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  • 1. The Water Crisis
    By Breanna de Gouw
  • 2. What is the water crisis?
    The water crisis is when there is a shortage of water caused by pollution, global warming and water wastage such as running the tap before filling a glass of water, having long showers, leaving the tap running while brushing your teeth and using fresh drinkable water to flush our toilets. With only 1% of the earths water being fresh we need to start thinking about what we are using our precious fresh drinking water for and if there’s no need for this then stop what you are doing to save our fresh water.
  • 3. Why I think the water crisis happening?
    I think the water crisis is happening because us, careless humans are wasting water by using more than we need and not considering that we can reuse water. Global warming and pollution are also causing the water crisis because global warming is melting the ice in Antarctica that goes into the ocean and makes water levels rise, land disappear and the population to have less room to live and survive. Pollution is getting into our water ways and contaminating our fresh drinking water so we have less water to drink and wash in.
  • 4. What I can do at home to help?
    At home I can help with the water crisis by taking shorter showers, turning off the tap when I am brushing my teeth, don’t run the water before filling up a glass or bottle, leave the glass of water that I don’t finish drinking aside for later and tell my family to help save water as well.