Neglect of water catchment areas through deforestation and mining has also caused water shortage.They have also stepped up efforts to promote environmental conservation through tree planting, investing on renewable energy and safe disposal of waste (“Global Water Shortage Looms In New Century” 1).Indications from statistics show that global water shortage is looming.At this rate and expected increase in population to 9 billion, developed countries must find ways of addressing global water shortage.“Water Shortage!” theeconomiccollapseblog.com.
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.. Water shortages can also be intensified by the unequal distribution of available water over time and space.Other processes which causes water shortage includes; the cultivation of thirsty crops; pollution by agro-chemicals, and lastly wasteful field application methods.This will ensure that water shortage is cut down, by some extent, since unequal distribution of water normally leads to this menace.In addition, water shortages will lead to a serious food shortage, which will lead to increased infant mortality, as well as decreased life expectancy for population-condensed areas.In many cases, it is always challenging to pin point the main cause of water shortage.
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One main cause of water shortage is mismanagement of water resources.Having discussed the causes of water shortage and degradation, this essay will continue to discuss two main effects of water shortage and degradation in relation to international security and to people’s health in developing and developed countries.One main effect of water shortage is that it causes regional conflicts for water resources.This essay will discuss two main causes of water shortage and water degradation and their effects on people and international security.Water degradation affects people by causing health problems, and water shortage affects international security by causing regional controversies and conflicts.
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However, the problem of water shortage is rather different in both developed and developing countries.This problem also includes difficulties with organized water regulatio... ... middle of paper ... ...na’s Water Shortage Could Shake Water Food Security.This essay will firstly discuss the problem of water shortage on examples of developed and developing countries and include the diversification of the same issue in the different parts of the world.Wide and inefficient use of water resources can lead to irreversible consequences, such as water shortage.Addressing China’s Water Scarcity: A Synthesis of Recommendations for Selected Water Resource Management Issues.
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There are many ways in which water is wasted and these include letting water run within households when it is not in use, lack of water recycling and lack of water harvesting among other means.Although most of the earth’s surface is covered with water, water shortage is a serious threat to the survival of humanity at present and in future.Water pollution occurs through discharging waste into water sources while contamination of ground water sources occurs after the use of certain chemicals including fertilizers which contaminate ground water after use, making such water toxic to humans.Since water infrastructure and resource has generally remained constant over the years, population growth rate strains the water resource and creates a sh...
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It can be effective to increase consciousness among all people regarding age towards the seriousness of water shortage and the benefit of saving water.Water shortage that resulted in water rationing does not happen in a single day.One of the causes that result in water rationing is the growing water shortage in the growing demand resulting from the population increase.Another recommendation for water shortage is desalinization.As during water shortage, water is very limited.
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One way of doing this is to extract more water from original water resources.For instance, in Canada, water shortage causes lower lake levels.From the outset, water shortage is not a regional issue anymore.Water shortage will not only lead to starvation, but also hinder economic development as almost all economic activities are dependent on water .It has been estimated that water shortage in terms of aquifer over pumping is 160 billion tons annually in India, China, the United States, North Africa, and Saudi Arabia.
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The causes of not protecting will be very dire because, water like most things on this planet isn’t endless.According to CQ Researcher’s Cooper “More than a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water and their numbers are growing”(Water Shortage).People are already using fifty four percent of all the freshwater available on this planet (Cooper, Water Shortages).We must conserve the drops of precious water we have and protect it, because at the end of the day we can’t afford not to protect it.Water is the most important resource on our planet.
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Meanwhile with a development economy, there will be rise in demand for water by industries, which may lead to the scarcity of fresh water for consumers, farmers and also workers.When the demand for clean water of fauna and flora increase, the amount of water exist in their habitats will be no longer enough so they will die.Many countries in the world have wondered about the causes of clean water shortage, and many researchers are studying it.When water price is increased, citizens will reduce their usage of water themselves.There are three main causes of clean water scarcity in the world: the weakness in industrial wastewater management that cause water pollution, the using of water in the unreasonable ways and the lack of civic awarenes...
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Water shortage in a community can bring about problems related to sanitation and health.Water shortage is evident when people have to walk a long way to get water, or when they have to queue up to get it.The quality of water that people get may be poor.They get their water from springs, rivers, wells and rain.Factories need more water to use in manufacturing more goods.
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The rapid population growth of the country increases the stress on the water resources by increasing the production of desalinated water which results costly and decreases the production of ground water.The UAE water shortage problem has several solutions.Al Mubarak: The Issue of Water Scarcity and Water Security is Only Getting More Urgent.Oil Rich But Water Scarce UAE in Grave Danger of Losing It’s Water Resources in Just 50 Years.Also, until all the undergoing projects are not completed and the availability of water is not ensured by the government: the threat of water ending in the next 50 years is not removed, the government should install meters at all the consumer points to keep a check on the amount of water being utilized and ch...
