Life as we know it

Why without water, it wouldn't exist

Water! Why it's so important.

Water is the essential component of all life. Don't believe me? Well wouldn't you think something that makes up 70% of the Earth's surface, 75% of the human body, and 90% of blood and sap is important? If that doesn't convince you, let me explain some of the wonderful benefits of water.

  • 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

Although some 750 million people around the world are subjected to water pollution, what exactly is it?
Water pollution can easily be defined as the addition of harmful chemicals to natural water.
Water Pollution Documentary

Who's suffering?

Unfortunately, not every country has the ability to produce clean water sources for their citizens.

India:
  • 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.


China:

  • 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.


Cambodia:

  • 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?

Because all three of these countries suffer from the same problem, i'll address them together.

  • 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.

You can donate to the website below that helps build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world.