Every living thing on the planet shares the same water resources and these resources face severe challenges in the years ahead.
Global warming increases the frequency and severity of droughts and floods. Runoff from industrial processes like electricity generation and manufacturing adds pollutants to rivers, lakes, and oceans. Of the 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water on the planet, just 2.5% of it is fresh water. With increasing demands on resources, water scarcity could result in conflicts between people and a loss of biodiversity as aquatic habitats disappear or are irreversibly damaged. EarthShare member organizations are addressing water scarcity and pollution, marine life and fresh water endangerment, and climate change-driven impacts on the water supply.
Virtual Film Festival
Take your kids to the virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival for Kids & Teens from Washington Water Trust.
Every year CELP hosts Celebrate Water to honor a local water hero and celebrate successes protecting, preserving, and restoring Washington’s rivers and streams. See the videos and highlights of the event at celp.org
Less than six years ago, the second of two dams on the Elwha River, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, was taken out to provide access for fish to the upper river located in the Olympic National Park. Since then, we have witnessed a remarkable transformation of the river. Learn more about Trout Unlimited and their work in Washington at washingtontu.org
Report Water Pollution
Spot pollution in Puget Sound? Tell Puget Soundkeeper about it. They’ll follow up and make sure it’s taken care of (non-emergency reports).