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.
"(Facts and Details). According to the World Bank two third of China 's population use water contaminated by human and industrial wastes and half of them use Hazardous drinking water (Facts and Details). Water pollution in China reduces the unadulterated water source, destroy the natural beauty, expanding the wellbeing issues and eventually crumple the economic system to create the living conditions more miserable. China is the world 's most populous nation that experiences water contamination. Around 70% of China 's rivers and lakes are polluted and they are risky for human contact.
This caused problems in farms as it meant that there was no water for livestock, causing a problem with food production. It also threatened the ecosystems and wildlife, especially those who live in the river. The drought also caused ships to be stranded and power shortages affected eastern and central China. In spite of the problems this dam causes, But Wang Hai who is the director of the transport division of the three gorges dam told China Daily that he does not accept the thought that the dam has caused water related problems and things could be a lot worse without the dam existing. Most people though, disagree and say that it is impossible that a huge dam wouldn’t have any impact on downstream.
China’s government is aware of the severity of these water shortages happening all over the country especially in northern China. In northern China, they do not have a dependable source of local water or clean water due to the excessive amount of pollution in the air. Just imagine how this affects the rest of China and around the world. According to Yong Jiang, China’s Water Scarcity, Yong states, “China’s water shortage is of global concern because China and the rest of the world are increasingly connected, both economically and environmentally” (2005). China, however, has shown interest and motivation to solve this detrimental problem by initiating a policy to advocate for a healthy environment.
As previously mentioned, food prices had deflated causing farmers to not be able to make a profit off of their land. Subsequently, they would not sell the crops that they produced, which was not a lot because along with the Great Depression the Dust Bowl was also taking place. The Dust Bowl was a massive drought in the middle portion of the country, while it did not affect Alabama where the story took place, it was a detriment to many families. As a consequence of the Dust Bowl many farms produced a small amount of crop, and it contributed to the money deflation of Great
Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution. The production of crops in residential areas are causing the Everglades to be drained and decreased in volume. The water flowing from the urban areas to the Everglades are polluting its waterways with pesticides and fertilizers which affect the biodiversity. If the water quality is higher today, then there will be a lower amount of species in the Florida
Scarcity of clean drinking water is a major symbol of poverty. Human beings particularly children lack health because of drinking unclean water. People depending on river water are not safe because rain water flash dirty material into rivers which leads to diseases. Both people from rural suffers from water problem, even much worse in urban squatters because of high population. Ndingaye (2010:19) states that lack of infrastructural development in rural areas and urban squatters is the major cause why people should drink unclean water which is harmful to their health.
Usually water pollution is caused by the waste from sewage, and factories. Water pollution is a serious problem for agriculture and food security, because to grow crops we need water, but when the water is polluted the crops die, or get infection. Here are some solutions to
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).