This water is not enough even to meet daily needs of mankind. According to World Health Organization, “a lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality today for one in three people around the world.” (2009) In the Middle East the situation is especially hard. This region is thought to be one of the droughtiest places in the world, most of it’s territory is deserted. Freshwater accounts to 1 percent of the world’s supplies, while the population comes to 5 percent. (Baroudy 2005, 15) And this problem seems to become worse day after day.
It isn’t just the people who are living in the desert that are feeling water stress but just about anywhere that has a large population. The Great Plains in the United States is about to face a crisis because the Ogallala aquifer it being used up at an alarming rate. Within twenty five years, if it is continued to be used at the current rate, it will gone which will devastate the six state... ... middle of paper ... ...ternationalwaterblog.org/blog/category/water-crisis/ Hadhazy, A. (2013). How Claifornia's New Water Loaws Inform the Coming National Crisis.
Water Benefits Health.com stated, “Forty percent of America’s rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming or aquatic life. Much of today’s water is dealing with water pollution. According to lenntech.com “Water pollution is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives (in) it” (“What is Water Pollution” 1). Water pollution is not only dangerous to humans but also very dangerous to our ecosystems. Fish, plants, water and other organisms are living in our ecosystems.
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