Water is the most important element for life; it is of vital importance for human beings and all living beings that inhabit our planet. This is why the care of water is a priority worldwide, because although 70% of the planet is indeed covered with water, less than 3% of it is “freshwater”, i.e., suitable for human consumption, agriculture, livestock, industry, and the development of the flora and fauna of our planet.
Water is the source and sustenance of life, contributes to regulating the world’s climate, and shapes the planet with its power. It has unique properties that make it essential for life; it is considered a finite renewable resource.
Without water, no form of life is possible; that is nothing more and nothing less than the importance of this vital element.
Although the total amount of water present on the planet remains relatively constant over time, its availability is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Scientists predict that access to safe drinking water could be reduced in the coming century as glaciers melt and droughts become more frequent. This will in turn reduce the water available for irrigation and food production, significantly affecting the agricultural sector.
Bearing in mind that water is a scarce resource and that agriculture is an indispensable activity for life itself, it is necessary to raise awareness of the need to manage water as efficiently as possible. Therefore, we would like to share with you some measures that we can take to achieve efficient water use in our facilities:
Water sources are very important.
Remember that drinking water can become contaminated before it is used,
by inadequate and unsafe hygiene practices.
Avoiding the waste of drinking water is a social responsibility that is a matter of everyone’s responsibility. For this reason, in the Veggies from Mexico community, we work in collaboration with the growers to contribute with a grain of sand to our planet, promoting and implementing programs for the rational use of water.
Elvia Rosa Martínez Bueno – Internal Auditor of Veggies From Mexico