India is known in the world as one of the biggest producers of water-intensive crops such as rice, sugarcane and wheat. According to a survey done by Grail Research, approximately 82% of total water is used for agricultural consumption and 90% of it is employed for irrigation of rice, wheat and sugarcane (Grail Research, LLC, 2009). There are several solutions which could lead to the decr... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Some Solutions. http://www.greenpacks.org/2008/10/14/drought-effects-on-the-environment-and-some-solutions (accessed October 29, 2010). Cherain, T., Unni, K., and Sophie, L. 2010.
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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.
Eradication of poverty tends to be the prime aims of governments worldwide. Lack of proper nutrition is a major cause contributing to poverty. Improving agricultural standards can help in producing more food and thus counter the lack of food factor. One way to improve agricultural standards is to develop the irrigation methods used. Irrigation is closely related to poverty.
Although the increase production of biofuels can further exacerbate already scarce water, sustainable energy produced from biomass has a great potential to use sources of water that are considered unsuitable for consumption. The sustainability of biofuel production through the use of marginal lands can be improved through the use of degraded water resources. Nitrate contaminated ground water, as well as other degraded water resources have the potential to be used for feed stock productivity . This can also lead to the restoration of contaminated water resources. Water is a finite resource that plays an important role in all aspects of human life.
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However, it has only 1% freshwater resources in the world. Jordan – one of the countries suffering from direct water deficiency, where the requirement exceeds natural delivery approximately on 175%, thus doing the country one from the best ten wat... ... middle of paper ... ...ody has to understand the importance of the water. Understand that water-is inalienable attribute of life, without which it is impossible to exist. If things will happen perfectly, then situation of water shortage will be decrease. Only, considering carefully and estimating force which water can, good health and peace of mind which quarantee.
Water is a bare necessity both for the survival of an individual and a nation. Freshwater scarcity has become a global concern as the projected worldwide demand on water exceeds supplies. Less developed countries in particular are currently suffering from severe water shortages and water contamination. "…half the population of our "civilized" world suffers today with water services inferior to those of the ancient Greeks and Romans…In many developing countries, cholera, dysentery, and other water related diseases are on the upswing." (Gleick,1999) Kenya, Africa is one such case.