Life as we know it
Why without water, it wouldn't exist
Water! Why it's so important.
- Well for one, water has a reputation as a powerful solvent. This derives from its particular electromagnetic and chemical qualities which allows it to break down substances into their constituent parts and absorb energy vibrations
- Healthy fresh water carries nutrients, dissolved salts, minerals, and trace elements. Our bodies depend on water as a catalyst (in our blood), as a transport system, to maintain our body temperatures, and to supply nutrients and electrical impulses.
- Water is also pretty good!
Luckily for people in the U.S. a lot of money was paid to ensure our water quality is very good and to make water sources more available! Did you know that people can survive more than a month without food but only a few days without water? With all of this being said, we need to protect and care for out water. Our survival depends on it!
Water pollution can easily be defined as the addition of harmful chemicals to natural water.
Unfortunately, not every country has the ability to produce clean water sources for their citizens.
- The largest sources of water pollution in India is from untreated sewage and agricultural construction.
- In fact, eighty percent of sewage in India is untreated and flows directly into the nation's rivers, polluting the main sources of drinking water.
- Major sources of water pollution in this country include Chemical factories, drug manufactures, fertilizer makers, tanneries, and paper mills.
- China has some of the world's worst water pollution and seventy percent of rivers and lakes are seriously polluted.
- 84% of the population does not have access to clean , safe water.
- A lack of technology, contamination of water, and a reliance on rainfall for drinking water contribute to the water crisis in Cambodia.
What are the solutions?
- There needs to be some sort of program where people get educated on water pollution and the possible consequences of it.
- There need to be laws set in place for littering near the water sources.
- Money should be set aside by the government to help clean up major water sources
- People need to donate to help make water sources in poorer countries cleaner.
Remember, fresh water is essential to life. It is terrible that there are people who actually have to live without this vital source.