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lack of clean water

Clean Water for All

I believe every being in the world is in need of clean water. Humans, animals and plants all need clean water to thrive. Our environment would be healthier and there would be less people dying of water born illnesses. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. This problem is mostly located in Africa. The country it's mostly located is Kenya.
(Water Project, 2006).

In the world there is 800 million people who do not have clean water to drink. In the US we have the most access to clean water. With this problem at hand there are some initiatives that we can participate in to assist in this crucial problem. One of the things that we can do is get involved with the clean and safe water acts. We can also spend less time wasting water in our communities. (long showers, excessive watering of our yards, leaky toilets, running the dishwasher when it is not full, taking a bath instead of a shower).

(Goldman, 1994)


Problems

Metals- metals pollutants are one of the main reason why we don't have a lot of clean water in are world. Some metals are arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.

Diseases in the water- 40% of rivers and lakes are not safe enough to fish or swim in.
Most diseases come from fish and plants dieing in the water.

Country's need more clean water- Women from other countries spend many hours a day collecting water to provide for their families and .

Chemicals- chemical pollutants in our water kills a lot of animals and plants. Some of the chemicals are household cleaners, lawn fertilizers, and huge run offs of nutrients that kill are lakes.

Amount of people without clean water- nearly 1 billion people lack clean water. 3x more people lack clean water then the u.s itself. 3.4 million people die each year from a water related disease.

(The Chewonki Foundation, 2013)

water project/global solution

you can donate 20-500$ to the water project which that money is used to build clean water wells in Africa.
(The Water Project, 2013)

individual Solution

Here are some things that we can do to assist with some local water saving strategies. Avoiding long showers, excessive watering of our yards, leaky toilets not being fixed, running the dishwasher when it is not full, taking a bath instead of a shower and taking your car through the car wash.

(Water.org, 2013)

work cited

"The Chewonki Foundation." The Chewonki Foundation. Web. 15 Jan. 2013.

Goldman, Linda. Cleaning up Our Water. Chicago: Childrens, 1994. Print.

"Water.org." Waterorg. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. <http://water.org/>

"We Provide Clean, Safe Water to Those Who Suffer Needlessly without It By..." The Water Project.. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.