Could the world be imagined without water???
We cannot imagine a day without water then how could we imagine a life without water…
Water is the most important element of the environment/atmosphere/earth and is the best gift of God to the world. Water is considered as the most crucial element of not only the human life but of all the living being on the earth. For the sustainability of life, water is the basic requirement.
It keeps us alive. To maintain the temperature in our body and makes our body function we need water. Human body comprises of 75% of water and our brain is alone comprised of 85% of water. Not only humans but plants too need water for preparation of food and animals need water for the habitation purpose.
Availability of water resources
There is perception of humans that there is lots of water on earth because major of its portion looks blue. Earth has seventy percent water and thirty percent land out of which ninety seven percent cannot be used for daily purposes and the rest part of water is used for day to day purpose.
- Oceans- 96.5% (Salt Water)
- Saline water- 0.93%
- Ice caps and glacier- 1.76% out of which 70% is fresh water
- Fresh water- 3% out of which 0.75% is ground water and from it 30% is fresh and remaining is saline water.
There are endless uses of water in our day to day life and water completes the basic activities of humans like:
- Bathing and sanitation
- Washing clothes and utensils
- Industrial use
- Agriculture use
- Completion of plants and animals vegetation process
There is limited water availability on earth and we use water carelessly but the water is to be recycled to reduce the existed water scarcity.
It is the shortage or deficiency of water and its resources especially the fresh water. The major reason for water scarcity is the rapid growth of population in the world. There are other reasons too like water pollution (dumping industrial waste and chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers), irrigation activities (around 60% fresh water is wasted in agriculture activities), etc.
Water scarcity had affected the human life lavishly. There is loss of habitat, destruction of ecosystem and disappearance of the wetlands.
Solution to wastage of water
Water conservation could be done by anyone. It is that simple. There are some changes to be done at home and should be adapted world widely for better results like reduce the use of water, stop using of showers for bathing and promotion of usage of buckets; while washing clothes, utensils or brushing taps should be closed; use minimum water for flush; use underground water for harvesting; repair of the leakage of water pipelines; etc.
There are many solutions available to save water for future generation:
- Promotion of saving ground water
- Recycle the wasted water with the help of suge
- Water management
- Repair the water supply lines
- Water conservation
- Provide plastic free environment
So please don’t take water for granted….