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Importance of Clean Water in our Life
11. June 2018 at 13:14
by Nisha Meena
71% of the earth surface is covered with water. It is vital to all forms of life found on the earth. It is found below the ground, oceans, large water bodies, and small water reservoirs. Water is also available in many forms like vapor, clouds, precipitation, surface water, glaciers and polar ice caps.
The life cycle of water runs all around on the earth continuously through evaporation, precipitation, runoff, rain, etc. Apart from this, we lack clean drinking water in many areas of the country. Water scarcity is the lack of access to the safe water. Slowly, it is being hard to manage the quality of water for the people who lack it. In some areas, lack of water is the daily problem. People have to suffer a lot the scarcity of water. It takes a lot of efforts, cost and time to manage the access to water to all especially in the areas of water scarcity. It is a big issue to many countries worldwide. People having sufficient water do not understand the importance of water and they waste a lot of water on a daily basis in many unnecessary activities.

As we all know that around 2 or less percent water is fresh water on the earth and fit for human consumption. Most of the water is locked up in glaciers, snow, ice, and others are in the form of open source. The main source of freshwater is groundwater because of the natural filtering system. The matter of freshwater availability raises the question about water security as well as people’s access to it at an affordable price. The depth of groundwater is increasing with the huge climatic changes in the environment. Clean water insecurity at many places has increased due to the draught and natural disasters without a season. In the coming decades, the demand for clean water supply will increase because of populations growth, the need for agriculture and industry will expand and negative climatic changes.

It’s time to join our hands together and take effective actions regarding save water as much as possible. There are different ways we can save huge water on daily basis. Water saving can be done through water conservation methods. Saving water and protect it from being dirty has been very necessary to meet current and future demand. Climate change is another factor of water scarcity. As water demands will increase in future, it should be saved to ensure its availability for future generations. If we do not take positive action, the condition will be more embarrassing when the rate of lack of fresh water from an ecosystem exceeds to its natural replacement rate. By minimizing the need for water to human; freshwater habitats, local wildlife, and migrating birds can be saved. We should bring many positive changes in our habits and activities to save even a drop of water.


Percentage of Clean Water
Three-fourth of the earth is covered by water from which 97% water is ocean water means salt water and completely unfit for our consumption. Left percentage (about 2.7 percent) is fresh drinking water however around 70 percent of this is available as ice sheets and glaciers in Antarctica. So, we only have one percent of fresh water which is fit for human use. We need to practice water conservation on an urgent basis in order to make the presence of this precious resource in our life. We also need to stop contaminating the drinking water resources through the direct passage of sewage, toxic chemicals, and other wastes into it. Increasing rate of population, deforestation and rapid urbanization is increasing the need for clean water and leading to the water pollution and scarcity.


Sources making Clean Water Dirty
The sources which are polluting the underground water are a land runoff, drainage, seepage, sewage, atmospheric deposition, precipitation, industrial waste, etc. Such wastes get deposited into lakes, rivers, coastal waters, wetlands, etc and meet to the large water bodies and groundwater too. Other water spoiling sources are the use of excess fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, detergents, soaps, etc from agricultural lands and residential areas. Acid drainage from abandoned mines and industries involved in making oil, grease and toxic chemicals are also involved in making the water dirty and polluted. Such nonpoint sources are the leading cause of water quality problems.


Lack of water is a big issue in many countries. It is a symbiotic factor and important element to which life depends on. The level of drinking water under the ground is becoming less because of the disturbance in the natural filtering system. Deforestation and lack of plants cause rainwater to run away instead of going inside the ground. We should follow all the key activities regarding saving water from loss, unnecessary use and waste as well as damage to water quality.



Cite This Article As: Nisha Meena. "Importance of Clean Water in our Life." International Youth Journal, 11. June 2018.

Link To Article: https://youth-journal.org/importance-of-clean-water-in-our-life





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