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The solution to the looming water shortages in Illinois were first geared towards increasing the number of water supplies in the state by digging more wells and aquifers.More than thirty one countries are currently facing dire water shortages.To address the issue of water shortages the city has focused on implementing measures that will reduce water use for the growing population.In the Chicago area, similar to other parts of the continent, awareness on the looming water crisis as experienced by other states in the south has resulted in local and state officials implementing measures that will allow conservation of the fresh water supplies and ensure that water is more efficiently used by the residents (Zuckerman & Jefferson, 64).Res...
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In the case of Coca-Cola’s Water Neutrality Initiative found in Lawrence and Weber (2011), TCCC was presented with a major public issue in 2003 when India activists pointed a finger at the company, accusing it of causing water shortage among many of the communities in which factories are located as well as having high levels of pesticide residue in Coca-Cola products.When TCCC was faced with the public issue of water shortage and pesticide residue, proper steps were taken to assure company stakeholders that their concerns were heard and efforts put forth to resolve what could have otherwise been a major setback for the company.Primary stakeholders, or those that are directly engaged with TCCC, include the customer due to the pesticide is...
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In the area of water management -it is known that water quality deteriorates due to repeated use, no serious attention has been paid to the qualitative aspect of water resources.The United Nations World Water Development Report 2, 2006^ “Public Services”, Gapminder video^ Fredrik Segerfeldt (2005), “Private Water Saves Lives”, Financial Times 25 August^ David Zetland, “Running Out of Water”^ David Zetland, “Water Crisis”^ WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (2008), Progress in Drinking-water .(MDG Assessment Report 2008) p. 25^ Updated Numbers: WHO-UNICEF JMP Report 2008^ Water is Life – Groundwater drawdown^ WaterPartners International: Learn about the Water Crisis^ All About: Water and Health, CNN, ...
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Currently California is facing a water shortage.Building rain catchers along highways and in farms so farmers could keep there own water and use there own water would also decrease the use of water that California provides.Many agencies have been acquired to find possible solutions to the water shortage, the Department of Water Resources has been directed to find solutions to the problem as well as asking people to conserve water.Building more desalination plants will create more water for a small amount of people and possibly stop some of the water shortages.This year to date more than $300 million has been lost due to the water shortages.
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In this case, the Malaysian government increases the budget to help to resolve the water shortage problem in Selangor.In this subtopic, we are going to discuss about the problem that faced by the society such as lack of water for personal consumption; Malaysia suffer from malnutrition, dehydration when undergoes scarcity of water.Moreover, this water crisis incident happens because Malaysian citizen does not know how to appreciate the value of water supply.The price of water supply in Malaysia is very low and because of this, most of the people do not know how much water they are using until they receive their monthly bill and the water bill is just a small part of the bill.In this case, the Malaysian government increases the budget to h...
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There is another way to tackle water shortage and pollution.Therefore, it was awarded many global water awards among these years, and this can surely tackle the problem of water shortage without polluting.Nonetheless, the problem of water shortages still exists.First, it can solve the problem of water shortage.The water crisis is branched out as two sections, namely water shortage and water pollution.
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It is expected in future that a large number of countries facing water shortage due to exceeding demand of water.(Water Politics, 2008) As shortage of water increases by time to time, many countries of the world try to prevent this shortage by making laws and strategies for efficient use of water in house holds and industrial sectors.The shortage of water may arises political conflicts among countries, the example is India and Pakistan, both of them uses 2 or more than 2 rivers the India have advantage of having the upstream water of all the major rivers which flow towards Pakistan.(Mideast faces fresh water crisis, By Staff Writer on Sunday, March 16, 2008) Another major cause of shrinking water supply is water pollution; it becomes a m...
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It has been suggested that water suitable for industry and agriculture could be provided by treating sewage.Many villages have no piped water supply.All living things on Earth need fresh water in order to survive But human beings become ill and may even die if they cannot get pure or clean and are forced to drink polluted water.b) Fresh Water Supplies In Urban Areas .Possible solutions for shortage of water in Pakistan .
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People living in water-stressed regions must make painful decisions about using water for personal consumption, agriculture, or industry.It’s needless to say that water is crucial for all life on earth.The effects of water shortages in the last decade.The 2009 World Water Development report revealed that nearly half of the global population will be living in regions of high water stress by 2030. .Also, it will make a projection of what could be the impact of the water shortages in the near future and will examine how devastating the need for drinking water could become if certain measures for retaining it are taken very soon.
