Water scarcity is a blight on communities, threatening the health of billions of people globally
So, why is water so scarce, and what can be done about it?
Firstly, do we believe in climate change, me personally yes, the evidence out there is way too one-sided not to conclude it’s with us, and in some areas tipping points have already been surpassed, never to return as to what was known as the norm, in those regions?
Intro: Without water, there can be no life.
Maybe in many parts of the world, we take fresh clean drinking water for granted, something we give little thought to, when we flick the tap on we just expect it to flow freely, with good quality, and plenty of it. What if one day this didn’t happen?
For instance, in these states in the US, it is fast becoming a reality.
What US states have no water, or running extremely low?
Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, and Nevada as well. These are some of the most mechanized in the US. It was also predicted Cape Town in South Africa was destined to run out of water in April 2021, this is one of the most advanced cities in the world.
Water can cause conflict
Well, this is an easy one, those who have it, and those who want it are willing to go to extreme lengths to get this precious resource.
Here is a fact I didn’t realise myself; water scarcity happens when usage outstrips supply. Approximately 70% of global clean water I used in feeding the agriculture, industrial technology comes in at 11%, with household uses come in at 11%.
Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment; have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it.
~ William Ashworth
According to Wikipedia:
“Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. It already affects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year. More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.”
Water scarcity is down to education, or lack of it?
We must gain the knowledge to help the fight against water scarcity, without knowledge how do we expect to move on with the change.
– Dave Plummer