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Water, like weather and food, has the potency to move millions of people from one place to another. Since the beginning of civilization, people have moved to live and settle near water. All people, everyday and everywhere require it to survive. It is necessary for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Today, we stand at the world`s biggest crisis which is the lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Most of the solutions to the issue, must be funded and not taken for granted considering water is necessary for the survival of all living things.
The issue of unsanitary water is commonly found in most developing countries. First of all, 884 million people are not using or drinking
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Water is the basis of all life on earth and we usually take that for granted. With store shelves filled with bottled water, public water fountains everywhere and every continent on earth being surrounded completely by water, it's hard to imagine there is an impending water crisis on the horizon. The ramifications of this crisis will be examined by which countries will get the most amount of water, which countries will get the least amount of water and the political ramifications of the crisis.
It's weird to think that on a planet that is 70 percent water, people don't have enough clean and safe water to drink. But the fresh water on the planet makes up just 3 percent of the water supply
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survive in the near future: the lack of clean drinking water is already the number one cause of disease in the world today. The first step is worldwide awareness of the water crisis: governments and the citizens they govern worldwide need to know about this problem and be actively involved in solving this problem.
One of the best ways to solve this problem would be for these cities or countries to embark on water-saving programs that would drastically reduce water consumption to sustainable levels. Instead of increasing the supply of water to meet demand, a more viable method of addressing the water crisis is to manage consumption. The world population continues to grow, and trying to
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World Crisis: Safe Drinking Water in Africa
Imagine walking over five miles each and every day in order to get water for you and your family, all while not being sure if the water you bring home is 100% safe enough to drink. This is an inevitable decision and problem that the people of Africa face every single day. Their lack of access to safe drinking water causes sickness and death, with victims of this crisis being mainly children. Unfortunately “85% of all diseases in African children under 5 are caused by water-borne illnesses” (WCA). As time has progressed new inventions and technological advances have allowed some villages to
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millions of citizens with highly over priced bottled water. This massive problem of overpopulation is increasingly troubling with experts as they expect 90 percent of further growth to occur in urban areas.
But how do you combat this crisis? One solution, installing low-flow toilets could cut usage by 70 percent. (CIP) New York city in the mid 90’s was facing a similar water shortage. Facing a choice of a billion dollar pumping station or low-flow toilets, NY opted for the low-flows. 1.33 million low-flow toilets later, water consumption per day drop 70 percent over an eight-year span (91-99), with 70-90 million gallons saved a day!
A solution currently being employed is to fix leaks in
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this shortage Israel along with Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan have made the protection of water a main priority.It has become an issue of national security for Israel and other countries that suffer from the same crisis (Amery 2). With water being such an important renewable resource countries will take any means necessary to protect their water supplies (Amery 2).The result of water shortage can and in some cases has led to conflicts between Israel and a few of her neighbours. Given the critical role of water in a country's survival, the water wars rationale forecasts war between countries given there is water scarcity amidst a wider conflict, competitive use, and enemy states dependent
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One of the biggest problems in the world is water scarcity. Almost all countries suffer from it and many of them cannot find the most effective solution to avoid this difficulty. The meaning of the world water crisis is very easy to understand, but solving it is very difficult. The amount of world water is limited, as the population is growing fast; the necessity of water use is growing even faster. This essay will examine the water crisis specifically in China, because it is the country with the most serious water shortage problems in the world. Also, this essay will suggest possible solutions on solving these problems and evaluate them. Although to stop the water shortage
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Water is an essential resource to sustain life. From 50 - 90 percent of the weight of living organisms is water. Water is the major constituent of living matter. Water, essential for growth of all crops, is the natural resource in shortest supply. More than 20 countries lack sufficient water to grow enough food for their people. The situation is getting worse as needs for water rise along with population growth, urbanization and increases in household and industrial uses. According to a UN report two-thirds of mankind will suffer moderate to severe water crisis within next 30 years if remedial steps are not taken. World Bank report estimates 5 million deaths from unsafe drinking water and
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The California water drought has been declared a crisis by the governor of California. 2013 was the driest year on record, and California could be running out of water. Californians should be water wise, and their use, or no use, of water will have an enormous impact on this drought. They can use the techniques published in a recent Time article called, 5 Ways to Bust California’s Drought, to reduce their water use. Landscape techniques, alternate water sources, and the personal conservation of water can reduce the use of water, and can have a positive change on this water crisis.
