Water Conservation Essay
That is why authorities around the world have stepped in to introduce water conservation policies.
With the significance of how water is heavily depended upon for everyday use, we cannot allow this renewable resource to deplete to a stage where it becomes unhealthy causing water shortages. Water shortages occur due to two main factors, the increase in population and climate change.
The world's population, at nearly 6 billion, is growing by about 80 million people each year. This number implies an increased demand for freshwater of about 64 billion cubic metres a year (Hinrichsen et al, 1997). Not forgetting the small percentage of fresh water available, an increase in population would definitely cause an increase in the demand for water making water scarcity …show more content…
Through various campaigns in which the Public Utilities Board in Singapore where we reside in, has introduced. One of which is the 10 litre challenge where it challenges homes to take up 7 good water saving habits in the household where everyone as an individual can help to be a part of water conservation and showed the different other steps the government has taken through desalination of sea water, reverse osmosis of waste water, investing in increasing the areas of storm water collection and reservoirs, providing incentives to companies who adopt water conservation with the Water Efficiency