Around 70% of China 's rivers and lakes are polluted and they are risky for human contact. Health concerns have been evoked as it has been demonstrated that water contamination causes gsotraintentianl and different sorts of cancers (The Diplomat). There are some
Northern China faces serious water shortage, where water resources have been overexploited for a long time, rivers became dried, the underground water was over exploited, and the river ecology and environment became deteriorated (Lu et al，2014; Deng & Zhao, 2014). The water scarcity is partly because of the falling supply, but even more because of the rising water demand from different sectors. Since agriculture is the main
Overuse by the land-owners along the system was recognised as a primary cause of a shortage of water. Severe drought and major flooding also had an extreme environmental impact on the Murray-Darling system. The massive overuse of water in conjunction with the severe impact of climate and environmental conditions led to the major disruption of the natural flow of the system and water production. The limitations of state-based legislation were quickly made apparent as states struggled immensely to regulate water use and create solutions to the ongoing water crisis due to the respective legislation only having jurisdiction in one state. A federal level response to the crisis was required and thus the Water Act 2007 (Cth)
David Biello states that “leaks from badly cased wells contaminated drinking water wells—and one even exploded” which shows that when things are not done properly problems can occur (Scientific American). Since fracking fluid is made up of a high percentage of water, contains many harmful chemicals, and this creates
“Maquiladoras”: Environmental Health Injustice in the U.S-Mexico Border in the Last Decade Social injustice refers to a social unequal distribution of the environmental risks. In our U.S-Mexico region we can find many of them; poor communities, environmental hazards, high rates of chronic diseases and lack of affordable care. All of them coexist and make our border region a big environmental health injustice. Our region is also suffering from a big problem of structural violence which is a term use to describe a form of violence where some social structure may harm people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs. In this case, such structural violence is reflected in the poverty, marginalization and unhealthy situation of factory
Nations in the Middle East have an increasing population that is demanding more and more water every day. Water that the countries don't have, and is water that is being misused and wrongly administered by the government. In Gaza what's called a "hydrological nightmare," seawater intrusion and the leakage of sewage has made 95 percent of the coastal aquifer unfit for human consumption. (Pipes, 2015, p. 1). We can see how bad decisions made by countries have caused them to carve their own grave.
(2004) The Drinking water is unsatisfactory to human consumption because the inadequate maintenance and chemicals added have an adverse effect. The chemicals also lead to health problems, and illness. In Michigan there are many cities, each one of those cities no matter how small or large they are each has an annual water report. This annual report tells you how the water source is being cleaned, how polluted it is, If there is any boiling effects, or witch cities have
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.
Industrial and capital hubs in developing countries are similarly characterized by multiple urban sprawls, informal settlements and overcrowding. The local governments or municipalities in many developing countries are highly challenged by mainly poor or weak policy and legislative provisions to regulate and enforce waste management guidelines. They also lack adequate funding and the correct capacity in terms of waste management personnel. All these challenges lead to situations where these local authorities are failing to take effective decisions with regards to solid waste management. It is worth noting that the decisions which municipalities are facing in terms of managing solid waste are not only difficult and capital intensive but they impact greatly on the natural environment as well as on social lives of people, therefore solutions to this issue are a matter of
While the quality of water is important for many individuals, wasting water in the matter they do can seem like a major crime. The Congressional Digest also says that fracking is a huge waste of water, and is one of the biggest wastes of water around. Millions of gallons of water are dumped into the soil to pop up these natural gases, and its no longer useful once it comes back. In fact the water that goes down into these holes, does come back up, however once it comes back up with the gas and oil, it is no longer the water we thought it was. The “flow back” or water that returns to the surface, does not always come back up,“…less than 30 percent to more than 70 percent of the original fracture fluid volume” is brought back up, and is rendered unusable (Congressional Digest).