Author(s): Jörg Imberger
Linked Author(s): Jörg Imberger
Keywords: IAHR; Hydrolink; Sustainable Development Goals; SDG; SDG6; water; sustainable development; water action decade; 2030 Agenda; engineering; hydro-environment; Virtual Reality
Humans are without doubt the most invasive and destructive species on earth. Now that technology has given humans global, instantaneous reach and action using the internet, together with social media, humans are making non-holistic, irrational decisions that are having globally damaging impact on nature. It has become urgent to take stock and examine human behaviour and our relationship with nature. If humans continue in a business-as-usual mode, in global village setting without the individuals feeling the consequences of their actions then the rate of change has lost its brakes and life on this earth will become extremely stressful for humans resulting in possibly global warfare.