Friday, March 23

"Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink".

"Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink".
Well not exactly, but this is how I feed today on the world water day.

We are all aware that Water is one of most important elements on this earth. Plants, animals and humans would not have survived without this precious natural resource. From morning till we go to bed we use water for so many purposes. We brush our teeth, take bath, cook food, wash our clothes & utensils, wash our vehicles, water the plants and drink it whenever we are thirsty. Water is a fundamental part of our lives. It is easy to forget how completely we depend on it.

Imagine living in a house without running water or modern washing appliances... For some this might be utopian paradise but for most it would be a nightmare. Running water is an incredibly valuable resource with an almost endless list of applications and uses in and around the home.

Of all water consumed in the home, approximately 10% is attributed to water use in the kitchen. Of all water consumed in the home, about 15 - 20% is used in the laundry. This high utility room is major consumer of not only water, but also energy and detergents. In the absence of beaches, rivers and lakes for leisure, we rely on swimming pools, spas and general water play to cool down during warmer months. Grey water is the water is charged from showers, washing machines and dishwashers. Find out how to re-use grey water in the garden, or even set it up to flush the toilet. Collecting rainwater locally can help us reduce our need to consume precious drinking water in our gardens, laundries and toilets.

Similarly in agriculture, lot of water is used to produce food that we consume. And in the industries, a lot of water is used to produce several goods that we use everyday such as paper, plastic, sugar, rubber, etc., all these products require a lot of water in their production.

But from where are we getting all our water from? It is from our lakes, rivers and underground water resources. But this water is very limited. However, we are loosing our lakes by polluting them and constructing buildings, complexes, shops, roads, etc., around them. Due to population pressure and increased demand for food and other products, we are drawing more water from rivers and underground water resources. And more and more people are coming into the city for jobs and setting up businesses. We have lost most of our lakes and the underground water table is rapidly depleting due to over-exploitation of this water resource.

Despite the importance of water in the home and its value as a natural resource, there is much more we can do to use it more efficiently. As government, industry and community attitudes towards environmental issues continue to grow, it has become evident that water conservation is a critical factor in reducing our overall burden.

How long will the resource provide water to all of us? Many parts of Bhopal are not getting enough water. So let us not use more than what we need & waste water and deprive others of their share.

Think when you use water and before you waste it too.
Campaign to create massive awareness among each other
Teach Children the Importance of Water Safety This Summer .


This is an appeal from Miracles to all and we sincerely feel you will take care of this precious natural resource…..

6 comments:

  1. you are right water is an issue which needs an urgent immediate attention all over MP and India.

    Be it bhopal, sheopur, shivpuri, dhar water levels are falling down. Over 25 % water resources in MP are over exploited. Millions dies or suffer every year in the world due to unsafe water...definitely it needs an urgent attention

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  2. A pertinent Blog with the onset of summer.

    Education is a necessity for conservation of water. The message has to be conveyed thru all mediums. Wastage of precious water has to be curtailed.

    More over rain water harvesting methods at each individual house level should be encouraged. Many houses in Bhopal have their own Borewells, but are not aware as to recharge them from rian water collected from rooftops. Agencies and methods must be propagated to ensure recharging of such bore wells.

    Rajan

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  3. ... c a major part of bhopal is deprived of regular water supply, the bastis around the former union carbide factory are forced to consume polluted water-when we have a beautiful bada talaab in the city..... in the neighbouring biaora.. last year people were getting water supply once in 15 days and conditions are likely to be even worse in the coming days.... so there is urgent need to understand the importance of water.. save and conserve---it is precious.

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  4. Great Thoughts

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  5. DEEP DISH BOSS,

    the war has alrady begun for water ....Of all the planet's renewable resources, fresh water will be the most difficult to purify, expensive to transport and impossible to substitute.

    "Water is not like oil. There is no substitute. If we continue to take it for granted, much of the earth is going to run short of water or food - or both."

    "No single measure would do more to reduce disease and save lives in the developing world than bringing safe water and adequate sanitation" (Kofi Annan).

    Over the next 20 years, the world's population will increase from the present 6.4 billion to an estimated 7.2 billion whereas the average supply of water per person is expected to fall by one-third.

    The hardest hit will be the poorest.JAL ABBHIYAN SE CHAL KO HATANA GOGA.MAYA KO DOOR RAKHNA GOGA.

    According to UN, by 2025 as many as 500 crores of people will be facing water shortage; as many as 270 crores will face severe water shortages, if the world continues consuming water at the present rate.

    Water scarcity is estimated to cause annual global losses of 350 million tonnes of food production by 2025.


    "Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict" (Kofi Annan.

    Population growth, climate change, overuse/ misuse of water and pollution of available water are the principal causes of the crisis.

    Major sources of water pollution are human wastes, industrial wastes and chemicals and pesticides and fertilizers used for farming.We have been pumping groundwater faster than aquifers can recharge.Much of the municipal water supply is lost before it reaches consumers, leaking out of water mains, pipes or faucets or disappearing through illegal taps.
    .Even we are responsible for
    In plain terms, as far as fresh water is concerned, the world has been living way beyond its means.

    DD BOSS WHAT SAY U...

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  6. Yes, I could see it now, its different and impressive.

    Try to link water with tree, the green cover. Forests are the key to water. This dimension has not been so far brought home forcefully.

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