing.
- “Water and People” offers an eye-opening perspective of how water permeates every aspect of our life. This will help you realize the advantages of having easy access to sufficient safe water, but also the hardships faced by less fortunate people. If you’re up for a challenge, test your knowledge in a Water Challenge game.
- “Water for Everyone” uses augmented reality to demonstrate how leading-edge technology can be used to deliver safe water to those who need it the most. This is where you’ll hear real stories from community members around the world who transcended poverty by providing access to safe water. This exhibit will also reveal how you can contribute to making an impact and help bring water relief to 2.2 billion people in need.
- You can also take a dive into MDC’s outside water activity pavilions featuring hands-on learning about water testing, solar-powered systems, and water treatment.
As an environmentally friendly 3PL, Beltmann Integrated Logistics knows that sensible individual efforts can lead to extraordinary down-the-line payoffs. We are proud to be partnering with the Global Water Center to facilitate the movement of the exhibit. Why wait for yet another alarming report on the global water crisis shortage? Start changing the narrative now, inspired by organizations like the Global Water Center.
The FREE exhibit is touring the country in 2021, so check out the calendar to plan your visit!
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