The Importance Of Water

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Register to read the introduction… Developing countries like Africa and Bangladesh do not have clean, safe water at all, nor is it close to their homes. Travelling long distances and bringing back all the water they can carry if how many people in developing countries and especially dry areas get their water. But the water they travel so far to get is neither clean nor sanitary. The same people who live with no water live with no sanitation either.4 Most of their waste ends up in the waterways and eventually consumed by those same people. Adequate distribution of water access and sanitation in many countries mirrors the distribution of wealth. 4 The Millennium Development Goals measured water availability on a country by country basis; the target for water will be missed by 234 million people and off track in 55 countries. 4 They also measure sanitation availability the same way and found that the sanitation target will be missed by 430 million people, with 74 countries off track. 4 These areas of interest are so far off track that it will take millions and in some locations billions of dollars to get them back on track. In some locations there is only water supplied to half the …show more content…
Annually 3.4 million people, most of which are children, die from water-related diseases across the world.7 In developing countries 97 % of water distribution is managed by the public sector, which contributes to the distribution problems and the lack of water throughout the country. 5 Government officials of countries that lack an efficient water sector should put forth money to get companies started and able them to build facilities to clean and distribute drinking water throughout the country. This action would benefit the health and well-being of the citizens that live there. Developing countries that have water resources with private investments are able to give more people access to water than in those without such investments.5 Water privatization would save these lives; clean, safe and available water would decrease the transfer of water-borne disease. Government officials need to step in and ban together to make sure everyone in every country has to accessibility to clean, safe drinking …show more content…
It is important that government official’s ban together to make sure that every person on earth has available, clean and safe water to consume. In the US this is not so much of an issue of accessible water as it is in developing countries. The US needs to take back control of their water sector and away from private companies. Developing countries need to bring in private corporations that have the financial ability to build structures and lay pipes in the locations that do not have them to give every person access to clean, safe water at a reasonable price to the consumer. Water privatization is a good thing in certain areas, like ones that can’t afford to do it themselves. In other areas where money isn’t the issue, water sector should be run by the people. Water should not be a privilege, it should be a human right supplied to every person in this world at a reasonable

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