What do we put in our shopping basket? Regional or exotic products? Vegetable or meat? What is the impact on every country of origin?
The most decisive factor is not only whether we put vegetables or meat in our shopping baskets, but also as to where the products come from, and whether they had to be intensively irrigated at the point of production. So, when it comes to our daily grocery shopping, we can improve our individual water footprint by choosing more food with low water consumption and avoiding those that require a lot of precious blue water to irrigate in arid regions.
Most of us are familiar with words and concepts such as Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Air Pollution and Water Scarcity, but only very few have focused attention on soil.
Therefore, today, we wish to spotlight the importance of soil and also the alarming threat of soil extinction. As the Indian Visionary, Philosopher and Scientist Sadhguru has said repeatedly at several international platforms: „Soil is our life, our very body. And if we forsake soil, in many ways, we forsake the planet.”
According to a study by the environmental organisation WWF and the Alfred Wegener Institute, plastic pollution of the world’s oceans is now ubiquitous and assuming threatening proportions. Plastic particles are now found in all parts of the oceans, starting within „the smallest plankton up to within the largest whale,“ the study says. „Plastic pollution in the ocean is growing exponentially and will continue to increase,” as WWF warned in a statement.
Within only a few decades, mankind will be in a desperate need for clean and also drinkable water. Therefore, all nations engaged in the exploration of space, are looking for proven evidence of substantial water resources on other planets. Currently, we are indeed surprised about the extraordinary reports being published by NASA, ESA and the Chinese Space Agency. It is remarkable what they have achieved so far and found out during their missions on Planet Mars.
As a matter of fact, since we have proceeded so far up until now, we do jeopardise the existence of mankind, and, of course, that of all carbon-based beings on our planet.
Our Blog Posts serve to give our readers some insights into the critical situation of water resources on our planet, and, make us reflect upon ideas for strategies to handle water scarceness and develop progressive systems in technological fields to guarantee a more careful usage of water.
Water is not only the most precious resource of our planet Earth, water is also the creator of our surroundings, mountains and plains, valleys and hills, rivers and lakes, and, not to forget, the creator of rich diversity regarding animal species. First and foremost, water is our origin and our eternal basis to ensure every living being’s existence.
Scientists at the government-funded Climate Center Germany (GERICS) research group predict: If emissions continue to rise and heat the Earth by 4-5 degrees Celsius, then, the number of days with heavy rainfalls of more than 20 litres per square meter will increase from 11 to 14 days per year in some regions of Germany.
The danger of plastic waste becomes more and more harmful the longer it stays in the water: slowly but steadily, plastic breaks up into smaller pieces, then transforms into micro plastic, and, finally into nano plastic. In such a “refined” state, nano plastic is a major threat to our health, because it can penetrate our skin and enter the blood systems and brain cells of animals and human beings alike.
Cities have to get smarter about water. As cities struggle to cope with the population boom and the problems that go along with them, such as mitigating the effects of the Urban Heat Island effect, rising air pollution, preventing the rapid transmission of diseases, and providing necessary public services such as governance, transportation, sanitation, and healthcare, they will also have to manage resources that were once taken for granted. Access to water is the most pressing concern.
With the ever faster growing demand for energy for industry and transportation, and the rising standard of living on all continents, hydropower is gaining importance and thus appears to be an indispensable pillar of an ecological energy production. Water, as a resource, plays a decisive role to meet future energy needs.
Energy companies and investors alike, have recognised this importance, and, hydropower is not missing in any Green Investment Offer.
At the latest since the „Paris Agreement“, the international agreement of Paris to limit global warming, a feverish search for alternative, emission-free and renewable energy sources has begun. An increasing energy demand, in the industrial and private sector alike, must be satisfied, due to growing living standards in Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and South America. The living standards of the Western European countries and the global mobility are at stake.
China´s Plan for a Mega Dam in South-East-Asia raises concerns in India, Pakistan and Tibet. A dam of such magnitude will certainly not be without consequences for nature. With a length of 3,000 kilometers, the Brahmaputra is one of the most water-rich rivers in South-East-Asia. The Brahmaputra feeds the Ganges, which in turn is the lifeline of the Indian subcontinent.
True Innovation – Essesystems has developed the unique Esse Complex Adaptive System (ECAS), a generative AI design platform that uses a combination of AI driven perception, knowledge, learning and reasoning, together with symbolic programming language rather than the usual NPL (Natural Language Processing) statistical approaches.
Hardly any other word has been used as much as popular economists´ and linguists´ favorite, the famous term: „INNOVATION“.
Nevertheless, what do you think first upon hearing or reading this term? Of course, you may neither be an economic expert nor a linguistic professional.
INNOVATION to us means something is NEW. But is that really true?
The world could slowly run out of water. Water scarcity is already one of the biggest global problems threatening mankind. Polluted drinking water aggravates the situation, the situation of the largest rivers of our planet is not encouraging.
With consideration to this development, we, at GoToMarket Solution, have made water with all its complexity to the topic of our mission. Together with our partners, scientists and proven experts of various professions, we hope to pursue a positive influence on current issues concerning the handling of water, life in water, water purity and water purification.
We invite initiative teams and companies alike to contact us and team-up with us in our ambitious endeavor to protect and rescue our water resources. Everyone is asked to contribute hereto in a constructive manner.
In the arid regions of the world, it is mainly the rivers that provide the water supply for the population and agriculture. But rivers do not respect national borders. Conflicts over the coveted and precious commodity water therefore are inevitable. It is outrageous how we deal with the elementary substance of our existence, with rivers, oceans and wells alike. There is a serious threat: water can trigger political conflict, and, in the worst case, generate military violence.
Rivers are the lifelines of our planet. They are the backbone of our ecosystem and hotspots of biodiversity. Nevertheless, the composition of the water on our planet Earth is threatened by continuously increasing pollution. Rivers now belong to the most endangered habitats
Water is life, the existence of man, animal and fauna depends on it. The value of water on our planet – and probably not only on planet Earth, but everywhere else in the universe – is second to none compared to any other raw material, be it gold, silver or oil.
It was the Svartisen glacier in Norway that triggered my fascination for the element water.
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