Protecting Our Water Resources

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In today's society water is like a survival kit in which it is one of the most important resources for the environment and people. Water resources can be used in the working environment, agricultural surroundings and in one's household. Humans also rely on water resources to drink and stay health because it is so pure and full of nutrition. The United States Geological survey (2010) shows the percentage of water resource use throughout the United States in the year 2000 such as, Livestock 1%, Public Supply 13%, Aquaculture 1%, Irrigation (an artificial application of water to the soil 40%, Industrial 5%, Electric Power 48%, Domestic (self-supplied) 1%, thermoelectric power 39% and Mining 1%.The example above proves that water resources are used for many reasons and people cannot live without it in life. I would first like to explain why it is important to protect the water resources along with the prevention of over excessive water use and why water could become unavailable. A human's health is important in which water is a vital resource that humans need to live; however there are many water issues that the environment and human faced such as water stress. Many times the environment and the people may need a large amount of water, therefore water stress takes place because of the high demand of water. As time passes people may use too much of the available amounts of water in which the change in the climate can decrease the fresh water supply (Dhar & Mazumdar, 2009). When the population becomes overpopulated the scarcity of water becomes an issue therefore water conservation may become a problem. The rapid growth of the population could leave a large amount in the water scarcity (Sawin, 2003). Pipe netw... ... middle of paper ... ...gen being the first, water than food. Humans can go up from 30-40 days without food, but without water we only can survive for a couple of days; however water is the main essential resources therefore without it the nonliving and living factors will not survive (Lenntech, 2009). Everyday life would not be the same without fresh water, which is a renewable resource. Society has to put a stop to these issues and prevent water loss from happening in the future. I believe that action plans should be enforced, strategies should be put to use, time management should be applied and issues should be solved. It may be impossible to pinpoint the issues that cause the loss of water resources; however there are many ways to prevent these issues from occurring with the help of global awareness on the importance of preserving water and avoiding the loss of the water resources.

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