INTRODUCTION Michael Garbachev, the ex-president of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, once said that ‘water has the power to move millions of people’. Earth has water everywhere on the surface, underground, and above the earth in the air. There is only 2.5 percent of fresh water share in total global water availability and it is only 1.2 percent of all fresh water. Why is water so important? The simple answer is Water is essential for meeting human needs and wants. It is used directly for drinking, sanitation, and food production, and only slightly less directly for economic production across a very broad range of sectors. It is thus a primary basis for sustaining human well-being for generations to come.. Dr. Bhumbla, a …show more content…
Non-renewable water resources are groundwater bodies (deep aquifers) that have a negligible rate of recharge. WATER RESOURCES IN UTTARAKHAND Uttarakhand is located between 28o43 ' –31o27 ' N latitudes and 77o34 '–81o02 ' E longitudes. Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India on 9 November 2000. The population of the state primarily depends on agriculture for livelihood; about 70% of the population is engaged in agriculture. Out of total reported area, only 14.02% is under cultivation. More than 55.0% of the cultivated land in the State is rain fed. The cropping intensity is 160.6%. The landholdings are small and scattered. The average land holding is around 0.68 ha (that too is divided into many patches) in the hills and 1.77 ha in the plains..Uttarakhand is basically a hilly district which has more than 65 percent area fall under the hilly area. In the Uttarakhand there is an old phrase that "Pahad ka Pani Aur Yaha Ki Jawani Kabhi Iske Kaam Nahi Aati Hai" means the youth and the water of hilly area never benefit its region. As we know water has the tendency to flow downward if there is no obstacle in its path. Land degradation is the foremost environmental problem affecting sustainable development worldwide. The mountain watersheds of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are repositories of rich biodiversity. But over the years these have become highly degraded. Uttarakhand State is well endowed with forest and water
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Water scarcity is an environmental problem that reaches around the globe. This lack of water is called the World Water Crisis. In the U.S, people are privileged enough to be able to use clean water for many things. However, the U.S is effected by water scarcity as well as countries who are underdeveloped and aren 't as privileged as we are. Only 2.5 percent of Earth 's water is fresh water, of which industrial uses account for 22 percent of available fresh water, domestic use requires only 8 percent, and the rest-over two-thirds of our demand-is used for agriculture. Water is said to be a right for all living things, however, many underdeveloped countries in the world, such as Ghana or Rajasthan, are victims of corporations who come
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Water is found everywhere on earth : from ice-covered lakes to tropical rains, yje surface of our planet is covered with almost three quarters of water. However, water is still one of the most precious resource for humanity : only 2.5% of water is pure. Water is therefore a renewable but no unlimited natural resource which is at the center of many debates : considered as the most sever threat in the world, water shortage crisis is spreading in the news. This essay will discuss the following : first, we will see how water is linked to everything; ten we will see that water crisis has a lot of repercussions on developing countries and their growth. Finally we will discuss
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Water is a very important commodity to live. Some people say it’s a right, but others at as if it’s a privilege, and as a result, people lack it. The human body is about sixty percent water, but in what I have seen just in my twenty years of life, people do not drink merely enough of it. Instead, water has been replaced as a go-to drink by things like milk, coffee, pop, or energy drinks, but natural energy lies in water. With water we can be more energized, awake, and of course, hydrated, which all together collaborate to help us flourish, stay healthy, and live long. It’s most of the earth’s surface, too; water’s all around us, but we neglect it and deny its crucial place in our health and humanity.
Water covers 70% of our planet, and it is easy to think that it will always be plentiful. However, freshwater, what we drink, bathe in, irrigate our farm fields with makes up only 3% of the world’s water, and two-thirds of that is stored in frozen glaciers or unavailable for our use. Many of the water systems that keep ecosystems thriving and feed a growing human population have become stressed. Rivers, lakes and aquifers are drying up or becoming too polluted to use. Already, 80 countries suffer from water shortages that threaten health and economies while 40 percent of the world—more than 2 billion people—does not have access to clean water or sanitation
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi said, “Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water” (Szent- Gyorgyi, n.d.). However, despite such insight, the human right to water continues to be a growing global discussion. Many argue that the right to water is not listed in the U.S Constitution and therefore is not recognized as a human right. Be that as it may, a majority of people argue that they are endowed with unalienable human rights, and water is a “basic human fundamental in pursuit of life, health, and livelihood” (“The Human Right to Water,” n.d.). In an effort to resolve this conflict, the “United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution affirming the right to safe and clean drinking water as a human right” (Palmer, 2016). The United Nations recognition of water being a basic right in pursuit of livelihood has helped establish international laws and declarations to encourage individual governments all over the world to meet the basic needs for water and sanitation for their people. Water is a sustainable life source that promotes the health of an individual and encourages economic growth. Therefore, water needs to be sufficient, safe, and accessible for every person.
Water is a vital part of life on Earth. It is also extremely important to the State of Michigan. There are numerous ways water affects Michigan. However one should know something first of Michigan. The word Michigan in the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamma is "large water." Michigan is the tenth most populated state, the capital of Michigan is Lansing. Also Michigan is the only state that has two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is in the shape of a mitten and that is where the capital can be found. The Upper Peninsula is connected to the Lower Peninsula by the Mackinac Bridge. Michigan is bordered by the Five Great Lakes. The Lakes are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.