The elixir of life, the liquid that sustains all forms of life on this planet. Water is the reason that Earth is called the ‘blue planet’. It not only covers the major part of this planet but as well as our body. Water is of major importance in all living things, in some organisms the 90% of the body weight comes from water, up to 60% of the human adult body is water. About 71% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. These include all the ponds, lakes, seas, oceans etc. But not all of these water resources can be used for consumption. Only 2.5 % is fresh water and can be consumed by humans.
The water demand has risen by more than double that of the rate of population growth in the last century. According to experts by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population is likely to experience the shortage of water. We have been seeing the glimpses of such crisis in the last few decades. If this continues, the water level will remain the same but none of it will be consumable by humans.
The water from the rivers is being used to generate hydro-electricity, thus building dams and reservoirs are increasing at a fast pace. This is not only the reason for water degradation, releasing the chemical waste is also one of the major factors but these are industrial factors. The biggest reason for such crisis is the wastage of water that is done by people.
We have been wasting water for a long period of time now like its coming from a never-ending source. We should take a step towards sustainable development, the water that we are wasting with such a carelessness is not only going to affect us in the coming future but will become a bane for the coming generations. Every big journey starts with a small step, we as a society should take a step forward for conserving fresh water. If all the people who live on this earth and call it home, take a pledge to save as much water they can then the estimation of the water shortage crisis can be avoided.
Taking small steps such as not leaving the taps flowing, utilising reaming waters in other works such as an unfinished glass of water can be utilised to pour the remaining water in flower pots, can be used to mop the floors and surfaces by adding disinfectants or store in jars and containers to drink later or pour it in the pet’s bowl. These wise methods are small steps towards a sustainable future, helping not only ourselves but our mother earth as well. Water conservation and preservation should be one the prime concerns in our daily life.
This should be taught to our kids, they should be taught to reuse the water as much as possible. They should be aware of the methods of water conservation and of the consequences of not preserving water. By taking these small steps we will be giving our future generations a lesson and a gift of life not a bane of barren lands and water shortage crisis.
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