In the high desert mountains, in the heart of Mexico, the people thirst. The arid terrain is unforgiving and over 400 communities struggle for accessibility to clean water. Today, both the surface and subterranean water are drying up at an alarming rate and the water that remains is highly contaminated from years of mining, overgrazing and pollution. While also, deforestation, erosion and excessive extraction greatly add to the reduction. Initiatives like harvesting rainwater have greatly attributed to improvements in quality of life but then, rain falls in abundance only once a season. Now, more than ever, education and conservation need to overwhelm the communities.
It's estimated that 780 million people lack access to clean water in the world today.