Water Resources

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  • Topic: Water resources, Water, Water crisis
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Introduction……………………………………………………………………..…………p2 What do we need water for………………………………………….………………p2 How much water do we use…………………………………………………………p2 What do we use water for…………………………………………….………………p2 Causes……………………………………………………………………………..……P3-4-5 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………..………p6 References……………………………………………………………………………..……p6

Water: Why is it the most precious resource and what can be done to preserve and conserve it?

Water is the world’s most precious recourse. We need water for everything. We need it to drink, to wash ourselves, to cook, to feed the plants in the garden and even some of our food lives in water. But we also need it for transport and recreation.

We use it to travel and at the same time for pleasure. We need water every second of the day. We all know the saying “keeping your head above water” which means that you are surviving, you have just enough to live, to get by. But what happens if there is no more water? In certain parts of the world water is already very scarce. Since many years this is a serious problem and it is not getting any better. But what happens if mankind doesn’t do anything about this and lets the situation escalate. How can we solve this problem, and what can we do to use less water?

Many years of research shows us that a human needs 50 liters of water a day to do everything: Cook, wash, drink, … The average American uses 329 liter water a day and a European uses 122 liter water a day, while in some parts of Africa and Asia they only use 20 liters a day per person.

The water crisis has a great impact on the world. And the main problem is that there is too much contaminated and not safe water. People get sick or die because of this. But also animals and food need clean water! Everything is linked to water. According to the article by Peter Gleick , “…more than one billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water...and adequate sanitation”

But how can we conserve and protect our water supply? Water conservation is a big thing, but if everyone does a little bit, at the end the result will be worth working for. We all have to make a change in the way we live which will change the course of our water and it’s quality. It is a way of life, not something that you do for once and than never think about it again.

Water conservation means that you have to use water in a wise and responsible way. Since we all depend on water, we have to take responsibility to learn how to conserve water and how we have to keep it clean for ourselves and the next generation. Water conservation is not a job that is just for the technician, soil scientist, hydrologist, forester, wildlife manager, plant scientist, city planner, park manager, farmer, rancher, or mine owner alone. It is a job for the every day person who just likes to have access to the life sustaining resource of water.

The world’s water supply is not endless. This means we have to start to take responsibility for it. Ninety-seven percent of all the water on earth is salt water, which we cannot drink. The other three percent of the water is fresh water, only one percent of that is suitable for drinking. The other 2 percent are ice caps and glaciers. But the problem with ice caps and glaciers is that they float in the sea, which is salt water. With 7 billion people all over the world, we have to live of the one percent of water that is available.. Since water is the foundation of food and life, we cannot live without water. Saving water now makes us preserve our environment.

Because we don’t save our water and waste it, less-developed countries hardly have enough water to survive. “…the average family in Sydney, Australia uses more than 1000 liters of water a day compares to 300 to 400 liters for an American, while some less-developed countries barely exceed a few liters a day.” Out of scientific research we can conclude that only 55% of all the water...
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