The Population Reference Bureau ( Prb )

1143 WordsJun 7, 20155 Pages
With an ever-growing population, more water is demanded every single year. Every day I see multiple pregnant women, and I think to myself, what will the world be like in the future for all of these children? The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has an article on the growth of the world’s population and how it is growing faster than ever before. The PRB states, “The growth rate of 1.2 percent between 2000 and 2005, when applied to the world 's 6.5 billion population in 2005, yields an annual increase of about 78 million people.” (“Human Population:...”). This may not sound like a lot, but it equates to nearly 214,000 babies born globally each day. That’s an immense amount of people consuming clean water and causing more waste. Asia has held nearly sixty-percent of the world’s population since the 1800’s, and it is predicted to stay there through the year 2050 (“Human Population:...”). The largest birth rates are in less developed countries, especially Africa, and they are predicted to continue to grow. The undeveloped countries already have clean water shortage issues. As populations grow, better water management practices must be put into place. Well-developed countries are expected to stabilize their growth, but that could also mean water usage could stay the same. The underdeveloped countries will build more infrastructures and broaden their agriculture, but they must be shown how to do so efficiently the first time. Many of the water systems in developed countries are
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