Landscaping techniques, such as drip irrigation and xeriscaping can reduce California's use of water immensely
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challenges of providing clean water to those who do not have access. Scholars and activist recognize the implementation of these challenges linked with politics and governments. In relation to human rights, Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus (2012) state that these ideas are seen to “neglect the economic injustices that permit the continued violation of people’s basic dignity.” These authors are referring to the lack of attention this water crisis is receiving and what an insignificant amount of action is being taken.
Human rights to clean water have been disregarded and ignored recently in the multiple parts of the world including Zimbabwe. The right to safe water is a basic necessity that should be
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, unless we humans clean our act up, and face what is coming: a world water crisis.
Yes, a world water crisis is coming, and humans are one of the main reasons why. First off, poor farming conservation is ruining the land. When farmers don't take care of their fields properly, they can get dry and dusty, causing desertification. Dry fields allow desserts to grow, consuming rich soil, and currently more important, water sources. Also, in undeveloped countries, many citizens don’t know the first thing about water sanitization. Even if the water’s there, it cannot be used for drinking or bathing unless it is clean. In addition to that, humans are most of the reason water gets dirty in the first
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water come together. In Dubai 17% of the water is desalinated water and only 4% of the water is treated water. Dubai’s relies on these processes, as the fresh groundwater available to the country is low.
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Many people often deem money as the most important thing to obtain in life, these people are wrong. According to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs the most essential human needs are biological and physiological such as oxygen, shelter, food, and water (McLeod). Of these, water stands out because although it covers most of Earth’s surface it is still in short supply and more researchers are beginning to notice a crisis may appear in the future. Most of the population in the developed world does not understand the daily struggle that people in less developed and developing countries go through in order to reach water. In countries like America, citizens simply have to turn on a
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natural flow patterns.(Bremere, 2011) However, such local problems haven’t got much significant in comparison with a huge global problem, such as water shortage.
Another good decision to avoid water crisis is to use alternative water supply strategies, such as trucking of water or installation of water tanks. Australia has already taken steps in this direction. The Australian Government, as part of its 2008-2009 budget, has announced an urban water plan that contains refunds on domestic rainwater tank installation. This action was a part of “Water for the Future” - 10-year national water plan. 10 billion dollars have already allocated to the Murray-Darling River Basin: one part of
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of water and sedimentation reduction are mentioned by a climate. Jordan could face the serious long – term water crisis caused a number of natural and human factors. Because of droughty and semi droughty the climate, accessible water resources are limited. Besides, the population grouth and economic development increase the requirement to accessible water resources which mention not only quantity, but also and quality of water resource.
To solve this serious problem, the government of this country should stop the farmers to grow their cultural grain crops, despite their necessary cultural plants. The future prospects of water availability are not good. Jordan population as expect, will
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everyday from the lack of fresh water. How is this possible? Only three percent of the planet’s water is fresh water, and a small amount of that constitutes water not found in snow or ice. Depletion of this fresh water is occurring at a faster rate than replenishment, creating a fresh water crisis. Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) project that within 40 years, four billion people—nearly two thirds of the world’s population today—will face major fresh water shortages. This problem cannot be solved by any one group of people, yet at the heart of the matter lays engineering. Engineers need to optimize current technologies:
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(Diep, 2013). However, this is only one story from the long list of incidents caused by the pollution of water.
One of the largest sectors in water demand is agriculture. In 2004, 69% of China’s water is used in agriculture. Inefficient irrigation contributes to the impending water crisis. China’s irrigation system is less than 50% efficient—which means 8.5% of the world’s water is wasted (Henry, 2004). China is still using open channel irrigation. This is not very efficient, as much of the water will be evaporated before utilized. On top of that, many crops grown in China are all water intensive crops such as wheat and rice. There have been warnings sent to the politicians yet were ignored
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According to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 2020 we will be facing a major water crisis worldwide. Water is a renewable, but limited resource. It can be recycled but not replaced. Consumption of global water has increased drastically since 1990, and many countries are reaching their limit of water supply ("The Global Water Situation"). World Bank reports that at least 80 countries now have a water shortage. It’s expected to get worse due to two significant problems that will effect our global water stability, population growth and groundwater depletion. Over the last century our population has grown from 1.7 billion to 6.6 billion. It is
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Water is the most important element on the planet. Not only is it important for the earth, in general, but it is key to our survival. Leonardo Da Vinci has said, "Water is the driving force of all nature" (Roberts). It is the building block of life. The average person can survive about a week without water (Ogunjimi). Lack of water is increasing worldwide, but Africa is currently affected the most. It is the second driest out of the 7 continents, following Australia (“International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015”). Africa's water crisis is not solely based on the scarcity, but also the contamination of water and what actions can be taken towards the dilemma.
