Water Conservation in the world

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According to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 2020 we will be facing a major water crisis worldwide. Water is a renewable, but limited resource. It can be recycled but not replaced. Consumption of global water has increased drastically since 1990, and many countries are reaching their limit of water supply ("The Global Water Situation"). World Bank reports that at least 80 countries now have a water shortage. It’s expected to get worse due to two significant problems that will effect our global water stability, population growth and groundwater depletion. Over the last century our population has grown from 1.7 billion to 6.6 billion. It is expected to increase by 45% in the next 30 years. Groundwater is a water reserve and is a nonrenewable source. With this huge spike in population and economic development we have had to rely on groundwater to support this growth. Unfortunately it is being consumed at an unsustainable rate (qtd. in Water Resources Research Center). Conserving our water will not only protect what water we have left, but it will prevent other major problems from occurring. With water shortage comes an agriculture crisis, power outages, environmental crisis, and a worldwide spread of disease. Water conservation is important to secure a long lasting future. Society needs to realize our water on earth is not an everlasting resource, and we each need to take action to conserve what we have. By doing something we can
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