Water For The Water Of Water

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Water is one of the world’s most precious resources, but only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. Even more astonishing only one percent is easily accessible due to the amounts frozen in glaciers (Schnoor). Water sustainability “could be defined as supplying or being supplied with water for life or, perhaps more precisely, as the continual supply of clean water for human uses and for other living things” (Schnoor). In third world countries such as India and China there has always been a struggle for the allocation of water. Who is entitled to the water, who needs it more, and where will the water come from? Asia obtains agricultural self-sufficiency by emptying rivers into irrigation canals, while on the other hand India’s farmlands are watered by plundering the countries underground water. Neither, are sufficient solutions that allow for the immortality of water for future generations to come. This excessive tapping into groundwater is wringing third world countries dry. As farmers take digging wells into their own hands there is no regulation on how deep or how many wells can be dug. On the other hand, in first world countries there is excess water in areas that is not being allocated to those in need. For a country to achieve water sustainability, it requires an entire country to cooperate. The government needs to provide knowledge to both urban and rural areas about the state of emergency their groundwater levels are in and how they can help alongside to prevent furthering the

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