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What is the global water crisis?

The water that we have now has been around for millions of years. It is a crisis because the population has been rapidly growing. Which means competition for clean water is becoming worse.

How is water used across the world?

Well first of all everyone uses water to drink because if we didn't then we would all die. Also in most places around the world we use water to clean dishes and wash clothes. Also bathing if we didn't have water I wouldn't say we cant bathe because we could probably find another substance to bathe in but we use water right now to bathe in. We also use water to brush our teeth. To water plants.

What is a waterborne disease?

Water-borne diseases are any illness caused by drinking water contaminated by human or animal feaces, which contain pathogenic microorganisms.

The full picture of water-associated diseases is complex for a number of reasons. Over the past decades. With the emergence of new water-related infection diseases and the re-emergence of ones already known. Data are available for some water-, sanitation- and hygiene-related diseases which include salmonellosis, cholera, shigellosis, but for others such malaria, schistosomiasis or the most modern infections such legionellosis or SARS CoV the analyses remain to be done.
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What are the effects of the water shortage?

The water shortage is the face that around one billion people in the developing people don't have acess to clean drinking water. It is limites t peoples potential especially in places like sub saharan africa. Especially women and girls. In some places they just cant get acess to clean water in other places it is just flat out dry. People are suffering because of the lack of clean water.

What can you do to help?

One way you can help is simply by wasting less water. Like talking faster showers, have less water in the bath. Also when you are brushing your dont keep the water on. When you start brushing turn the water off when your are done turn the water back on. Another way is by donating to one of the several companies that are already trying to do deal with this ongoing issue.

What specific waterbourne diseases are there?

Water bourne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food.Microorganisms causing diseases that characteristically are waterborne prominently include protozoa and bacteria, many of which are intestinal parasites, or invade the tissues or circulatory system through walls of the digestive tract.