Water pollution is the leading cause of death b. Viruses/ Diseases c. Not pure/ Contains chemicals IV. Worsens living conditions a. Food chain/ Food supply b. Unable to drink clean water or attend polluted beaches c. Oil spills V. Solutions/ Conclusion a. Recycle b. Conserve water c. Don’t litter d. Prevent oil leaks Water pollution is one of the main concerns of the environment.
Aside from facing a poor education system, and a lack of access to health, Yemen faces a much more detrimental cause. BBC states, “Yemen is facing a severe water crisis with some estimates suggesting the capital, Sana’a, could run dry in 10 years” (2013). Water scarcity is a lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within its region, along with a lack of safe and clean drinking water. It is one of the world’s prominent issues affecting about more than 1.1 million people globally. Yemen’s History and the Environmental Issue Yemen, officially known now as “The Republic of Yemen,” is an Arab country located in the Middle East, taking up the southwestern to southern part of the Arabian Peninsula.
While analyzing the health conditions we can learn about the causes of the sicknesses found in this country and relate it to situations mentioned in the class read “Behind the Beautiful Forever’s” as a first hand information on the sanitation on slums. In reference to “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” Kathrine Boo shares with the world her experiences in the highly unsanitary Mumbai Slum of Annawadi. Many of her experiences involved scavengers or “trash pickers” and their lack of access to hygienic resources provided by the government. Life to these people is affected by the sewage lake on the slum border. To these people “Sewage and sickness looked like life” (Boo 5).
Introduction According to Australian social work (2013) water and food insecurity is the shortage\overuse of water & food, it consists of critical elements, scarcity, availability, distribution, development etc. According to PLOS one (2016) Over 650 million people worldwide lack access to safe water and food supplies, monitoring and evaluation is being done to overcome the situation. Key points According to Social work and social policy practice (2013) water scarcity occurs when so much water is withdrawn from lakes, rivers or groundwater that supplies can no longer adequately satisfy all human and ecosystem requirements, resulting in more competition among potential users, such as primary and secondary industries, household consumers and
Human health Problems Water security encompasses providing proper water for everyone and if not done properly can cause many health issues. Many communities still have to boil their water before they can drink it (Saskatchewan eco network n.p.). Boil advisories mean that there are unacceptable levels of disease causing bacteria, viruses or parasites In the water system either in the source or from the system itself (Hc-sc.gc.ca 2014). Health of Canada is significantly affected by accessibility to clean and safe water (Flowcanada.org 2014). Its estimated that unsafe drinking water causes 40000 illnesses and 90 deaths every year (Flowcanada.org 2014).
One billion people suffer from lack of a clean water supply. Two and a half billion do not have adequate sanitation services in their homes or around them. Rivers and streams that may have once provided a water source have now been contaminated and are no longer useful for drinking or cooking with. Most of the time people are forced to drink brackish or arsenic contaminated water. Millions of people in Bangladesh and India drink water with arsenic in it everyday.
Many of those needs must remain not met due to poverty. The issue of global poverty is important and must be addressed due to the severe and diminishing effect on the quality of life of those who must live with it. Those suffering under the weight of extreme poverty often have no access to healthcare, sanitation, or shelter (Aubin 2013). Among the 1.9 billion children in the developing world, where the majority of poverty is concentrated, there are 640 million without shelter, 270 without access to healthcare services and 400 million without access to clean water. These conditions often lead to the premature deaths of children.