22 Mar '12, 8pm

You can't drink saltwater, but saving the oceans helps conserve water for everyone #WorldWaterDay

You can't drink saltwater, but saving the oceans helps conserve water for everyone #WorldWaterDay

Posted Thu, Mar 22, 2012 by RProkop to oceans , wild seafood , world water day © Oceana/Carlos Suarez All around the world, people are struggling to get access to clean water for drinking and growing crops. As the climate changes, many farmlands are drying and people are finding it harder and harder to keep their crops watered and still have enough to drink. Here at Oceana, our focus is usually on salt water, but that doesn’t mean we’re not concerned about fresh water and all the people who rely on it. It’s all interconnected: Freshwater rivers flow into the ocean, and the oceans provide water-conserving meals. Wild seafood requires no fresh water to grow or feed, which means more water is available for human consumption. But we can only rely on the ocean for food as long as fish are available. Overfishing, pollution, and climate change mean less fish in the ocean, which i...

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