The Water Crisis

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The Water Crisis

  1. 1. The Water Crisis and its effects on the world By Sarah Kaakati
  2. 2. The Issues <ul><li>Extreme increase in quantity of water used by humans </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult access of clean water in all areas of the world </li></ul><ul><li>One fifth of the earth’s population is suffering from lack of water supply </li></ul>
  3. 3. Did you know? <ul><li>5000 children die every day due to the consumption of dirty water, which is enough to fill up 12 jumbo jets. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine, if 12 jumbo jets were crashing every day and an estimate of about 5000 children were dying, wouldn’t we like to know why it was happening, and how to stop it? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Drought, one of the causes of the looming “Water Crisis” </li></ul><ul><li>Economic expansion and population growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Early Snow melting. </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated pumping of groundwater </li></ul>The Issues Thesis Slide
  5. 5. <ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>The world is running out of water and this will have a deleterious effect on humanity and the world if measures are not taken </li></ul>
  6. 6. Drought <ul><li>A major issue </li></ul><ul><li>Made this the driest decade the world has ever seen </li></ul><ul><li>Damaging water supplies </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/brtsergio/113503786/sizes/o/ http://library.cqpress.com/globalresearcher/document.php?id=cqrglobal2008020000&type=hitlist&num=0
  7. 7. Population and Expansion Growth <ul><li>Damaging water supplies </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 billion people live in areas that are enduring substantial water paucity </li></ul><ul><li>Causing an imbalance in “demand” and “supply” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Depletion of underground aquifers and the tarnishing of water <ul><li>Being depleted at an alarming rate </li></ul><ul><li>Being depleted sooner than they can be recharged </li></ul><ul><li>Tarnishing water supplies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Water Stress <ul><li>By 2025, three million people will face a concept known as “Water Stress” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Snow Melting <ul><li>Affecting water supply. </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtful to the pivotal recurring water flows </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity of snow that melts into the Colorado River has decreased by 30%. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contradicting Perspectives <ul><li>There IS enough water for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Poorest nations have least access compared to richer nations. </li></ul>http://library.cqpress.com/globalresearcher/document.php?id=cqrglobal2008020000&type=hitlist&num=0
  12. 12. Solutions <ul><li>Desalination ( www.cqpress.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Privatizing of Water Supplies </li></ul>
  13. 13. In Conclusion <ul><li>Drought, over population, economic expansion, water pollution, melting snow, and accelerated pumping of ground water are all factors leading to the “Water Crisis.” </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypergurl/514534462/sizes/o/
  14. 14. Sources <ul><li>Behr, Peter. &quot;Looming Water Crisis.&quot; CQ Global Researcher 1 Feb. 2008. 8 Feb.      2009 <http://library.cqpress.com/globalresearcher/document.php?id=cqrglobal2008020000&type=toc&num=1 >. This article is       </li></ul><ul><li>Bogert, Clinton. &quot;Water Supply Distribution.&quot; Groiler Online Encyclopedias . 8      Feb. 2009 <http://ea.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0411550-01>. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodman, Alvin. &quot;Water Resources.&quot; Groiler Online Encyclopedias . 8 Feb. 2009      <http://gme.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0308290-0>.      </li></ul><ul><li>Ludwig, Gabriele. &quot;Leaders must take bold action to secure safe water supply for      all.&quot; Western Farm Press 6 Dec. 2008: 2. 8 Feb. 2009      <http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nut-crops/almonds-water-1215/>.   </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Water Crisis.&quot; World Water Council . World Water Council. 10 Jan. 2008      <http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/index.php?id=25>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Water Pollution.&quot; Groiler Online Encyclopedias . 8 Feb. 2009      <http://nbps.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assettype=t&assetid=40348>. </li></ul>

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