On Wednesday October 23, let’s pause to|
Imagine a Day Without Water
There’s a nationwide growing awareness of the importance of - and threat to - having plentiful, clean, inexpensive water in our future. This year thousands of Americans and hundreds of organizations will celebrate the fifth annual Imagine A Day Without Water on October 23rd.
For those of us living in the Texas Hill Country, the risk of not having enough water in our future is nothing new. It has been made much more immediate right here in the Wimberley Valley by recent commercial threats to take massive amounts of water from our aquifer
On Thursday October 17, City Council Member Christine Byrne will present Council with a proclamation declaring October 23rd as the annual “Imagine A Day Without Water.” It’s an idea everyone can appreciate and get behind, and we are confident that City Council will come together to support it.
The CARD Facebook page has started running personal stories on the importance of water this week, in the lead-up to October 23rd. We hope you will take a moment to check out a few. If you have your own Facebook page, maybe you can share one of your own water stories. Or just share a story or two with friends face-to-face.
They don’t have to be profound; the stories are just to remind us not to take water for granted, not to assume it will always be available and affordable. Each of us has had a personal relationship with water - and dependence on it - our entire life. We could not live without it; we could not live well without enough of it.
It would be great to see the idea of Imagine A Day Without Water grow right here. There are already several Texas entities on the list linked to above, including the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. If you belong to an organization that would like to add its support to the idea, go to the Imagine a Day Without Water Sign Up page.
Together we can make sure there is enough water for everybody’s future. Imagine that.
- CARD Steering Committee
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