UNDENIABLY, human race around the world is considerably dependent on the existence of water. As the proverb says, in small quantity can be a friend, when growing larger turns to be an enemy. It’s the parable given to the presence of water. Though their existence is very important, not all people on earth can really understand about their existence. Even in many parts of the world, human beings do not maximally make an effort in conserving water. Instead, many of them undermine it. Dense forests are cleared so that many springs ultimately dry up as well as a lot of water catchments are converted into housing complex and other facilities.
For the people of Bali, the presence of water is exceptionally important. Philosophy of Balinese human related to water is so sacred dan poses a life cycle having a significant meaning. Balinese Hindus worship Lord Vishnu, the personification of God as the ruler of all the water substances in the world. On that account, every single ritual held by the Balinese Hindus always use water. Each ritual procession is inseparable from the sprinkles of holy water.
Likewise, in the cultural activities, as a society remaining to show off the agrarian face, the existence of water is definitely important. How can rice flourish without water? How can subak as a customary institution recognized by the UNESCO remain sustainable without the presence of water?
Behind all of them, it should also be questioned the commitment of Balinese people to the existence of water today. To be honest, the catchment area begins to decrease, many forests have been cleared, springs begin to dry and the designation area begins to change. Green belts only leave the board signs. It is a concern that must be addressed together.
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