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income that will be able to pay for the desalination or treatment of water. Yet if the oil price rises as a result of the water scarcity, to increase income to pay for more water desalination or treatment of water, the economy will be negatively affected. With an insufficient amount of water the croplands will not be able to produce a sufficient amount of food for the people.
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climate change with global warming and other changes in the environment. Many people, politicians and international organizations are aware of this impending crisis and are working to come up with solutions.One of the most important solutions to the water crisis involves conservation. The protection of ecosystems would allow the environment to provide clean water directly. The amounts of water taken from the ecosystems must be reduced and this would involve technical improvements and behavioral changes to decrease the amount of water that is wasted. Some of the current methods of irrigation are inefficient, losing almost 90 percent of the water before it reaches the fields and crops. Drip
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Water is a precious resource. It is the lifeblood of every living thing on Earth. California is in the midst of a water crisis. Combined with a three (plus) year drought and many people moving into the state there is not enough water to support the crops the farmers need to grow. There is also a tiny little fish that is causing a mess in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Delta water pumps were turned off to prevent the extinction of the tiny little fish. Some farmers have to let their fields sit idle for the fall and spring planting season. This is causing a lot of problems in California. The pumps need to be turned back on. The needs of the people should come before that of a
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around us including us, needs clean water in order to survive and to work. I have talked about how if we are able to end the clean water crisis, we are able to focus on other global problems such as world hunger and economic problems. Once we are able to focus on other things we may be able to work on technology that will allow us to make more water in to clean drinking water to accumulate to our increasingly growing population. In conclusion clean drinking water and clean water in general is a very vital part of our lives and our world. We would not be here if it wasn’t for water, and we need to keep our water clean.
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to the future crisis in Canada’s freshwater.
Degradation of the Great Lakes
The North American Great Lakes are the largest resource in freshwater lakes in the world. They contain 95 percent of North America’s freshwater and more than 20 percent of the world’s freshwater (Barlow, 2008). The Great Lakes play a prime role in Canada because they provide water and livelihood to more than 40 million people and are also a huge economic player in Canada (Barlow, 2001). Unfortunately, the lakes are shadowed by a serious threat because of the rise of global warming. In July 2010, The Canadian Press announced that there has been an 11 degree increase in surface temperatures in Lake Superior
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the growing population (Falkenmark). With theses numbers being presented it is disgusting the amount of water wasted in places like water parks or just flushing the toilet in developed countries. Anyone can make a difference if they learn to conserve.
Given water characteristics of being dense, renewable, and the volumes needed for the daily reproduction of human life, it makes much more sense to speak of local scarcities than global water scarcity to be able to fix this crisis. Improving access to safe drinking water can enhance a nations overall health, influence school enrollment and attendance which increases a nations education, economic productivity, reduce poverty and overall dignity
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Asian countries have desalination plants despite their drawbacks. At present Singapore has a desalination plant which is capable of providing 10% of water demand. National water agency of Singapore predicts that 30% of total water demand will be met by desalinated water in 2060 (Shankari 2010).
A third solution that can help to prevent a future water crisis is increase in water price. Hyland and Miles (2008, 156) believe that the high price of water can encourage people to use water consciously and may give opportunity to invest money for new programs. However, growth of price makes the poor suffer. We have seen this with a huge increase in the cost of gasoline, food and electricity
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Water is needed for the sustenance of life and without its supply; death is inevitable because all living things must have water to survive. People can only a few days without water but can survive for weeks without food. Studies have shown that more than three quarters of the world’s population live in the driest half of the planet and over 783 million people do not have access to clean water around the world. Lack of water is a crisis taking place currently and many people are suffering as a result. The level of availability and usage of water varies around the world. In the last fifty years, the human population has greatly increased as well as the demand for fresh water and the concern
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Mankad, A, Chong,M.N, Gardner, T and Sharma, A. (2012). Examining Biophysical and Socio-Demographic Factors across Mandated Tank Users in Urban Australia: A Linking Step towards Achieving Best Practices. Water Resour Manage. 26 (1), p1983–1998.
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accustomed to drinking water widely and justly regarded as being the best in the world” (100). New York City even received acknowledgment from several organizations stating that the use of “pristine mountain waters is claimed to be of great psychological importance to the City’s character and inhabitants” (100). The push to use only the best water highlighted New York’s underlining water management faults. The question on how New York monitored and conserved its water came into question.
