Water is the driving force of all nature."
- Leonardo da Vinci
One of the most formidable dilemmas facing many countries around the world is lacking access to clean water supplies. However this global crisis can be resolved as we make efforts to analyze the demand of tourism and its’ influence on water usage, finance and thereby provide access to sanitized water sources, create amendments that will ensure water as a human right, and alleviate the biases of gender responsibilities on water retrieval. These criterion entail the barometers and objectives of many organizations as well as individuals; in hopes for promoting the equity and likewise equality of accessible clean water supplies in all countries both large and small, developed and developing.
With the increasing numbers of communities around the world lacking sufficient water supplies, the push to classifying water as a basic human right is gaining momentum among a variety of stakeholders around the world. In fact, on July 8, 2010 the United Nations General Assembly approved that access to clean drinking water is an official basic human right - just like the right to food and the right to live without torture and racial discrimination.
Moreover, with the establishment of water as a human right, water issues are quickly emerging as among the most pressing environmental and social concerns around the world. For instance, U.N. studies predict that two-thirds of the world's countries will face scarcity and water-stress by 2020. Millions every year fall ill to preventable water-borne diseases that cause 3.7 percent of all global deaths. Although a daunting task, the world does contain sufficient, clean freshwater for everyone’s basic personal and domestic needs. In closing, in relation to water as a human right, President John F. Kennedy said it best that “the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
As a travel enthusiast and ambassador I have always had a passion for equality and helping others.