As of now, water is already a scarce resource. The observation is made based on the ever-growing number of people who have no access to clean water. According to World Vision, more than 785 million people across the world lack access to clean drinking water. Access to clean water continues to bite even the major cities in the world.
However, we have played a considerable part in creating the current water crisis. We are promoting industries and cutting trees. These are two things that have destroyed the environment. All these have led to global warming, a phenomenon that is now biting us hard. The good news is that we can help in fixing the problem.
Here are things we can do to help eradicate the global water crisis:
Use Water Properly
The first thing that we must all do is use water correctly. A lot of water goes to waste, especially in our homes. To some of us, as long as we have water is running out of the tap, we are good. That is why you will find most people brushing teeth or shaving as water is running down the sink drain. We must start by stopping water wastage. Let’s start by installing showerheads and toilets that use little water. All faucets should be fitted with aerators as they help to reduce the amount of water running out of the faucets. We must also fix water leaks in the plumbing system. These are just some of the ways that we can reduce water waste.
One of the biggest factors that are fuelling water crisis is the lack of knowledge by the population. Most people, especially in areas that have no formal education, have no idea about where the problem is. That is why sensitization is key in eradicating the water problem. Talk about the problem with the communities so that they can understand what is happening around them. Make sure that the common man on the ground understand what they need to do to improve the situation. With that piece of information, it will be easy to bring everyone on bond. It will also be easy to run a successful campaign.
Promote Water Harvesting
One of the most practical solutions to the global water crisis is water harvest. Most of the driest parts of the world usually experience heavy but short rainfalls. With proper water harvesting, it is possible to eradicate most of the water crisis facing today. In addition, we must have a proper water storage system to ensure that clean water is collected. Digging dams is one of the best ways to store large volumes of rainwater. Such dams can store water for animals and farming. However, at the domestic level, small water storage tanks can transform people’s lives. Such water harvesting approaches will go a long way in addressing the water crisis.
One of the biggest contributed to the water crisis is environmental destruction. Forests have been giving way to farming, amongst other land uses. The continued destruction of forests has contributed to global warming since the available green cover cannot use all the carbon gases being released by the ever-increasing number of industries. That is why environmental conservation is one of the key things that we have to do. We must plant more trees and conserve all the water catchment areas. That’s one of the best ways that we can take care of the environment.
Stop Water Pollution
Industries are the main contributors to water pollution. Some of the dangerous pollutants such as arsenic, lead, and mercury comes from factories. They get into the rivers, where they pollute the water for people living downstream. Agricultural activities upstream also affect the quality of the water for the people down the stream. Therefore, stopping the pollution of water is crucial. We must push for legislation that discourages industries from releasing the effluent into the river and control farming products. That’s one way that we can reduce water pollution.
Addressing the global water crisis requires the contribution of each one of us. There are many things we can do in our own small ways to contribute to this case. We must also practice proper water usage in our homes to reduce wastage. We must also promote water harvesting and push for legislation that discourages water pollution.