Every ninety seconds a child dies because they didn’t have clean water? There is about one trillion dollars needed to fix the water crisis and there is only about 8 billion dollars a year donated for this cause. In the world about two billion people depend on wells for their clean drinking water. Almost all women and children spend at least 6 hours a day getting water for their families. One out of every ten people don’t have clean water.
Many big lakes and rivers are being seriously polluted and half of the wetlands in the world are disappearing. Water Bourne diseases have been a leading source of death because 7 million people don’t have access to clean pure water. We need to conserve as much water as possible because there are thousands of people in the world that are dying of dehydration which is actually a major cause of illness in the world. My community is... ... middle of paper ... ... we all contribute in helping conserve water then we can make a huge difference for the environment. About 75 percent of water in Tampa bay is being used indoors.
These practices in water conservation will help people in the followings ways: internationally, socially, educationally, economically and environmentally. We live in a modern world yet there are still people who die from poor sanitation across the nation. The lack of not having good sanitation system like toilets and sewage leads millions of people to die from diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera (Leslie 1). Since the world population is growing so rapidly, this will lead to worse sanitation then it will conclude with more people dying from the lack of clean water (Leslie 1). These people who die every year need to have access to clean water, and their country needs to start taking advantage of their water and not let people die because of unnecessary causes.
Experts predict that if we do not take good care of our water resources, a huge water crisis is in the offing. Since life generally depends on water, it is imperative upon us to adopt solutions that will foster water conservation. Fresh water is a fixed natural resource (Gleick 3). This implies that the supply of fresh water we have in our hydrological cycle cannot go up. According to Barlow and Clarke, almost everything that is being done in the industrialized world has the potential of worsening the already existing fresh water crisis (206).
We can not afford this; water shortages already ravage the majority of the world: “If per-capita water consumption continues to rise at current rates, humans will take more than 90 percent of all available fresh water by 2025, leaving only 10 percent of the earth’s fresh water for all animals and plants on the planet” (Cooper, Water Shortage). Even the water that is available to humans is often not clean enough to safely drink: “Outbreaks of cholera and other waterborne diseases kill 10 million people each year” (Cooper, Water Quality). Cooper acknowledged that“1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water... ... middle of paper ... ...rectly or indirectly discharged into the River Ganga” (KUMAR 12). In the analysis of the water countless amounts of harmful bacteria were found among them; Salmonella Typhi which causes Typhoid fever in men, B subtilis which can contaminate wounds and, Clostridium perfringens the main bacteria behind gangrene and food poisoning (KUMAR 8).These harmful bacteria have claimed numerous lives and yet the river is still being used for drinking and bathing. .
Clean water is very important for life, and within this paper I will explain why we need it, how it can affect us, and what it will take to obtain clean water. Having clean water to drink means that water must have microbial, chemical and physical characteristics that meet WHO guidelines or national standards on drinking water quality. Around 780 million people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water (Millions Lack Safe Water). More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in developing countries.
This causes many deaths each year, including countless deaths of children; each year about 700,000 children die from unsafe sanitation and drinking situations which averages out to around 2,000 children a day. Within the United States alone forty-four percent of streams, sixty-four percent of lakes, and thirty percent of bays are not clean enough for everyday activities like, swimming, fishing, and drinking. A majority of this pollution is caused by contamination of the water through chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants humans introduce to it. Despite the fact that human existence depends on water, the main threat to the quality of it is the humans themselves. Human activity is the main source of pollution in the body of waters today.
Climate change is only one problem, though. Issues with sanitation and disease from unclean or unsuitable water have been a serious reality in recent years. It is estimated that a billion people in the world today do not have access to suitable drinking water, which kills 5,000 children due to diarrheal problems and also helps spread human diseases because no sanitation is available (McDermott 1). This factor has the ability to influence many others, particularly money. One major factor that bec... ... middle of paper ... ...?
McCarthy, author of “World Bank predicts water crisis,” states, “Today. one billion people living in the developing world have no access to safe, clean water. The result is that some 10 million ... ... middle of paper ... ... water but not all the water is clean or fresh. Almost all the water comes from oceans and those oceans feed some of the animals that we still have around today, but we have realized that we are running out of fresh water & we don't have a plan to get fresh water again, Thats why we need everyones help to understand what's really going on & that way we wont go thru bad things in the future like running out of fresh water. Another thing to keep in mind has to do with companies that own water because water should be free & not owned by someone and that way we have to buy water.
But some things are beyond their control, beyond there power or financial ability to replace or repair. The world’s drinking water supply is one of these without concern, without attention, without preventative maintenance and reclamation and if nothing is done about it, the worlds drinking water supply will not be able to support the needs of the future. Everyone needs to learn how to better manage and conserve the drinking water readily available to them because our traditional drinking water supplies such as: lakes, streams, and rivers are at risk. This is why water pollution prevention needs to be enforced even more because water is one of the most important resources the world as a whole has. It is so important that most living organisms depend on water for survival.