FRESH WATER IS THE SOUL OF THE GLOBE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT IT.
Water is life. It is a necessity. Sole factor that acts as a support system for the whole range of activities on the planet.
It is only the existence of fresh water that makes advancement a reality..!
But, fresh water can never be a reality in the absence of healthy planet – and all human activities indicate that healthy planet is in peril.
WHY IS FRESH WATER IMPORTANT?
Energy to Fuel Growth:
The Green Revolution has been a great source that helped in keeping the Planet Safe. If any person is reading this on an electronic device, then they ought to thank Water for this. Water is necessary for energy extraction and production. It is a must in generation of Hydropower, acts as a cooling instrument for power plants and also the factor that helps biofuels to grow. Water leads our lives.
Food We Eat:
A very large section of the total Fresh Water i.e. 70% is utilized for Agriculture. There are Freshwater Fishes and various species that survive only in Fresh Water. And it is important to note that it is a part of diet for certain sections of society. It is quite obvious that those fishes and other species would die and people too might starve.
Joy and Inspiration:
Fresh Water is a source of Energy. It helps us renew physically as well as spiritually. The water in pools is where we swim whereas the water in ponds and lakes is where we go fishing. It is in its best form, roaring like a lion at a beach, where we sit and gaze at it. Feel really amazed at its beauty. Moreover, used as a major ingredient in various spiritual rituals. The mesmerizing experiences at the beach or in a pool or enjoying the first rains makes it evident that Water is a source of Happiness.
Water We Drink:
It is possible for an average person to go for weeks without food but in case of water, it is possible to survive only for 3 days. Despite this, only 1% of Fresh water on the Planet is readily available for Human Consumption. It becomes our responsibility to protect the water reservoirs, lakes or any water pit as they are the source of our survival.
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?
The climatic changes influence the supply of Fresh Water as well its flow on the Planet. According to a survey, due to reduced rainfall in the Mediterranean Region, lives of 1 billion people living in these regions is endangered due to scarcity of water.
Forests are Nature’s Batteries. Only the forests can help in easy functioning for providing water. The forests are similar to reservoirs where storing, capturing and purifying of Water can be done. Almost 1/3rd of world’s largest cities receive a notable portion of the drinking water from the forest protected areas.
Limits to Water Supplies
With the increase in Population, there is an increasing demand for Fresh Water. Numerous Water Systems charge exorbitant tax rates and some of them have already shattered. According to a survey, in a decade of two, our planet’s need for water will be high but we will run out of the reliable sources that provide water by 40%.
The more the population, higher Pollution. Due to human activities, the lakes, oceans, streams are being hampered thereby leaving the water polluted which cannot be useful for consumption. Already a very high % of the overall Water supply is being polluted by factories that dump their waste in water, and other human activities.