Friday, November 20, 2015

THE RISING PRESSURE OF GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES

Read http://www.nature.com/news/the-rising-pressure-of-global-water-shortages-1.16622



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What is the problem? What are some solutions?

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12 comments:

  1. A major problem in the world today is, what is going to happen to all of the fresh water? We are slowly drinking all of the fresh water and using it for agriculture. There are counties that get little to no water a year and those people end up dying of thirst. There needs to be a system to have more people stop consuming so much water and end up figuring out a way to use the water more wisely and more productively. If you are going to use a lot of water to make food then there has to be a vast majority of people eating it so it will not go to waste. An average U.S citizen more then triples the amount of water usage then the people in Africa that needs to slow start diminishing and change.

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  2. The problem that we collectively face today as a species is water shortages. Freshwater constitutes a very small percentage of total water on earth and that represents a major problem. Many countries such as Jordan and Israel which are in the driest dessert in the world have problems with water. One solution that has been presented is the use of desalinization plants. These are expensive though. Another solution is to limit consumption because people in the US use 15 times more water per day then someone in Jordan although Jordan is in much warmer and drier climate where the human body needs more water.

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  3. A problem that we face in our modern environment is the amount of fresh water we will have in the future. Compared to the amount of water in the world fresh water represents a small portion. A solution for countries that are dry and need a source for water would be a desalination plant. These plants are expensive however, it would be a great way to harness 99% of the worlds water. We could also limit the amount of water used per household because in the U.S the people use three times as much as any other country.

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  4. The problem is that world is starting to undergo a water problem. Water is starting to become less available and the problem is going to get a lot worse because the population is going to keep growing. Another problem is that people who live in areas where water is scarce may be more screwed because they population will continue to decrease and the amount of readily available water will decrease. Some solutions could be that people could share water. The water can be taken out of rivers and nearby bodies of water and shared among nearby states and countries. Harnessing ice bergs can also be used to conserve water. There are many things that can be done to slow down water loss and humans need to conserve water as much as possible.

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  5. The main issue that is brought up in this article is the rapidly decreasing amount of water and the vast amount of polluted water though out the world, which is causing many disagreements and deaths. This has been caused by demographic and economic practices. Around two million children under the age of 5 die from a lack of clean water to drink. It has affected stability between various countries, because various radical groups have enforced their power by cutting off water supplies to certain territories, creating tension between places. So, we should start by doing the best to not pollute water and also dispose of dirty water properly. Furthermore, countries should engage in Hydro-diplomacy, which is a shared management of water. This will allow for peace between countries that have been fighting over water issues.

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  6. The main issue that is brought up in this article is the rapidly decreasing amount of water and the vast amount of polluted water though out the world, which is causing many disagreements and deaths. This has been caused by demographic and economic practices. Around two million children under the age of 5 die from a lack of clean water to drink. It has affected stability between various countries, because various radical groups have enforced their power by cutting off water supplies to certain territories, creating tension between places. So, we should start by doing the best to not pollute water and also dispose of dirty water properly. Furthermore, countries should engage in Hydro-diplomacy, which is a shared management of water. This will allow for peace between countries that have been fighting over water issues.

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  7. The article talks mostly about how water is depleting, and the amount of pollution is in the water. The water has dried up in eastern basin of the Aral Sea. Also the article talks about how the water supply is decreasing all over the world and then the water will be used only for people who are wealthy and not for the poor.

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  8. The issue of this generation is of water use; how much water is being used, what happens to the rest of our fresh water, and so forth. There is now less consumable water, and more water droughts, which is now leading to the deterioration in human health and urban issues. Not only is water becoming scarce and expensive, but is also not meeting the supply and demand. There is also the issue of pollution and waste being put into bodies of water. To solve these issues, the world as a whole needs to come together to figure out ways to make better use of water, and to stop pollution: the stem of the problem first hand.

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  9. Today, water is used excessively and often wasted. Humans also continue to pollute the fresh water supply. Poor countries who have less access to water affects the stability and health of the country, and poses many problems. Some solutions for clean water are desalinization plants, but these are often not worth their high cost. In addition, countries should engage in hydro-diplomacy to share the management of water. There needs to be global laws and regulations that protect our water supply, or else there will be dire consequences for future generations.

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  10. Many people do not give a second thought as to how much water they use, which is now leading to a water shortage. Due to this water shortage, many people are now without water and there has been an increase in droughts. There is also the issue of how the oceans are so polluted because of all the plastic humans use. As the population continues to increase, the water supply is going to decrease. The human population needs to be conscious of how much water they use and in addition to that we need to use less plastic to decrease pollution in oceans.

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  11. Demand for clean water is increasing at a high rate due to the increasing population and the changing weather conditions. Less developed countries do not treat their waste water and allow it to run into the oceans, rivers and streams before cleaning it. Enemy military groups also have poisoned or destroyed fresh water sources for many people. Countries that border each other and share common water sources need to come up with plans to share and control the rights to water equally. Improved sanitation and water treatment needs to be worked on in the less developed countries to keep what little clean water they have in their rivers and lakes drinkable and not polluted.

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