The Global Water Crisis

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Freshwater in the world makes up only a small portion of water on the planet. While the percentage of water in the world is nearly 70%, only 2.5% is consumable. Even further, only <1% is easily accessible to basic human needs. According to National Geographic, “by 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world's population living in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change.” With this current trend, water will become more immersed in environmental, economic, political, and social changes. Many of these in later years shall need to be addressed as tension rises:
 Saving and consumption of water
 Improving drinking water supply
 Increasing
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In developing countries, passing along technical information for maintaining pumps and sanitizing the local water supply will help not only relieve the burden of responsibility, but allow them to maintain a constant supply. Factories and cleaning facilities establish jobs and financial stability when in the right hands. Knowledge of finances and business will help establish revenue and economic stimulation, thus allowing for better technology for survival in the future. Technological innovations in developed and developing countries will allow war-ing states to have more access to water not previously known before. Over 260 river basins are shared by two or more countries. These areas not only cause a conflict of interest, but can affect the source as well. War pollution and use of water in machine production can cause a water source to become polluted and reduce its size greatly. Various solutions to these problems exist and implementing them is up to the people who will be affected by it. Each will be throughly discussed in this paper and find hopefully find an affordable solution that will benefit us generously now and for future generations to come. More than 6,000 people in our world die from water-related illnesses—nearly 2 million each year—and most of them are young children. These incidents are and can be entirely avoidable should solutions be thought of and enacted in a timely manner. Women are most

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