For the majority of New York’s history the use of water was unregulated, yet when New York faced a drought crisis in 1965 New York had to reconsider its water management plan. The drought of 1965 was the first
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unethical ways of wasting water can easily be harmful. Another article highlighted a major subject, “The water crisis is getting more severe. The lack of water menaces the economy and people's health in 80 countries. 40% of the world's population does not have access to clean water or hygienic conditions.” (Anitei) In order to live in a healthy world; countries need to monitor how they use their water. Keeping a helping hand out, countries will be allowed to help every living creature; providing a clean source of healthy water.
Finally, every country is able to provide a cleaner water experience for their people. With an achievement of clean and healthy water for humans and animals
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in their homes. For instance, people like to bath or shower every day.One solution is to make more water available. This can be done by building more desalination plants. However, this is very expensive and some countries could not afford to do this. Another possibility is to educate people so they do not waste water. Another solution is to protect existing water supplies like underground supplies and take steps to prevent them becoming polluted. Also, recycled water could be used for irrigating farms.These are some ideas to help solve the problem. Saying that, it is essential that everyone must become involved, including governments, if a lasting solution is going to be found. Otherwise, the problem could become a disaster.www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/americas-water-shortage-crisis/article55731.html
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thing is clear- human beings will go on discovering numerous methods to waste water. The specific goal of this paper is to define the problems caused by water shortage and to find out appropriate solutions to avoid future crises.
Water scarcity cause a lot of problems like: climate change, economic crisis and serious health diseases at both regional and global level. Many smaller rivers have totally disappeared. Any of lessen lakes and inland seas doesn’t have as much attention as the Aral Sea. Its seaports formerly were heart of trade, are now left and it resembles ghost mining cities of the West American (Brown 2008, 18). With outside space of 66,000 km2, the Aral Sea was formerly the fourth
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Water1) IntroductionThe water crisis in Jordan is considered one of the most important subjects in the minds of polititians who consider it a source of power which they can use as a weapon, in addition to the ordinary people who need it for irrigation, industry and regular daily use.This article presents an overview of water resources in Jordan, " which are limited "And some present water use in Jordan.2) What are the water resources in Jordan?The potential for water resources in Jordan ranges from 1,000-2,000 mcm including recycled treated wastewater. There are possibilities for additional resources by restoration of water rights from the Jordan River. Incremental water supply can be
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can use water as much as they can as the price of water is cheap, too. However, in some countries, they lack water to access regularly and need to do trade with others in exchange for water. Also, Rogers (2008) notes, “that the problem is well-known makes it no less disturbing: today one out of six people, more than a billion, suffer inadequate access to safe freshwater” (As in New Delhi, para.3). There is no limit of the use of freshwater between one country to another, and it depends on the place people live. Even though there is a lot of freshwater available on the earth, we, people, should be worried about the proper water consumption. In order to thwart the water crisis from occurring one
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, its corporate social responsibility was not fulfilled. One of the most unethical practices that Coca Cola has done was constructing a water-bottling plant in Kaladera, in the state of Rajasthan in India even though the Central Ground Water Authority declared the area's groundwater resources as overexploited.In the documentary, For Love of Water (FLOW), directed by Irena Salina, many issues of water privatization were discussed and it raised many questions. In short, water privatization is the process of transferring government functions to the private companies and organizations. In many poor communities water privatization is considered to be a tremendous crisis because the private
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to provide research, influencing networks and partnerships, and managing crisis and emergencies ("World Health Organization "). The diseases that strand from contaminated water are extremely controlled in nations with a strong and clean infrastructure yet the WHO is in charge of disease spread and can provide immediate research and response to the Congolese government as well as other NGO’s. Closely working in Congo is UNICEF, trying to ensure that the future of Congo, the children, have the opportunity to dream and attend school like the rest of the children in developed nations. UNICEF and WHO have joined together in what is known as the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and
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pesticides which is a quick-fix solution to control the situations but it would affect the freshwater into the rivers and underground water.
Water is a vital natural resource that is being an imperative property in human life which can improve or be a crisis in human life, principally in human health, economy filed as well as healthcare. Under no circumstance, wealthy countries which is not bring a plenty of superiority, by contract developing countries would unwilling to afford the prices of the treatment of water that lead those resident who suffer from poor sanitation and drought Clarke and King (2006). Undoubtedly, improving water management not only is a chronic business but also is
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as food and water.
