Water is life. Without water, human life as well as plant and animal life will be banished from the surface of the earth. Having access to water is a key element in building a strong economy and fighting against poverty.
However, everybody worldwide having access to clean and safe drinking water will be only plausible when leading bodies like the WHO and UNICEF make efforts to sensitize every common people about the importance of water.
Recent statistics have revealed that 1.2 billion people of the blue planet still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
The human body consists of 70% of water and this very same water is the essence of human life and civilization.
Nonetheless, supplying potable water worldwide remains a tough challenge to this date, and many developing countries are lying in poverty and illiteracy due to the lack of this basic necessity.
Problems related to the use of unsafe and contaminated water are as follows:
Water containing pathogens may cause water-borne diseases as typhoid and diarrhea.
Contaminated river water might lead to guinea-worm disease.
Lack of safe water for sanitation will cause water-washed diseases as scabies.
So, the government and non-governmental associations must educate people about the importance of water which is our one invaluable resource.
The following measures must be adopted to provide clean, safe drinking water to the whole of mankind:
-Even people who get way in to plentiful water must be taught how not to waste it.
-There must be more adequate legislative strategies for effective water resource management.
-Untreated wastewater must under no conditions be discharged directly into rivers whose water is used for drinking in countries poor in water.
-Our water resources must be protected and water pollution brought down by legal incentives.
-There must be better technology during water treatment to obtain cleaner water.
-Moreover, too much of rain water run off unused to rivers and seas.
More dams and reservoirs must be built to store water for later use.
Empowerment programs must encourage rainwater harvesting and storage for personal use.
-Sustainable development must be part of the combat against the lack of safe and clean water.
Giving every individual on earth the right to clean, safe water is not that a far fetched idea. However, we must work together to achieve drinking water standards and to provide a sufficient quantity of potable water for life to go on smoothly.