Finishes such as flame retardants, adding softeners for a luxurious handfeel, dyeing, printing, add value to the textile. Unfortunately vast amounts of chemicals and water are used during the various processes. The contaminated water is then released into ground, rivers and seas. Water is just one of the natural resources that are heavily polluted by the textile industry but it affects the ecosystem in a negative way. High water consumption Water is quickly becoming a scarce resource in certain countries.
The desalination process requires the use of a lot more natural resources and what is left creates a never ending cycle of issues to the environment, the economy, our health and local ecosystems. Unfortunately, countries that cannot afford to pay for the high costs of desalination plants have to search for a cheaper alternative to help them meet their water needs as desalination plants cost millions of dollars to build and maintain. The construction of desalination plants and its function has an overall negative effect on the environment since it harms the biodiversity of the nearby ecosystems through the desalination process. As a result, fishermen will have a hard time looking for seafood as plants and animals are sucked up by desalination
LITERATURE REVIEW What is water pollution? As the country is becoming more and more populated, the demands for social services have increased significantly. This has led to an increase of the pollution in many developing towns such as Ga-kgapane. The most disturbing and problematic forms of pollution in Ga-kgapane is the pollution of the natural streams. Water pollution is when there is a build of one or more substances in water to such an extent that it causes problems for animals or plants.
Although the economy has been developing, the quality of water in Tianjin is decreased year by year. Because of water pollution is getting worse; I have to install a household water purification system, to ensure the domestic water could be used safely. Meanwhile, water must be boiled because this process can ensure the water is harmless to the body. Water pollution not only increased my living costs but also caused a waste of energy.
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).
Where there is water, there is life. Water is not only essential for creatures to live on this planet, but also very significant to the economic development of households, communities and nations. Water shortage is worldwide problem. How to utilize water resource sustainably has become one of the foci for the whole society. 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).
Water shortage is nothing new for the world. Thirty percent of clear water is groundwater, when groundwater is polluted, we may experience a large loss of clear water supply. At that time, the problem of water scarcity become more obvious. Aquatic organism may also suffer from the water contamination. Heavy metals may causes death to some species, and unexpected nutrients may lead to an unbalanced situation for
Dennis B. Blanton describes how causing more and more freshwater is becoming brackish causing fresh water to become scarce. To be able to get drinking water, the colonists dug wells across the land. However, the wells became vulnerable to drought and salt water intrusion. He also talks about how the transition affects the water. Due to the saltwater transition, and the filth within the water, the water was the reason for many diseases.
Globalization and Public Health It is apparent that the flow of people, food, and manufactured goods can have many negative impacts on public health worldwide. The spread of infectious diseases such as the West Nile Virus and H1N1 – better known as the “swine flu” – have shown us that this ease of transport comes with a price. However, it is difficult to say if we should take measures to reduce the exchanges that have brought our world closer and closer together. We have grown so used to having things so connected and available that reducing this would regress the world as we know it. While there may be less and far slower spreads of the disease, I believe that one way or another, it would still happen.
Pollution of industrial water caused by the discharge of harmful chemicals and substances into water, making it unsuitable for consumption and for other purposes. Although 70% of the land is covered with water, so water bodies such as lakes, ponds, rivers, reservoirs and watercourses provide us with fresh water, keep it clean, it is a matter of survival, not only for people, but also for all other life forms. Since the industrial revolution, we have achieved many things; our manufacturing process to become more efficient and productive, science has become more sophisticated, and our lives have changed. But perhaps nothing comes without a price. All the progress and development seen in past centuries have also brought with them a wide range of problems; water pollution is one of them.
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.