(VOV) – Although the sustainable use of water resources is certainly possible, they will always remain finite.
Water wastage and excessive use will lead to shortages and wider environmental repercussions.
The 2012 United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals Report estimates 11% of the world’s population, or about 780 million people, lack access to clean water.
Clean water could become a resource as scarce and precious as oil over the course of the next century.
A collection of photos entitled “Water and Life” vividly illustrates water’s importance in Vietnamese daily life. It captures some of the rituals and beliefs surrounding water spread from highlands to plains and honoured across generations.
The images emphasise humanity’s deciding influence on the future of this indispensable resource.