Great reflection. I was struck by this comment-
” we must educate the general population about how climate change affects water quality”
One of the challenges I struggle with as an educator is “how do we get the attention of people who are more focused on Kim Kardashian than the water they drink?” It’s a HUGE challenge.
As you noted in your response, we can make small changes, even in our front yards that gradually change our relationship to water. I occasionally see small indications that more people are paying more attention. It helps me keep going!