Water scarcity...

India
June 14, 2008 10:52pm CST
Water is essential for survival of humanity. In many places water scarcity is there and in those places water is being charged. Do you think this will go on for ever? What do you think is the remedy?
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@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I live in a part of the U.S. where water is precious. Since the city is growing rapidly, the problem is only going to get worse. A couple of years ago it seemed that people were really beginning to get serious about conservation. Then, last year was unusually wet. Now we are in the middle of a drought. The abundance of the previous year has been consumed, and water rationing is scheduled to begin tomorrow. When will people learn? I can't point a finger. Because it would be so expensive to resod our yard, we've tried to keep it green. The water in the glass restaurant patrons are being asked to pay for is not sufficient to quibble about, but it might be when added to the extra water used in the extra dishwasher loads. I heard on TV that more people are choosing to drive dirty cars. Maybe that's a step in the right direction.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
15 Jun 08
Hello,snakequeen!Water is an essential item for the existence of life in this earth.the present water scarcity is man made and all we suffer now.we recklessly reduced the size of the forests for which we we are not getting enough rain in our localities and because nonexistence of enough forests the rain water flows down to rivers and ultimately to the oceans,for which the ground water level has gone down and it is not possible to harvest those and utilise for our survival.so with a view to get enough water we must create and maintain at least 33% forests throughout the country.it should be our motto to preserve the forest and maintain ecological balance.thanx.
• Canada
15 Jun 08
I do not know where you live but I am sure that the folks in the Mid West of the US are not agreeing with you right now! They are really having some terrible floods back there. As far as charging for water because of shortages is insane! How is money going to buy more water! LOL! However, I can understand charging for water services like in big towns. I think if the world, not just the US would start cleaning up their part of the world we would probably have plenty of water. I also think that using water responsibly would also help. Don't run the water when you are brushing your teeth, turn it on only when you need to rinse. Using gray water to water your lawn and outside plants. There are many sites that can help you to learn how to conserve. If we all do our part it will help.
• United States
15 Jun 08
I believe less waste and more efficient use of water is essential if there is going to be enough water for every one's needs. * Grass lawns is one example of waste. They can be replaced by yards of native plants that are equally beautiful. Old fashioned toilets are another example of waste. Five gallons of water to flush urine is exceedingly wasteful. Several places are working diligently to recycle waste water to drinkable water. It's a whole lot less disgusting than it sounds. Fish poop in reservoirs. * We will have to clean up the fresh water of this planet. Much is polluted. New technologies are being invented at a feverish pace to do this. * Humidity converters can convert air into fresh water. That technology is in it's infancy, but again, it's at fever pitch. * Desalination is another option. Right now, it's expensive, but combined with alternative energy such as solar, the cost will come down.
@CraigA (8)
• United States
15 Jun 08
If the population continues to increase water consumption will continue to increase as the fresh water availability decreases. I imagine that people will find a way to filter ocean water more efficiently and we will use that out of necessity. because the way things are going we are not going to be able to survive forever on what we have. I do not know much about water being charged, nor do I know much about the water situation, but I do think that the watersheds should be protected. I also think people should conserve water as much as possible. I really don't know much on this subject and would be very interested in others opinions. Craig
@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
We should value what we have and protect watershed or else we will die of dehydration.