Water Awareness Speech

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Year 12 English
Assessment Task 4
Living and working in the community. James Laolada

We can’t explain its taste, but we need it every day. We can’t describe its colour, but we see it every day. We use so much of it, yet there’s so little of it. Can anybody guess what it is? Its “water”, as many of you may already know its Water Awareness week. I am here to Increase public awareness and understanding of water issues and to encourage people to use water wisely.

Many people may be wondering why is water so essential in life, there’s an endless reasons for the importance of water. To say a few would be, 75% of human body is composed of water; we need water for our daily basis such as bath, and water is widely used agriculturally, economically and commercially. But the most important reason of all is that water is required for life to occur, biological evidence furthermore support that the first sign of life begins with water, no water equals no life. Water is also involved in many chemical reactions in our body, without it our body cannot function.

It may seem like there’s an endless sources of water since we’re surrounded by it every day, while in fact 97% of the water is saltwater from the oceans and 2% is icecaps. Of the remaining 1% fresh water, only a small percentage is accessible. And from what's accessible, 98% water is used for agriculture and industrial use. From those statistics it shows that there’s a limited resources of water, with the rapidly increasing rate of water usage globally we might run out of fresh water within the next few decades. With the limited amount of water available follows other issues one of the major concern in Australia is Drought, Daily telegraph mentioned that one third of NSW is now in drought. There has also been a decrease in annual rainfall in Australia, in 2000 it was approximately 700 mm and in 2009 it has decreased to 400 mm....
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