Monday, March 4, 2013

Meredith F
ELA-Morris
3/4/2013

Water Around the World


        Lack of access to potable water can cause disease and even death. Potable water is fresh, clean, drinkable water. Over one billion people across the world lack access to water. Think how different life would be if you didn't have enough water. Although there is enough water in the world for everyone, there are people who don't have access to enough clean water to survive.

        The situation is terrible. Brazil and the U.S. are two of the only countries that have a decent amount of water. This situation with people not having enough clean water is really severe. This horrible problem is people not having enough potable water and they are dieing because of it. It is really severe because millions of people don't have access to enough potable water. There is only 1% of all freshwater that is useable for humans. People are dieing because they don't have enough potable water. This situation is awful and is getting worse everyday.     
       
        There are a lot of developing countries that don't have enough clean water. Most African countries are still developing and don't have access to enough uncontaminated water. Developing countries are countries that don't have all the technology that we have today and aren't very wealthy. Sanitizing water costs a lot of money and if a country isn't wealthy and has not developed they won't be able to sanitize any water. There are a lot of countries where there isn't enough water to support their growing nation.

        The situation is horrible but there are organizations committed to helping those who don't have access to enough potable water. Some of these organizations have different events where people can go and support this cause. These organizations save lives everyday just by giving out clean water. There are a lot of ways we can conserve water and help those who don't have enough potable water to survive. People can not waste water by watering gardens more efficiently. They can also not leave the sprinklers on when the are not in use. We can also take shorter showers.

        Although there is enough water in the world for everyone there are people who don't have access to water to survive. The situation is horrible because a lot of people don't have enough water but, there are ways we can help. We can not waste water by watering gardens more efficiently and not leaving sprinklers on for long. People may not see it but water scarcity is happening and is a serious problem.