World leaders: bring our rivers back to life!
To world leaders:
We urge you to protect, conserve and restore freshwater ecosystems, ensuring they are equitably governed and sustainably managed. This must be done with the full and effective participation of women, indigenous peoples, and local communities. It's time to guarantee access to safe water as a fundamental human right – not a resource to be privatised but a common good to be preserved for generations to come.
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Experts say that unless we act now, two-thirds of the world’s population may face safe water shortages in the next two years. It will affect billions of us! We need urgent global action to turn this around – and right now, we have a chance to get it!
Countries are about to gather for the first UN Water Conference in almost 50 years to consider bold plans to restore the world's dying rivers and secure water as a fundamental human right, not for profit. Insiders say that with enough public pressure, we could win unprecedented protections for rivers and the water they carry. But laggard governments and big corporations will fight back to derail action!
So let’s build a tidal wave of public support for Earth’s water and deliver the voices of people everywhere in a resounding roar to save our precious lakes, rivers, and freshwater ecosystems while we still can!