While my research focuses on the repetitive usage of water bottles, science fair projects often make “glob connections” that relate their topics to the world as a whole. As my project centers on unclean and infested water, the amount of bacteria taken in by Americans reusing water bottles cannot compare to the diseases and illness that people in third world countries get from polluted or infected water. There is a major water crisis happening in many third world countries, with some 1.1 billion people having inaccessible access to a water supply, and in that number four hundred million children have no access to safe water (Shah, Global Issues). Solutions for the water
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considering Most Communities in the U.S.
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as a significant event of no duration (Project Management Institute, 2012). Therefore, a crisis and a milestone share similar properties with respect to their time dimension.
The key difference between an emergency and a disaster lies in the resourcefulness of the organization or state and the need for external intervention. Since, a crisis moment is difficult to identify by focusing on the occurrence of the point in time; we should then divert our attention to significant shifts in resource needs as a basis for determining crisis points.
My Roles and Responsibilities in Organizational Crises
Case 1: In this case, I was employed as a trainee in 1984 at the Water and Sewerage Authority
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Water shortage is a global problem and the consequences of water deficit can be a future crisis. According to Hasan Ali (2002, 1-3) the world large water deficient region is the Middle East. Jordan is one of the water-scarce countries in this area, Jordan is similarly in the top of ten water-deficient countries. The reasons of this problem are the features of nature such as semi-arid climate, few water sources and low precipitation. Because of that, the country has the lowest per head basis of water in the world. The other reasons are social effects namely rising population, resulting from a high degree of urbanization, gain of engineering systems and economic development (Akawwic et al
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The Planet's Drying Up A Thirst for Profits While Bush talks about an oil shortage, the real crisis is sneaking up on us in the form of a horrendous worldwide water scarcity. Droughts in the U.S., once a feature of the Midwest, are now occurring regularly all across the continent, even on the verdant East Coast, where in New York the provisioning of fresh water has become a political issue. The Pacific Coast suffers from reduced hydroelectric power output in places like California, salinity in Florida's groundwater has become a major problem, and drought has even spread to the area around the Great Lakes. The St. Lawrence Seaway is drying up so fast that oceangoing vessels won't be able to
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The purpose of the study “Drought Emphasis need for Action Now” by Victoria Advocate is to urge Texas law enforcers to take action on the efficient use of the water resources because as of late, our water resources have been on the verge of a downfall mainly caused by drought. Failure to take action on this crisis could result to insufficient supply of water (shortage) in the upcoming years.
Texas does not have the adequate water supplies that can meet up with the persistent increase in the general population. In an attempt to solve the water crisis, the state legislative have implemented and employed various regional committees who came up with a vast number of projects that would
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It may seem odd to group water pollution with water privatization, but the reality is as we contaminate what remains of our precious resource, we are letting our economic order infiltrate what is the most basic human necessity. The idea of water privatization has been tossed around for years, but recently had become a reality for some in 3rd world countries. Deregulation of electricity, cable and telephone services has had mixed reviews, as the telephone enterprise seems to have worked out, we see with the recent California energy crisis of
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become better stewards of water? Research of water’s impact on history and design, and the water crisis, proves that we don’t have a choice.
History of Water
Since water is absolutely essential to human life, it should not be surprising that it is an
important component of human history. Yet it is surprising how little attention water receives in
historical accounts. Humans have generally settled near convenient sources of water. Most of the great ancient
civilizations depended on a particular source of water. For example, the Egyptians centered
their civilization on the Nile. Mesopotamia was the home of several important ancient empires.
Chinese civilization was located principally in
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currently facing a critical water crisis. For years, water paucity has been a huge issue in Kenya because of persisting droughts, weak management of water supply, and increased demand of water due to the rapid population growth. Most of the downtown poor Kenyans only have contaminated water accessible to them. Drinking contaminated water can be hazardous to health and death too is a possible outcome. In 2009, there were 11,769 cases of cholera and 274 deaths resulted by it. Due to the lack of clean water, sanitation is another problem. Absence of sanitation increases the risk to infections and diarrheal diseases within people living with HIV and AIDS. In sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls
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success rate for each of these solutions is based on how feasible it is to implement the solution.
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, individuals supply water for neighbours. Second, the establishment is due to crisis of water faced by community, when the state failed to supply water. Third, SSIPs are being part of a larger business venture, for instance in an estate or housing developer.
McIntosh (2003) divided SSIPs into three main types. First, partners of water utilities where the operators buy water from water company at a flat rate and sale it to their customers to get revenue since they do not receive salary from the water company. Second, vendors and resellers including mobile water truckers, carters and water carriers, and household resellers whose provide water in times and areas which not supplied by water utilities