Today is the one day a year when a lot of people start paying attention to water issues, and that's not a bad thing, but we really need sustained focus on this particular global resource. It will be one of the biggest drivers in geopolitics in our lifetime, no doubt about it. China is redirecting mighty rivers to satisfy its need, and closer to home, the fight over the contents of the Colorado River isn't going away anytime soon.
GOOD Magazine's 16th issue tackled the global water crisis under a cover page that shouted: "We Suck at This." We're still sucking.
Here's a simple infographic to illustrate just how much we could collectively conserve if we just cut back 5 percent in our use.