Donna Harmon Professor Wilkins-Luton English 101 30 May 2017 Water Works by Cynthia Barnett Water is one of the most precious resources, which support the life of almost everything in the world. Indeed, the world is covered by 75% water, but most of this water is not suitable for human consumption or use. On the same note, the world has been increasing its consumption of water due to the increasing population, leading to increased demands. The increased water consumption, which has been a result of high population, is worrying because the matter may lead to massive water shortages in the future.
THE WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SECRET TO: POTUS FROM: APSNA DATE: 10/25/2014 RE: WATER CRISIS UPDATE Summary Mr. President, The world’s supply of water is in steep decline as more and more is being used each year by more and more people around the globe. Currently, 800 million people do not have access to a drinking source. At the current rate, 1.8 billion people could be living in areas of absolute water scarcity by 2025.
The Effects of Water Scarcity on Agriculture How Much is Consumed Without water, the lives of millions of children, and adults, are at risk. For children under five, water-and-sanitation diseases are one of the leading causes of death , along with malnutrition.  Unfortunately, studies show that in 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be water stressed.  If this proves to be correct, then will two-thirds of the world’s population be hungry? We use so much water to produce even the simplest of agriculture. It takes 2,000 to 5,000 liters of water to make food for just one person, not to mention that humans need to drink 2.5 liters of water daily. 
Alex Wiley GEO1110 Geology Mrs. Ma 2 February 2017 Future Water Supply The water supply on earth plays a huge role in daily lives. You need to have clean water to drink, do laundry and water your garden. Since water is necessary, the future water supply is very important for
We usually associate water shortages with a lack of drinking water, but global water scarcity has a critical impact on food security. Agriculture consumes more water than any other source. Climate change is altering patterns of weather around the world, causing shortages and droughts in some areas and floods in others. Water is key to food security. Crops and livestock need water to grow. Agriculture requires large quantities of water for irrigation and various production processes. Water scarcity may limit food production and supply, putting pressure on food prices and increasing countries’ dependence on food imports
The earth’s population is over 7 billion and growing. This has caused many people to question the provisions that will be provided in the future for the coming generations because of the overconsumption of individuals. The earth is already struggling to sustain its natural resources for the vast majority of people living here, so bringing more children will cause extra strain on trying to preserve them. Water is an example of a
Will the world run out of food by? 2050: The world will run out of food in 2050 if we keep living the way we are now. These concerns are mainly due to things like climate change, rise in population and the amount of water use in our daily lives. This
By 2040, the global population is estimated to be over 9 billion people (“World Population”). This should be a startling fact when considering the limited and relatively small percentage of freshwater sources. According to the United Nations there is technically enough freshwater sources to support a global population of 7 billion (“Water Scarcity”), but still due to water waste, mismanagement, and lack of infrastructure, 663 million (1 out of 10) people lack access to safe drinking water sources, not to mention people living in areas of physical water scarcity (“25 Years”). “Water scarcity already affects every continent” (“Water for Life”). Due to the dramatic increase in global population, rapid industrialization, and urbanization the importance, value, and demand of water has also increased. (Gnaneswar Gude) As reported by the United Nations, just in the last century alone, water usage has grown more than twice the rate of population growth (“Water for Life”). By 2025, nearly 2 billion people will be living in regions with absolute water scarcity (“Water for
Water scarcity is a problem and will be a larger problem in the future . As the earth warms , regions currently receive an adequate supply of rain . The change
Water issues are big concern for every living thing on the planet. As the worlds population grows and the demand of products increase, industries are growing too. This demand on the worlds recourses especially water is becoming an issue. Around two percent of the worlds water is drinkable with much being locked up in glaciers. Moving water to places in need is a common practice, but this dose not make more drinking water. While salt water is easily accessible we can not consume it. The water must be processed with the salt being removed.
Water is the main source of life on the Earth. It is vital for normal existence and functioning of organisms. Earth is sometimes called “water planet.” But, in fact, the number of freshwater is limited. “Only about 2 percent of the planet's water is fresh.” (How much water is there on Earth?) This water is not enough even to meet daily needs of mankind. According to World Health Organization, “a lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality today for one in three people around the world.” (2009) In the Middle East the situation is especially hard. This region is thought to be one of the droughtiest places in the world, most of it’s territory is deserted. Freshwater accounts to 1 percent of the world’s supplies, while the population comes
In this present world, some emerging issues should be taken in consideration for future planning as these issues are going to increase day by day in near future. These most important issues are: rising population, increasing urbanization, growth in development and climate change. According to United Nations Department of Economy And Social Affairs (UNDESA), the projected increase of global water
Wastewater Treatment It is hard to imagine that the planet earth could possibly be experiencing an epic crisis of water deficiency. The earth is made up of 75 percent water. Why, if water is in such abundance, is it such a precious commodity? Some countries have begun to ration water, while
India’s agricultural sector currently uses about 90% of total water resources. Irrigated agriculture has been fundamental to economic development, but unfortunately caused groundwater depletion. Due to water pollution in rivers, India draws 80% of its irrigation water from groundwater. As water scarcity becomes a bigger and bigger problem, rural and farming areas will most likely be hit the hardest. Thus far, food security has been one of the highest priorities for politicians, and the
2. Fertilizers given to plants are not in proportion and well proficient. The area of agriculture uses 83% of existing freshwater resources globally, and this percentage will continue to be dominant in water consumption because of population growth and increased food demand. There is