Water Scarcity Is An Essential Ingredient Of A Healthy Human Life

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The world is running out of water, 75% of the planet earth is covered with water out of that 97.5% is the ocean, 2.5% is freshwater but 70% of that is ice, 30% is groundwater and much of that is polluted. Which leaves only 1% safe water and out of that, 70% is used for irrigation, 22% for industry and 0.8% for domestic use that consists of basic tasks like sanitation, drinking etc (Heimbuch,2010). This issue is known as water scarcity it is the lack of sufficient water for daily needs, without water the humankind will die off eventually it is extremely important for survival. According to recent estimates from the International Water Clean “potable water is an essential ingredient of a healthy human life, but 1.2 billion people lack access to water” (Dailey, 2015). A total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year, this results in inadequate sanitation which impacts “2.4 billion people who are exposed to diseases, such as cholera and typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses” (Krchnk, 2015) . This also affects young children who are most susceptible to diseases “two million people, mostly children, die each year from diarrheal diseases alone” (Krchnk, 2015). This situation is exacerbating every year and due that millions of people are dying everyday due to lack of clean water. This paper will discuss the momentous of Global water crisis in context to its graveness, factors that contribute to this issue and solutions to prevent this…

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