The Importance Of Water Supply In California

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California is known to have one of the biggest water supply systems. A combination of more than 1,000 reservoirs, groundwater basins, and local and regional water systems. California relies on systems for water storage and delivery systems to supply for cities, farms, businesses and the environment.
Americans use over 4 million gallons of water each day. The water is transported through the "Water Transport Process". This includes all parts of the water infrastructure that move water from one place to another. According to Mitchell Spearrin, "Pumping power is required both to overcome gravity for elevation change and to overcome friction in water piping. The energy costs depends heavily on the distance and topography between
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Many other people are forced to cut back on water but for different reasons. It 's the term known as water poor and water rich. Different countries are faced with bigger problems than having to cut back because of the drought. Water is the most valuable commodity and as population increases in some places water ability decreases. Some of the top four places of water rich are Brazil, Russia, Canada, and US. While some of the water poor places are Kuwait, Barabdos, Antigua, and Central Africa. Over 76 percent of woman and children in water poor places have to carry the water they collect to their houses. While in water rich places over 50% of water is lost to in situations such as leaks used in irrigation. Some causes of water poverty are because one of the most critical needs in the fight against poverty…show more content…
The increase of population cannot keep up with the amount of water distributed. Some causes of water poverty are deaths from diseases caused by dirty water which are preventable. Although, lack of access to clean water continues to complicate life for people in poverty. At least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with fesses. Water is a basic human right. According to the UNCIR In 2010, the United Nations
General Assembly recognized that water and sanitation should be a human right. "Water as a human right is as much about the quality, making sure that the water is clean and does not get people sick from drinking it." Even though The Universal Declaration of Human Rights doesn 't state it exactly other rights could not be enforced such as the "right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being" According UDHR, "much of the $135 billion that the world’s most developed countries spent on official aid in 2014 may not have ended up helping the poor." While according to Watering Malawi, "About one third of people without access to an improved water source live on less than $1 a day. More than two thirds of people without an

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