A few days ago, Julien Goalabré, the communication and fundraising officer of the Bali Water Protection Program, sent me the following email. I have added the graphics and the hot links.
Years of mass tourism and associated uncontrolled urbanization has dried the aquifer to levels that, if nothing is done, will lead to an environmental disaster.
I take the chance to contact you to discuss the possibility for BWP to be featured in your blog. We are in fundraising stage and the maximization of exposure could surely help us to move forward with this critical phase prior to implementation.
I invite you to read our full program's description in the file attached. If 6 minutes is all you might have, our official video will give you the basics of what we are up to:
All the best, Michael.
Sounds like BWP has a great program in progress with stakeholder buy-in.
Here is the video [click here if the embedded video is not working]:
Sad to see that, like a number of other areas, Bali has been victimized by its great natural beauty and all the tourists it draws. I have never been there but I have a beautiful wall hanging courtesy of some friends who spent several weeks there - adding to the depletion of the aquifer, no doubt. But the Bali residents are also to blame - it's not solely on the tourists.
Read the program description and view the 6-minte video. Take whatever action you deem appropriate. I know I will. And check out BWP's Facebook page.