Effects Of Water Scarcity

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In the paragraphs post ceding the entry, I will be touching on the issues of water scarcity both throughout the world as a whole, and the U.S. in particular. Various solutions have been proposed, but which will best suit the greater population. You can expect different opinions from different points of view, as well as my own. Toward the end of the twentieth century global warming, a surprising factor, began to warm the earth’s atmosphere at a high acceleration (Levin). Due to the fact that a warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor, the evaporation rates are much higher (Levin). Consequently, droughts are likely to strike even in places water is usually in abundance. The warming of the atmosphere can also cause the oceans to rise due …show more content…
Before, they were reliant on Malaysia to transport their water to Singapore (Chu). But, the residents of Singapore have accepted this change and agree that it is great for the nation to be self-reliant rather than depend on others (Chu). “Water is going to be the oil of the 21st century”, says Bill Cooper, the director of water research at the University of California Irvine. The World Health Organization states that one out of every eight people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water (Chu). Fairfax Water, which serves 1.7 million people located in North Virginia just outside of Washington D.C., has included purified sewage into their drinking water since the 1970’s (Chu). Just about 5 percent of the daily drinking water comes from purified sewage. Parts of Orange County, California, have been turning sewage water into clean drinking water since the 1970’s as well (Chu). Today, they supply one-fifth of the daily water demand of the 2.4 million people (Chu). Here 's what Takashi Asano has to say on wastewater reclamation: "I don 't really feel that I want to be the champion of drinking sewage water," says Asano, who won the Stockholm Water Prize, one of the industry 's highest awards, for his research on wastewater reclamation and reuse (Chu). "But something needs to be done, and this is one option." There are multiple sets in turning this “toilet …show more content…
The system is really effective in removing salts from water therefore making it drinkable (U.S.). The stations are both cheap and simple enough to build in remote places (U.S.). Current desalination stations are too expensive to run due to their high demand for energy (U.S.). So, this could solve problems for poor countries looking for clean

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