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Peer review Environmental aspects of Water Ethics Ethics of water use. Scarcity of water must be addressed by sharing knowledge, technology and equipment throughout the world. Many older societies had very advanced infrastructure with which they used and managed the water resources available to them. They developed advanced technologies to assist with irrigation, storage of water for lean times, separating clean water from used/dirty/grey water. They also constructed wells to bring water into water- scarce cities and they refurbished natural springs to preserve the source of their water. (Garcia 2012) Disease broke out due to viruses, parasites and bacteria being carried in water which was not known about due to them not being visible to the naked eye. To some degree, diseases such as shistomiasis, diarrheal diseases and helminthiasis can be attributed to technological limitations in those countries where there is a lack of proper infrastructure, such as many African countries. However, developed countries such as the USA have challenges such as diffuse pollution resulting from contamination of water resources with medicines, fertilizers, chemical cleaning products, refuse, household products and industrial wastes. This is besides the sewerage effluent that gets pumped into water sources, as well as effluent that remains in water after

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