summers are on and the problem of water is not new.
it’s one of the most under prioritized but over abused commodity. Water is central to our lives but has not been the central point of focus in our planning while we rapidly evolve into an urban society.
The world’s oldest civilization grew around the Indus and the Ganges and is still thriving. But not for long. Post-independence, due importance was given to harnessing the power of water by way of controlling and storing of water through large Dams. That was the need of the hour.
Though 70% of the earth is covered in water, only 2% of it is fresh. Further complicating the issue is that 1.6% of that freshwater is contained in glaciers and polar ice caps.
With the planets second largest population at 1.3 billion, and expectant growth to 1.7 billion by 2050, India finds itself unable to serve the vast majority of that populace with safe, clean water.
A few numbers from the World Bank highlight the plight the country is facing:
163 Million Indians lack access to safe drinking water
210 Million Indians lack access to improved sanitation
21% of communicable diseases are linked to unsafe water
500 children under the age of five die from diarrhea each day in India.
Now lets see the causes of scarcity
*Overuse of Water: It may be overused on people, animals, land, or any other number of things. It may also be used for recreational activities without any care about the effects that it may have on the world around them.
*Pollution of Water:
*Distance:There are a number of areas throughout the entire world that deal with water scarcity because they just aren’t close to anywhere that has water
Now talking about its consequences include
*Lack of Access to Drinking Water
*Lack of Education:Mainly, because those children are either too sick to go to school (which we will discuss below), or they are working to help get water to the home and the family.
*Poverty:All in all, people who are dealing with water scarcity are often stuck in poverty as well. These people are not able to get the resources that they need in order to be able to thrive, and instead are just barely surviving through these difficult times.
now if we know the causes and consequences lets talk about what could be our contribution in saving us and our planet as we are getting deeper and deeper into it day by day and no one knows what is going to happen after 20 30 years from now! so its time to get serious about it.
1. awareness is most important-By educating those who are not dealing with water scarcity, they can be in a position to help. Those who are dealing with it can get educated on how they can prevent the problem from becoming even worse in the future.
2.recycling of water-it not only saves water but also saves money.
3.Advance Technology Related to Water Conservation need to be used to save water to an extent.
4.farming practices need to be advanced-Farming and irrigation are often a huge culprit when it comes to water scarcity. Because of that, we need to improve practices so that we don’t use as much water and those who are using water are using it to its fullest potential.
5.proper sewage system-Clean drinking water starts with a good sewage system. Without proper sanitation, the water in an area becomes ridden with disease and any number of other problems.
6.Support Clean Water Initiatives-Consider donating to these organizations, either with your time, your skills, or your finances.
If we start to look at this issue as a whole, and we work hard to make sure that we are able to make a difference when it comes to this widespread issue, we’re going to be in a much better place to help people all over the world in preventing this issue from getting worse.
we have tried to demonstrate about our current scenerio so its up to you! you want our next generations to suffer for that mistake which they haven’t done or wanna gift them this precious resource?>