Rivers provide water to drink, water that helps crops to grow, and the water that fuels or cools industries. Water is a universal solvent and is used at some stage in the manufacture of every product that people consume.

Sustainable development of rivers

Rivers transport goods, generate power, and sustain our lives. Besides, water is at the center of sustainable development and is fundamental for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and human survival.

On one hand, water is at the heart of adaptation to climate change, serving as a crucial link between the climate system, human society and the environment. On the other hand, rivers transport wastes, and to some extent transform them. If not for this self-purifying function of rivers, many estuaries and deltas would be even more polluted.

Finally, water is vital when it comes to improving health, wellbeing and productivity, as well as for the production and preservation of a series of benefits and services that people enjoy.

Use your Social Media, make a difference

For now, use social media to spread Appliin’s information about rivers. We have some waterways to remind you of their importance as well as the many threats confronting them, because it is easy to forget how important the rivers are to us, to our environment as we get caught up with our everyday life.

So, all you have to do is link to helpful or informative articles like this one with your friends! In addition to adopting an ecological lifestyle, save water, take care of rivers and the environment; through your small actions we will achieve great changes.

Daniela Parra
Digital Content Analyst