Crossing over into a new year can be a bit like the two sides of a coin. For some good that the year is over, for others the end of the year comes too soon.
A year is certainly ample time to experience successes as well as failures. Without trying new things, we cannot discover and build our knowledge and experience. Missed opportunities may well reappear on the horizon if we look for them. Lessons learned to sharpen our vision.
With these thoughts in mind, how moving it was to listen to the wise words of fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg as she recently addressed world leaders, corporate lobbyists and skeptics at the COP 24 in Katowice: Speech Greta “Whether you like it or not, change will happen”. It is the ultimate warning for all those who neglect global warming, neglect poverty, neglect human rights. ‘There is a crack in everything, that’s where the light comes in’. Young people see clearly that it is not up to someone else to take action. It is up to us and the time is now.
Aqua for All wishes to thank all our partners as we have worked intensively together over the last year to affect the urgently needed changes to accelerate access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. We all bring different skills and strengths to the table, and together we get somewhere. We had a great year as a team, supportive professionally as well as personally.
Our team is proud of our innovators devising new solutions to pave the way forward, and we are truly encouraged by the progress made in 2018. As more and more investors acknowledge the fact that financial return absolutely can be achieved while addressing social and environmental challenges, Aqua for All becomes energized to take on 2019 and shape the future we want to experience, together with you.
May the season bring you joy and meaning. We look forward to sharing a very Happy New Year with you all, leaving no one behind.
On behalf of the team,
Aqua for All management.