Tuesday, 31 March 2020

World Water Way 22nd March, 2020 and looming water crisis

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This year World Water Day, an annual UN observance day (22 March), went past us without any major discussion or commitments by the  world leaders who are preoccupied with rapidly increasing cases of novel corona-virus infection  and  consequent death toll in their countries.  The 'WW-day' is  earmarked annually to give due importance to sustainable management of freshwater resources that are depleting for various reasons. The aim  is to achieve better results toward sustainable safe water by 2030.  

The  coming summer happens to be a crucial time for the Asian and other countries  that may experience  slow decline in the  ground water table,  particularly, in  this time  of serious  world health crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic that may appear to last through the  summer. So,  we need to focus on water conservation,  clean water, sanitation and hygiene  as part of  targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6.  The UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) is released each year around World Water Day.  Life-Water  selects a theme for each year in consultation with UN organizations that share an interest in that year's focus and this year the theme  is "Water and Climate Change" and  how the two issues are closely linked. 
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Our relationship with the water resources is perennial, for the human body is made of more than 70% of water. Ironically, we are careless about our water resources  and climate changes, and in the past one decade or so we are running out of water at a faster rate than we have experienced before.  Already, we have made our environment dirty, by causing air and water pollution.   Sanitation is a big problem in countries like India where the people pay least attention to the government guide lines.  When  fighting hard to contain  corona-virus, water scarcity and air pollution in the near future will put a big strain on the governments at center and states. 
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Mind you,  you are living in a world, where the foolish people have taken the  Nature's bounty  for granted  and in the next 40 or 50 years we will come to the fag end with our earth battered by highly polluted air and  unsafe water problems.  Believe it or not, 1 in 10 people on earth   has no access to clean water, that is  748 million people live without basic access to clean water.  With safe water available nearby, it’s estimated, that women could feed 150 million of the world’s hungry.  Every year there is no point in celebrating World Water Day on March 22.  We have to make serious steps to make the  water and air clean around us  and make progress in this respect.  The next task of our world leaders should be in the area of safe water, climate and  sanitation  once we are  out of the novel corona-virus crisis  situation and its impact on economy. The Life-water is  taking efforts in the last few  decades to end the water crisis by providing innovative  high-quality, lasting safe water sources in the world’s most water-poor communities. 
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The following are important facts related to water crisis:
01.  More than twice the population of the United States have no direct access to clean and safe water.
02.  Unsafe water causes most deaths  - more than the total number of death from all forms of violence, including war.
03.  About 1 in 4, lacks access to a toilet or latrine.   They can not attend the nature's call in privacy. Two billion people face this basic necessity. 

04.  Diarrhea related  diseases pose health problems for them and kill  one child every 60 seconds. Such diseases cause more deaths than malaria, AIDS and measles put together.
05.  Unsafe water is a major headache in  poorly developed Countries (about a quarter (22%)
06.  In the arid and sub arid sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls, the UN reports say,  spend  most time - an estimated 40 billions hours a year collecting water for cooking purpose, etc.

07.  It is said, as far as children are concerned,  they lose an estimated 400 million school days, besides loss of  272 million each year due to water-related diseases and diarrhea alone.
08.  In the case of many developing countries, gathering water is a big chore for the women who  significantly lose their farming time in an agricultural space. Their farming productivity is at a loss. 
09. Yet another interesting information is if $1is  invested in safe water and sanitation, it will  yield  economic activities worth $5 to $28 USD leading to reduce health care costs.

To keep the economy of any country in good health, the foremost need is  easy access to safe water that will promote a healthy population, sustainable strong economy and overall progress.  Already on hand we have a huge  safe-water problem that can be solved with meticulous care and planning.
Life-water donors have helped millions of people get  access to safe water and practice life-saving healthy habits. Though the  water crisis is showing signs of decline, it is a long way to go. The main target is irrespective of regions, no child  should go without safe and  potable water. Our posterity ought to be healthy to keep the world going on a safe path. (this post is based on the article mentioned here-under)

Tit-bits: 
''Water is precious ” not only for the human being but also for the entire ecosystem.  It is a fact that 71 percent of the land is covered by the water on the earth in which 97 percent of the water is covered by the ocean and only 3 percent of it is in use for drinking and other purposes. It is important to save the water for the present  and  future  generations because we totally depend on it in our ''Daily Life.''
https://www.smarttips.me/2019/09/save-water-save-life-importance-of.html
https://lifewater.org/blog/world-water-day-2020/
https://www.york.ca/wps/wcm/connect/yr_content/yorkconstituent/allmediareleases/meetingandexceeding,yorkregioncontinuestodelivercleansafedrinkingwater