Water Shortage

986 Words May 7th, 2013 4 Pages
Water Shortage Water shortage problem is when humans or living creatures suffer from a scarcity of water another definition for water shortage is either the lack of enough water or lack of access to safe water and it happens because of the dreadful use of water and polluting rivers, oceans and lakes. Water is the reason for our existence; Water everywhere on the planet is a basic part of the global hydrologic cycle, it 's a finite resource. The amount of water supply in the global hydrologic cycle does not increase. Humans share the Earth with other creatures who also need water to live and survive, so water shortage is not only a problem for humans only but also against wildlife and nature. Many countries around the world are …show more content…
Pollution of water is either caused by people themselves; they throw garbage into fresh water resources making it unacceptable for drinking or in the developing countries, sewage is dumped into rivers which are sometimes considered as fresh water resources. A solution for water shortage had been discussed over the past years, many scientists and civil engineers used to have standard solutions for water scarcity by building more dams, desalination of seas and oceans ' water and building pipelines that bring water from humid areas to dry ones. These technological solutions weren 't very effective in fact the water demand increased and they are also very expensive in the ecological and economic environment. In my opinion, I think we should ask ourselves "how to decrease the demand on water?" instead of asking "how can we provide new water resources and supplies?" in order to achieve a response for water scarcity and try to save the water resources that we have left before it 's too late. There are many ways we can apply to decrease the water demand such as educating the society to change their behavior of consuming water, Improving the irrigation and agricultural behaviors, Recycling wastewater, putting an approximate price to water, developing efficient desalination plants, putting regulations and rules by the government to punish anyone who commits a crime against water, and finally controlling the population growth. In this
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