Thursday, April 14, 2011
Hold the ice!
In case you haven't noticed our population has tripled in the past century. This means those people need a renewable water source. Over the next 50 years the population will upsurge by 50%. This population growth will result in a demand for water and will have tremendous effects on our environment. One out of six people lack access to safe drinking water, in other words, 1.1 billion people, and more than two out of six lack sufficient sanitation (2.6 billion people.) Some 3,900 children die every day from water borne diseases. Water is life and is necessary for all ecosystems. Some ecosystems, for example wetlands, and forests have strong water retention capacities. The industrial age is progressing and population growth causes surfeit production.The amount of water used for industrial and agricultural development has a huge effect on the aquatic ecosystems and its life forms. Mother earths cycle has been disrupted and she cannot regulate herself. Correcting measures still can be taken to avoid a global water crisis. By increasing awareness that our resources are limited and we need to protect quantity and quality. This is how we can obtain safe water globally:
* guarantee the right to water;
* decentralize the responsibility for water;
* develop know-how at the local level;
* increase and improve financing;
* evaluate and monitor water resources.
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