The water crisis in the in the world, has become a serious public health issue. The problem is, the population has grown by three times in the past 20 years, and the population density is now more than the population of several metropolitan cities across the globe.
Water.org states that 785 M people don´t have safe water to drink and close to 144 M people depend on surface water for all their basic needs.
The issue of water supplies is also a public health concern, as the population is now growing gradually or slightly more daily, while the population density is already at the limit of what is sustainable. T
The water crisis is related to the increasing demand for fresh water, and the deterioration of the quality of the water supply as a result of the lack of water treatment and infrastructure.
The lack of water treatment facilities for sure. There are lots of water plants across the globe but the same treatment plants cant help us out anyways.
The situation is further complicated by frequent water shortages, such as the one in June 2015. People are using more water, and the water quality is dropping.
Treatment facilities are not sufficient, so the water is not safe for consumption. In addition, there is no storage capacity for the water, which means that the water is quickly lost.
The main problem is the increasing population growth, which is now putting a strain on the water supply. For example,the city of Abu Dhabi has long been considered a desert, but the area around the city has expanded.
The population of Abu Dhabi has doubled in the past 20 years, from 4.5 million to 6.5 million people, and this has resulted in a significant increase in the use of water.
The city is also responsible for the excessive use of water. The water used by the Abu Dhabi Municipality for domestic purposes is used in the construction and landscaping of residential buildings, as well as in the water supply system of the city.
This means that the water that is used to irrigate the agricultural areas, as well as in the residential areas, is also used for domestic purposes. In addition to the overuse of water, the city is also affected by the lack of infrastructure.
The government has also implemented a number of measures to address the water crisis. They have also asked the project developers to encourage local citizens to use less water, and to reduce their demand for the water supply.
The government is also encouraging the development of local water usage in residential areas, and is encouraging the development of solar water heating and desalination, which can provide water for domestic consumption.
The most sensitive and vulnerable people are those living in areas of low-income poverty and rural poverty. Their struggle in coping with water crisis is the most visible and the most alarming.
The reasons for this are the great amount of daily operations that they have to undertake to ensure their livelihood. Their labor is a burden on their families, and a lot of their income is spent for the maintenance of their livelihoods.
They feel the water crisis when they have to cultivate their lands and their fields, as they need to water the crops. We cannot imagine what hardship and hardship the poor are facing and how the poor are experiencing this crisis.
They are unable to purchase irrigation pumps, and most of the pumps they have cannot be connected to the distribution network. Some of them have to buy their water from municipalities.
The residents of the drought-prone areas in the state are adding paddy to the fields. Often they cannot afford to buy pumps. They also lack the time to keep diligent watch over the bore wells and other water sources. They are the people who are so deeply affected that they are unable to take up such a task.
The increased use of groundwater is largely the reason for this situation. In the initial stages of a drought, groundwater levels are relatively low and it will take some time to refill the aquifers, so it is not a total surprise for the people.
When the groundwater levels are low, the farmers are unable to provide enough water for the crops. Water seeps into the ground and is contaminated by the groundwater. As a result, even the water that is available is not sufficient.
The rate of infiltration and leakage of groundwater in the drought-prone areas is very much higher. The water that is available is salty and is not suitable for raising crops.
According to the data provided by Worldcounts we will run out of the fresh water supply within next 20 years. That´s to me is pretty frightening.
Its also a very good source to know on how many planets we need to fulfill our needs here on the earth. The best way to survive is to save more and use it more conservatively.
There are areas around the world who have scarcity of water. I am talking only about the drinking water. There is no water for these poor countries and with the introduction of COVID 19, its going to get worse.
Economies will crash and most of the governments will fight for the survival against this virus. But nobody is looking at what will happen to water resources around the world!
Governments across the globe have to make immediate preparations for the many water projects that will need to be conducted in the future.
The government needs to revise water taxation policies to allow farmers to pay for water and irrigation using their own resources.
The government should also implement education for everyone, including poor. This will ensure that the government is seen to have addressed the problem of water scarcity, which in turn will increase the resort to the water sector.
We use trillion litres of water everyday for our basic needs, factories and farming. And almost 70% of water is wasted and cant be used for drinking or other purposes.
The best way for this, is to increase number of water recycling plants in coming days. The more we have , the better it is for our generations.
Since the introduction of Covid 19, we have seen a dramatic shift of climate with pollution levels going down. Why did this happen? Because of lockdowns.
According to space research organizations , most of the ozone layers were filled and we have seen some major climate shifts across the globe.
During this time, the water from the rain might have gone to the places which were least expected. This is the best time to implement the harvesting techniques and conserve the water from rains where it was least expected.
Another best way to save water is off course , controlling the population. It would be difficult for different countries to implement it first but if we need better future with good amount of water, we need to take these steps.
Population control will reduce the water needs by some amount which can then be used or diverted towards to most needy people on the earth.
Population control will directly impact the level of pollution we are living in today. All the countries should have strict measures in coming years to control pollution.
This should be mostly monitored for the factories/businesses whose waste products are thrown into the rivers through illegal channels. It should help us live strong once again!
Aggressive Research and Development teams should be formed across the globe to have some common goals. For example, creating devices to transfer water from least needy to most scarce areas. This will have major boost for economies as more private firms would like to invest in these programs.
Although, these are just the suggestions the most important factor to survive from water crisis is our own will to do good for human being!
Sophia have studied at Medical University in Michigan and have good experience in the field of human behavior and psychiatry. She is also working as a researcher in well know medical industry.