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The issue about infrequent rains and water shortage is only a piece of the larger picture.This is great way to improve the resilience of communities to environmental hazards as these scientific and technological gadgets allow for the gather of data and prediction of the outcomes of droughts in order to organize a plan that counters the hanging consequences that may arise from the occurrence of droughts in areas of the nation.During this process, the community should be able to enhance their resilience to the effects of droughts, such as the control and storage of water supply, also including financial contributions from the members of the community to provide for water purifying facilities that recycle unclean water, etc.Science and Tech...
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Furthermore, low soil fertility can also lead to drought stress (Lal, & Soil & Water Conservation Society, 1999, p. 51).Factors including population, poverty, climate change, drought, increase in food and oil prices, shortage of cropland and low soil fertility paralyze the capacity of countries to resolve the problem of food shortage.Poor people lack access to food, water, and other basic needs.These key drivers of food shortage have caused and further worsened one or the other factors, thus hastening the increase the incidences of food shortage all around the globe.Drought also affects the supply of water, which is very fundamental for the “stability of global food production.
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We all should think about this problem and make our future better.First, Resources Shortages are food, water, oil and gas, and forest....lso can fix .Now, we all know that The Effect of Global Overpopulation causes a multiplicity of different issues like Resource Shortages, Overcrowding and Personal Freedoms, and social problems.... middle of paper ... .
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Considering water shortage concerns about 80 countries and has caused some serious results in many places, the water shortage phenomenon is becoming a serious global problem that affects people’s daily life and hindered the social development.This technology give human beings an new option to solve water shortage problem.Comparing with these traditional options, the desalination technology does not need natural fresh water resources, desalination equipment can produce fresh water from seawater.For example, China’s water resources are uneven distributed and many places in northern China are facing the water shortage problem.Water is so important for human beings, therefore, we have already developed many kinds of water supply systems.
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It also acts as an incubator enabling the farmer to adjust the atmosphere as required by the plants, also pipe irrigation system is used which helps in saving water.The figures show a substantial increase in imports of vegetable products for country with shortages of water and land available for cultivation.Therefore the government is focusing on tunnel farming and other techniques of water efficient farming in UAE.The shortage in the supply of agricultural products will eventually lead to a food inflation in UAE by the year 2013, to control inflation in agricultural products the government has come up with strategies to increase agriculture by using latest techniques to produce more by using less water.One of the most important techniqu...
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In short, the hydrologic cycle generally keeps the flow and storage of water in a natural state of balance.The hydrologic cycle or the water cycle is basically the incessant and continuous flow and movement of water, beneath, above, and on the Earth’s surface (Encyclopedia of Earth, 2007).The first process is condensation which occurs when the water vapor transforms into water droplets in the air thereby producing clouds.One example is sublimation which is the direct transformation of solid water, such as ice and snow, into water vapor without passing through the liquid state (Encyclopedia of the Earth, 2007).There will also be shortages in water supply as people highly depend on the water that comes from oceans, seas, and lakes.
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The origin of water usage comes as a result of water shortage in many parts of the world.L, (2006), world water day: a billion people worldwide lack safe drink water.Conclusion It is advisable to use water in a good manner because water is scarce.This is because people use a lot of water in irrigation instead of implementing ways that will use little water.For communities that use every drop of water wisely ended up having more resources indirect, for instance when you use water for irrigation wisely then you will be able to cultivate more areas and improve your end results.It is worth to note that water nowadays have become a gold which need to be handled with care.
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With Abu Dhabi Emirates current Annual water use twenty six times larger than its annually renewable natural water resources, there is an urgent need for implementation of programmes and projects to improve water management and rationalize water use in all sectors.This is the main problem that UAE government facing today having water shortage.The data was followed by statistical view according to the percentage of water resources and also the percentage of water that they consume.But they have some process that they planning so that they can protect the groundwater and helps in reducing the water shortage problems.That’s why UAE rely in some water sources like desalination of sea water, Groundwater, Surface water and treatment of water.<...
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The United Nations has classified our planet as being in the midst of a global “water crisis.” Global water supply and shortages are becoming an incredibly real and serious issue, and planning for the future is key to preventing population decline due to a lack of safe drinking water.This one percent of the Earth’s water supply is expected to sustain a population of over 7 billion people, each needing 2.6 liters a day to remain fully healthy, plus all of the water required for agriculture and industry.These water desalination plants, however, are not a viable option to carry us in to the future due to their potentially harmful impacts and expenses.Many of the world’s fresh water sources are running dry or are being contaminated, particu...
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When he ran out of water we started buying bottled water imported from Male’.” Kaleyfaan agreed, saying although water was supplied to the islands from Male’, it was necessary to seek a long-term solution such the installation of a desalination plant on every island.The shortage of potable water on some islands in the Maldives has been described as “serious” by the national disaster management centre (NDMC).In [the capital] Male, 100 per cent of the population has access to piped desalinated water.[… ] Almost 100 per cent of islanders use rainwater as the main source of drinking and cooking water.
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