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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

There are no passengers
on Spaceship Earth. 
We are all crew.

Marshall McLuhan, 1964

It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent, but the one most
responsive to change.

Charles Darwin



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Our One Biosphere is virtually encompassed by fresh and salt water.
Water is widely distributed on our One Biosphere as freshwater and salt water in the oceans. Our One Biosphere is known as the blue planet because, when seen from outer space, it expresses a blue color. The blue color is produced by reflection off the oceans which comprise over 70% of the surface of our One Biosphere.
On our One Biosphere, roughly 97% is salt water and  3% is fresh water. In terms of fresh water, less than 0.5% is in liquid form on the earth’s surface.  The inner layers of our biosphere contain approximately 5 times more water than our biosphere’s surface waters, including all oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.
Lakes, rivers, wetland, streams and groundwater flow throughout our biosphere’s land masses. Water is essential for the growing of food, maintaining industry, recreation and transportation and providing hydration for living organisms, including ourselves.  Water ecosystems provide habitats for plants, fish, animals and a variety of aquatic creatures.
At the same time, in order to ensure that water ecosystems maintain viability and that the supply of fresh water, we must meet myriad challenges, including water consumption, pollution, water exports, climate change and diversion of water runoff sources.
One Biosphere believes that the protection of water ecosystems is critical to maintain water resources for human survival and to preserve the biodiversity in our biosphere.
One Biosphere works with groups and communities to protect important watersheds throughout North America.
State laws throughout states in the U.S. must ensure that sufficient water remains in rivers and streams in order to maintain healthy water ecosystems for fish and other aquatic life as well as for human needs and outdoor recreation.
Enforcing the federal Clean Water Act and the Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, which are important components of environmental law-making, is essential to protect our biosphere’s aquatic biomes.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement policies include an Action Plan which describes how the EPA will manage water pollution challenges caused by numerous, diffused sources, including:

Important objectives of the Action Plan include:

The Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), commonly known as the Magnuson–Stevens Act, is the primary law administering marine fisheries management in federal waters.
The MFCMA was passed in order to promote the U.S. fishing industry's self-sustaining exploitation of coastal fisheries by unifying control over territorial waters and establishing 8 regional councils to manage fisheries.  The act has been amended multiple times due to persistent overfishing. The revision in 2007 included several objectives:




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