Dear World Leaders at #COP26:

Through water we feel the effects of Climate Change. Rain can be a hazard in the context of this crisis, but it can also be our hope RainwaterHarvesting is a solution for water scarcity problems, decentralizing its management and giving people the opportunity to build water autonomy


Estimados Líderes Mundiales en la #COP26: A través del agua se sienten los efectos del Cambio Climático. La lluvia puede ser un peligro en el contexto de esta crisis, pero también puede ser nuestra esperanza. La captación de lluvia es una solución a los problemas de escasez de agua, descentralizando su manejo y brindando a la gente la oportunidad de generar autonomía hídrica.

#RainForAll #Water4Climate #CaptaLaLluvia #ClimateAction #ActNow #TogetherForOurPlanet

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EL SECTOR DEL AGUA EN LA #COP26
La visibilización del vínculo existente entre la crisis climática y la crisis hídrica
ha sido el avance más significativo para el sector del agua en la cumbre climática de Glasgow que hoy cumple su onceavo día.
Hasta ahora, el cambio climático y la crisis hídrica mundial se habían tratado como temas separados, pero con la formación de la nueva Coalición para el Clima y el Agua en la COP26, se ha logrado consolidar el enfoque que vincula ambos fenómenos y esto es importante porque permite profundizar el entendimiento de la comunidad internacional acerca de las formas en las se expresan los efectos del cambio climático en nuestro planeta.
El agua es como el canario en la mina de carbón del clima porque es a través de ella que sentimos el 80% de los impactos del cambio climático; ya sea por medio de lluvias intensas, sequías, inundaciones , o por el alza en el nivel del mar. Estos fenómenos ya son una realidad que afecta múltiples regiones alrededor del mundo y se harán cada vez más intensos e impredecibles a medida que la temperatura del planeta aumente.
El sentido de urgencia es palpable, las medidas contundentes para frenar las emisiones y adaptarnos al cambio no pueden esperar más.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL.
It’s happening right now: rising temperatures, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, droughts, floods, epidemics and disease… The role of human influence on climate change is undisputed. It has to do with our energy sources, the way we work, the way we spend and with our attitude towards nature.

There is no “Planet B”. There is no second chance. Climate change will not stop. It will continue to impact each and every one of us. Especially those who are most vulnerable.

In order to survive this change, we must adapt. To adapt means to rework, to adjust our strategies, so that we leave no one behind. To adapt means to evolve. It is accepting the reality of climate change, and working to protect the world that we have left.

Water is the primary medium through which we feel the effects of climate change. We feel it through the lack of water and we also feel it through the excess of water. Rain can be a hazard in the context of the climate crisis, but it can also be our hope.

·Rainwater harvesting is a potential solution for water scarcity problems. It could benefit an estimated 450 to 600 million people worldwide.
·Rainwater harvesting is a sustainable source of high-quality water that could help us build resilience and adapt to climate change.
·Rainwater harvesting can give households enough clean water to last most of the year.
·It reaches rural and isolated areas.
·It eliminates the emissions caused by tank trucks.
·It reduces the amount of water that goes down city drains. Thus managing the risk of flooding, and also stopping
aquifer overexploitation.
·Rainwater harvesting descentralizes water management, and it gives people the opportunity to build water autonomy.

There are many ways to harvest the rain… In Mexico rainwater harvesting has been a reality for more than a decade. In this country, around 12 million people lack safe access to drinking water. And Mexico City, the country’s capital, is one of the top water-stressed cities around the world.

Right there, Isla Urbana has been working since 2009 to develop affordable rainwater harvesting systems to bring water for those in need. Isla Urbana have already installed 21,000 rainwater harvesting systems, and is currently working on developing new programs that aim at installing over 120,000 rainwater harvesting systems by 2024.

Each of these rainwater harvesting systems gives a family the capacity to provide itself with high-quality water. It is a way to go from scarcity and precariousness to abundance and resilience.

As the climate changes, rain will continue to fall throughout the Earth. Rainwater harvesting will help us to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

Shift the perspective, adapt to climate change, and let rain be our hope.

#RainForAll