reduce the amount of water used by agriculture, industry and households; however, those goals need to be elevated on the political agenda.About 2,5 percent of all the water on earth is freshwater, and two-thirds of that is locked away in glacier and ice caps.Water is a renewable resource, but it is finite. The adapting water to human use is not an easy issue because the water distribution is noteven.According to the World Health Organization, there are 250 million cases of water-related disease in between five and ten million deaths.Aquifer is the underground’s layer of water.Many major rivers now run dry for large part of the years.About 85 percent of the Nile’s flow originates in Ethiopia, which to date has used little ofthat supply but is now constructing small dams to begin tapping the upper headwater.
The Cocopa Indians Fishing culture faces extinction because too little water makes it to the delta.Allocating water to maintain the health of natural ecosystem, doubling the productivity ofthe water allocated to human activities, and extending access to a ready supply of water to the poor are the three majors solution to increase the water suppliers.Agriculture accounts for the 70 percent of the world’s water usage, raising water productivity in farming region is a top priority.Drip irrigation system is the best way to use water more sustainably.As urban population continue expanding in the next decades, household consumption of water will also need to be made more efficient. Drinking safe water is the best way to reduce disease and death in developing countries.Article # 10: Troubled WaterQ & A 1.What are the solutions she proposes to meet the needs of an increasingly thirsty world?
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- Tragedy of the Commons, Water supply, World population, Water crisis