So plentiful, in fact, that almost every single person in the country takes it for granted. On average, the U.S uses 15-30 gallons of water every time a shower is taken, 35-50 gallons every time a bath is taken, 4-7 gallons every time a toilet is flushed, and 1 gallon every time someone brushes their teeth. (U.S Environmental Protection Agency 2). These statistics are not only embarrassing but outrageous when compared to the amount of children who die every day because a lack of clean water. In the United States, water costs 2 cents per gallon on average and is readily available and inexpensive throughout the entire country in seconds or minutes primarily by tap, bottles, or wells.
Clean water, something many can just go to their kitchen faucet for in the United Stated but in countless countries this is not the case. Pollution, over-population, and poverty, “the three P’s” are just some of the reasons that access to clean water is not available moreover without proper knowledge and medical treatment this atrocity has become systemic. Lurking in want can posse as clean water parasites, e-coli, and dysentery to name a few can lay waiting for an unsuspecting victim. As light is shed on this global epidemic more aid pours in, along with organizations dedicated to helping theses forgotten, a fight for the forgotten. With the help of nurses and commonly used nursing practices the belief is that illness due to knowledge deficit
The human species since the dawn of time has possessed the ability to overcome and adapt to numerous challenges. However, when it pertains to Mother Nature’s droughts which impact surface and groundwater supplies for mortal consumption all sensible rational and problem solving skills fall to the wayside. The challenge of water scarcity must be met with methodical scientific thought and firm governing of how it will be shared to ensure clean, consumable drinking water for all.
2% of earth’s fresh water is frozen in ice caps; and, only 1% of earth’s fresh water is available to consume. 2. Unfortunately for our planet, supplies of water are running dry at an alarming rate. The world’s population continues to soar; but, that rise in numbers has not been matched by an increase in supplies of fresh water. Let’s talk about what is going on around the world; I will mention to you just a few major cities, and show you how they are dealing with water shortage.
From: Mr.Jazayeripour the manager of Mojave Desert community to: The California Environmental Protection Agency Water is one of the necessary sources for organisms to survive in many ways. and did you know that (The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day. allaboutwater.org-water.facts ) Mojave river, colorado river and underground water are the main sources of water for animals, plants, residential, industrial and agricultural uses. ground-water depletion is primarily causes by sustained groundwater pumping.
Has the lack of water supply affected your life in the past three years? California has been in a drought recently, and there has been a great decrease in citizen water possession. The state should regulate water usage because people are using too much water, and it is affecting other people.
While it 's hard to put yourself in the shoes of an african kid struggling to find water, water scarcity is a problem that affects everyone even in the United States. The many threats the Colorado River faces led American Rivers to designate the Colorado River as “America 's most Endangered River” in 2013. “Any new diversion from the Colorado River system, whether from the Green River in Wyoming, the Yampa or the Colorado can no longer be a reliable source of water for the growing Front Range. There simply isn’t enough water left without further crippling both the West Slope and Colorado’s ability to meet downstream obligations we agreed to back in 1922, in the Colorado River Compact.” (Ken Neubecker)
People in this society believes every statement that is said by an important person true. In California, new reports has claimed California to be in a drought due to the waste of water. However, is California’s drought report an actual problem?
California needs a lot of water, since it is one of the top agricultural state. As, water accessibility states choices for “crops and irrigation” approaches. Since, most of the water that is utilized by agriculture goes to five main produces like:” alfalfa, cotton, rice, grapes, and irrigated pasture”. Most water is received from the Sacramento River, Colorado River, as the San Joaquin River. However, all these rivers carry a quite a lot of salt and with climate change happening is creating tings worst. Because is causing the water to evaporate quicker therefore, causing less water, since it is drying up the sea. Furthermore, this happening is also harming animals like the birds that migrate and if it dries up completely then can cause air
The local community does not care that dumping toxic waste, sewage, and runoffs affect marine life. People everywhere dispose of their toxic materials such as household, agriculture, and oil waste in the wrong way, and eventually it leads to pollution in the ocean.
1. Introduction Water is crucial to our survival! Water is one of the scarcest commodities in the world at the moment; some argue that it is scarcer than oil. Wars have been fought over oil; therefore a war over water is a very big possibility in the years to come on this planet. With the current growth of the world’s population and the increase in demand for water in the agricultural industry, the issue of water scarcity is very likely to get worse and worse (Gupta, 2016).
Due to a shortage of water in California, the governor has proposed a diversion system to move water from the Northern California to Southern California. As for this will probably help since there is more farming, and more climate changes in Northern California. This will make a big bad and good difference.
The California Water Wars involved Owen 's Valley and Los Angeles struggling with each other. Mulholland built a aqueduct, but where did the water come from? The water was provided from the Owen 's Lake. The farmers and ranchers of Owen 's Valley didn 't give up their water rights easily. Fred Eaton and William Mulholland both used lies and a series of trickery and strategies to convince the farmers to give their water to Los Angeles. But, when they found out they 've been lied to, they were outraged. Mulholland had easily taken their water and built a aqueduct, so the ranchers were angry. They were so outraged that they decided to blow up the aqueduct! Once they did, Mulholland was mad and starting being protective over the water he lied
"I got sick and tired of looking at what looked like a pile of hay,"(Cave) said one of the residents in California. This woman was talking about using a spray paint to color her front lawn green. She may find that the sprayed grass solves her problem in her own yard, but everyone in California knows that there is a much more overwhelming problem that must be handled. Since 2011, there has been a serious problem of water shortage in California. Because of climate changes heating up the Earth and people using an extraordinary amount of water, California has become one of the worst drought areas in the United States. According to the report from PNAS, about 58 million big trees are under threat of dying (Woollaston). Some homeowners cultivate
Stop Taking Clean Water for Granted Can you stop for a moment and think what would happen if we didn’t have water; clean water? It seems impossible, as we use water to drink, cook, clean, grow things, and for everything else in life. Unfortunately, because of the easy access to one of the most plentiful, and most valuable resources in the world, some people take water for granted. In contrast, other poor people live in places where the only easy way to get water is from a dirty irrigation ditch. Or their only source of water is backyard faucet shared by several homes.