September 18, 2017

People in San Salvador, El Salvador, protest the privatization of water July 24 and demand lawmakers provide water access to the poor. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)

"All too often, water is treated as an infinite free good. Yet even where supplies are sufficient or plentiful, they are increasingly at risk from pollution and rising demand. By 2025, two thirds of the world’s population is likely to live in countries with moderate or severe water shortages. Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict."

- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 2002 on United Nations World Water Day

Today is World Water Monitoring Day, which "runs annually from March 22 (the United Nations World Water Day) through December and equips anyone to protect the water resources" around them. This list of action plans is full of tips and tools as well as facts about what goes down the drain, what