Water is a privilege, water is the driving force of all nature, water is the best natural remedy, and water is life- but are we doing enough to save it? Water is scarce and to emphasize the severity of water shortage both locally and on a global scale, it is extremely important to inform people of this startling statistic. Every continent around the world is affected, not just those regions that are naturally and traditionally dry. There are billions of people who have no access to clean drinking or potable water. Water shortage may occur for various reasons; some are out of our control whereas some can be humanly controlled.
- Lack of necessary resources to meet current need
- Apart from the lack of resources, there is difficulty in procuring access to fresh water
- Due to the lack of resources and limited access to water, further deterioration of existing resources occurs
- Depletion in water levels due to dry weather conditions
- Limited availability of unpolluted and potable water
- A definite distinction needs to be made between what is in demand and what is reasonably required
Couple of days back, Mayor Mrs. Nanda Jichkar visited the Pench and the Kanha river project and expressed grave concern at the fast diminishing water levels. If the people of Nagpur city don’t come together, they all could be facing water scarcity after June 10th. While the local municipal bodies have been asked to take actions to monitor the water levels, it is very important for the residents to stand up to this alarming situation as well. And just in case you’re wondering how you can make difference, we’ll tell you how:
- Do not keep the taps running when water is not needed- turn the tap off while brushing the teeth.
- Only use what is needed resourcefully- when washing dishes or clothes
- Obey water restrictions enforced-do not use the hose pipe while washing the car or do not leave the pipe open while watering your garden
- Sustainable home living needs to be practiced by one and all- take short showers
- Recycle used water as much as possible
- Stringent regulation of industrial process needed
- Education from the ground level up right through the highest levels to be implemented.
- More sustainable farming practices need to be encouraged
- Adopting and implementing advanced technologies to provide communities and cities with clean water
- Need to repair and improve the existing sewer systems
By now, if you weren’t aware and informed of this dwindling resource, you may now know just how critical water shortage is. TLN has done its part to present you with some information that you can put into effective use and it all starts from you in your home. Let’s all join hands and do our bit in reversing this global water shortage and pray we don’t reach a stage when our water bodies are left dry because-
When the Well is Dry, We’ll Know the Worth of Water- Benjamin Franklin