Survey on Water Scarcity & Conservation

Topics: Earth, Water resources, Water Pages: 4 (1262 words) Published: July 25, 2012
Survey on Water Scarcity & Conservation

Water is becoming a limited natural resource in the world. In an article published on National Geographic website about “Fresh Water Crisis” [1] it has mentioned that out of the 70% of water which is covering the earth, only 2.5% is suitable for drinking and just 1% of fresh water is easily accessible. In the same article the author talks about how people are wasting this limited resource. The growing scarcity of water is due to the rapid growth of population, rising demand for food and cash crops, increasing urbanization and rising standard of living. On the other hand people are writing articles and papers about how to solve this scarcity issue and all the resources presented about conservation of water as a solution.

I have heard people talking about scarcity of water, but until the day I read the above-mentioned article [1] I didn’t realize it was this bad. In another article I read which was written by Michael Parfit, writer for National Geographic mentioned the following, “There is no water, there is no life.. We live by the grace of water.” She was talking about what will happen if the water scarcity problem was not solved. So there’s a need to make people aware of this matter. For a person like me I had this misconception, 70% of the earth is covered with water and therefore we don’t have to care about water scarcity this soon. I really suspect most of people are still thinking in the same manner. In this paper therefore I am going test on peoples opinion on water scarcity problem and what is there stand on going about solving it. I strongly believe that by taking the survey people will be more aware of the water scarcity issue and they will act accordingly.

I have prepared two versions (version 1 & 2) of the survey with two different pictures placed on top of the survey versions, thus to check if there is any significant change in the survey results. One picture was an illustration of how much...
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