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    without water.” (W.H. Auden). Have you ever wondered what it is like to wake up and have no water? That is exactly what China is going through. There are three main causes of China’s water scarcity crisis, population, pollution, and global warming. Of these, the biggest driver is pollution. One reason for China’s water shortage is global warming. Glaciers are shrinking 7% a year, and it is all because of global warming(Document A). If the glaciers keep melting, there will be no water…

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    Clean Water Inequality

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    This report’s main purpose is to analyse the strategies to improve clean water availability in African countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa geographically consist of all countries in Africa except Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, and Western Sahara. This region holds some of the greatest challenges regarding water scarcity and sanitation (WHO=UNICEF 2008 cited in Montgomery, Bartram & Elimelech 2009, p. 1018), moreover, there is very limited amount of…

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    Water is a transparent, odourless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen freezing at 30°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers etc; it contain 11188% of hydrogen and 88.812% of oxygen by weight. (Dictionary.com) The Earth is surrounded by 70% of water, however, that 70% is composed of salt water and fresh water. The salt water is made up of 97% and fresh water is 3%. 2% of the fresh water is frozen up in…

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    Sao Paulo Drought

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    Sao Paulo, a megacity located on the south-eastern Brazil has been facing an ongoing drought since February 2015 which has been said to be the worst drought the region has been facing in more than 80 years. Although Brazil contains 12% of world’s water, it has been suffering from a drought that has affected a large amount of people all around Sao Paulo and later Rio de Janerio followed by other regions of the country. The reason behind the drought occurring are understood from the anthropogenic…

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    availability of water resources through the planet, resulting in water-stressed regions. Therefore, water security has been increasingly approached in decision making processes on politics and, in order to adapt to this new reality, some measures must be taken on infrastructure such as the construction of pipe lines or the construction of desalination plants. Among these options, the desalination plant is the most questionable one because even with the ability of producing potable water…

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    In 1798, Thomas Malthus theorized that population growth was an impending danger that if not properly checked would result in an unfavorable outcome for human society. The main idea behind his theory was that the accelerated growth of the human population is unsustainable and that we are set to eventually outpace our ability to produce food, leading to a major catastrophe. Two hundred years later, Thomas Malthus’ theory fortunately has not come to fruition, however, it is still a major topic of…

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    without a lot of air. Breathable, inhalable air. Imagine whatever scenario you like; a radiated wasteland, an underwater research facility, a futuristic space ship, a groundbreaking colony on Mars. In this world, imagine that fresh air is both a scarcity and a commodity. Here it is treated like an item, a material good to be bought and sold as if it were an object. An item that with every tick of your heartbeat you need more of to replenish your life and sustain it, and now imagine that despite…

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    population will have significant impacts on the environment such as ecosystem deterioration, water scarcity, unhygienic sanitation and other resource depletion (Dixon 2011). Focus on the water issue, increasing in the number of population has…

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    snowpack, scarcity of rainfall, high temperature, and paucity of underground water. High temperature evaporates the snowpack and underground water, thus water decreases. River dries up and the water level continues to decline. The lawns are dry, and the cows and goats face for lack of grass to eat. People start to look for a new water resources, but there are property of underground water and unusual climate. What else can people do? People should start realizing the important of water and start…

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    Increasing water shortages caused by global warming have led to further declining hygiene and sanitation, a spread of water borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid and a rise in diarrheal and skin diseases and other water related conditions. The effects of food insecurity have been well documented in the developing world. It is well known that lack of nutrition at…

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