22 Most Famous Water Regulatory Quotes

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World water day is celebrated globally on the 22nd of March every year and its essence is to raise the awareness of fresh water and to ensure the sustainability of fresh water resources’ management. In commemoration of this year’s event which theme is ‘Leaving no one behind’, here are famous 22 water regulatory quotes.

  1. Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all – Ban Ki-moon
  2.  “For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.” — Marcus Samuelsson
  3. “It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”- Dan Quayle
  4. Today, 844 million people are living without access to safe water, while 2.3 billion people are living without access to improved sanitation.
  5. Unsafe water, drought, and plastic trash in the oceans are “the largest and most immediate environmental and public health issues affecting the world right now,” not climate change. – Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler
  6. Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires. – Malcolm Turnbull
  7. “Certainly, its important to protect the water system and that covers, certainly, everything from vandals to terrorists.” – James Wilson
  8.  “Water issues often take a backseat” to larger discussions about global warming. “Most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out,” Wheeler said. “What we need to do is make sure that the people who are dying today from lack of having drinking water in Third World countries, that problem is addressed.” –Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler
  9. If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us. – David Suzuki
  10. Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  11. “We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable.” – Jean-Michel Cousteau
  12. With my own family’s future in mind, I make every effort to ensure I keep our land and water healthy. – Mike Briggs
  13. I very much want clean water and take seriously my role in ensuring that what I do on my farm protects our water resources. But paralyzing small businesses with uncertainty and “gotcha” enforcement of vague regulations was not the way to make the water any cleaner. – Mike Briggs
  14. Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall
  15. After a natural disaster, safe drinking water is a priority. Humans can live longer without food than water, so communication about clean water is essential to help avoid the risk of cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, famine, and death. – Tae Yoo
  16. “Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” – Luna Leopold
  17. “Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now.” » Jean-Michel Cousteau
  18. The state of Europe’s water ecosystems puts a big question mark over the future availability of freshwater, for people and for all manner of industry, not least for food production and agriculture. –  Jabier Ruiz.
  19. You can’t change the world; you can’t fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You can turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. You can do small things. – Patti Smith
  20. “Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all peoples together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink?” – Mikhail Gorbachev
  21. “Water and sanitation problems have reached boiling point: children are dying unnecessarily at the rate of 20 jumbo jets crashing every single day.” » Ravi Narayanan
  22. “If you could tomorrow morning make water clean in the world, you would have done, in one fell swoop, the best thing you could have done for improving human health by improving environmental quality.” » William C. Clark






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