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Shortage of Water

  • Date Submitted: 11/08/2011 08:08 PM
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Water shortage and degradation is a growing concern for many countries including the United States. Drinking water protection is a big responsibility that involves government, business and individuals. Everyone has an important role in trying to protect the supply of water. Water is a vital necessity that all people need in order to survive. Without water, people could only go a few days to a few months before having serious health problems or even death. One of the major concerns regarding water is if there will be enough water for the demand within the next 25 to 50 years. With the help of agencies, scientists and experts, we as people may see that there will be a shortage of water in the years to come. Today in the world the leading cause of the water shortage is the rising demand for water for the industries and agriculture (George, 1). On the earth today there is no more freshwater than there was 2,000 years ago. Then the population was 3% of what it is today (Knight, 1). In 31 countries around the world that contains near a half a billion people face water shortage with the most severe being in the Middle East and Africa. By the year 2025 it is estimated that another 17 countries.

The first is delineation, which is the identifying the area of land in which water passes through to get to the drinking water intake. This is a process to protect individual underground sources of drinking water for different communities. The temporary cutbacks include: the reduction of system wide operating pressure and water use bans and restrictions (EPA, 2-3). Some researchers believe that also be the year 2025, 35 or 2. Many homes use water for other purposes such as bathing, cooking, cleaning when only a very small amount is actually used for drinking (EPA, 1)Many are looking for treatment or help. On average, one person uses about 100 gallons of water each day and a typical family about 350. China has a project going on that will contain these water routes from the...


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