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MAY 2013

NGO

No 08
Dear readers we want to
thank you for keep following
us in this journey to bring
fresh water to those people in
extreme drought.
This month we will aboard a
very interesting article about
the question can the world
afford water for everyone?
For how long time we might
have guaranty this resource?
is a very interesting article
to
analyze
and
value
information to know.
Happy mother’s day!

 Help the population to reach a good basic life
standard related with water’s access and its
preservation.
 Help and support the population for water’s regulation
and respecting sustainable development.
 Farther, assist and develop water’s management by
putting in service innovative techniques.
 Fundraising for the objectives already described.
 Population awareness about environments problems
related to water.

Dear EarthTalk: How could there ever be a “water scarcity?” Isn’t water the most
plentiful thing on Earth?

“Too many cars, too many factories, too much detergent, too much pesticide,
multiplying contrails, inadequate sewage treatment plants, too little water, too much
carbon dioxide all can be
traced easily to too
many people”
Ocean water may cover
more than 70 percent of
the Earth’s surface, but
thirsty humans rely on
finite
supplies
of
freshwater to stay alive.
And with
exploding
human
population
growth, especially in
poor countries, these
finite
supplies
get
quickly spoken for.
For example Texas is hit with a record drought. Some 1 million Mexico City residents
rely solely on truck deliveries for clean water. In the Horn of Africa, more than 13 million
people are suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. According to the World Water
Council, 1.1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.
Billions of People Lack Clean Water
According to the World Bank, as many as two billion people lack adequate sanitation
facilities to protect them from water-borne disease, while a billion lack access to clean
water altogether. According to the United Nations, which has declared 2005-2015 the
“Water for Life” decade, 95 percent of the world’s cities still dump raw sewage into their
water supplies. Thus it should come as no surprise to know that 80 percent of all the
health maladies in developing countries can be traced back to unsanitary water.

Water Scarcity Likely to Increase as Population Grows
As the drought spread around
the world, the number of
Population Matters said
today for example that
the UK’s rapid population
growth exacerbated their
water problems. “Any
resource ‘shortage’ is
also a population ‘long
age’”, said Population
Matters Chair
Roger Martin. “Too little
water for the people’ is just
another way of saying ‘Too
many people for the water available’”.
“As long as our numbers keep growing, our resource and environmental problems – of
water, energy, food, transport, countryside, urban sprawl, congestion, noise, dark skies
or waste disposal – are going to get worse”, he went on. “Rainfall is climate related; and
more people mean more CO2 emissions, so more climate change; and that means
more droughts, like now, and more floods, as in recent years. And more people also
means we have a smaller share each of water in droughts, and more houses to be
flooded in the future”
As well Sandra Postel, author of the 1998 book, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity,
predicts big water availability problems as populations of so-called “water-stressed”
countries jump perhaps six fold over the next 30 years. “It raises tons of issues about
water and agriculture, growing enough food, providing for all the material needs that
people demand as incomes increase, and providing drinking water,” says Postel.
Developed
Nations
Using
Disproportionate Amount of
Water
Developed
countries
aren’t
immune to freshwater problems
either. Researchers found a sixfold increase in water use for only
a two-fold increase in population

size in the United States since 1900. Such a trend reflects the connection between
higher living standards and increased water usage, and underscores the need for more
sustainable management and use of water supplies even in more developed societies.
The information on water consumption in the world is provided by the United Nations
(UN, UNESCO, and FAO, see list of publications below).
Worldwide, agriculture accounts for 70% of all water consumption, compared to 20% for
industry and 10% for domestic use. In industrialized nations, however, industries
consume more than half of the water available for human use. Belgium, for example,
uses 80% of the water available for industry.
Freshwater withdrawals have tripled over the last 50 years. Demand for freshwater is
increasing by 64 billion cubic meters a year (1 cubic meter = 1,000 liters)





The world’s population is growing by roughly 80 million people each year.
Changes in lifestyles and eating habits in recent years are requiring more water
consumption per capita. The production of biofuels has also increased sharply in
recent years, with significant impact on water demand. Between 1,000 and 4,000
liters of water are needed to produce a single liter of biofuel.
Energy demand is also accelerating, with corresponding implications for water
demand.

Almost 80% of diseases in so called "developing" countries are associated with water,
causing some three million early deaths. For example, 5,000 children die every day
from diarrhea, or one every 17 seconds.
Environmentalists Oppose Desalination Solution
With world population expected to pass nine billion by mid-century, solutions to water
scarcity problems are not going to come easy. Some have suggested that technology-such as large-scale saltwater desalination plants--could generate more freshwater for
the world to use. But environmentalists argue that depleting ocean water is no answer
and will only create other big problems. In any case, research and development into
improving desalination technologies is ongoing, especially in Saudi Arabia, Israel and
Japan. And already an estimated 11,000 desalination plants exist in some 120 countries
around the world.
But desalination is not a solution to freshwater shortages being reported by many dry
regions around the globe, including many sections of the United States. Adam Scow of
Food & Water Watch argues that conservation of water is the better strategy and notes

that “the technology is being pushed by private interests looking to profit from the sale of
water while sticking the public with its high financial and environmental costs.”
Desalination has high energy costs, and the leftover salt is a pollutant. He explains that
about 80 percent of California’s water, for example, is used for agriculture purposes.
Farmers could plan for efficient water use by using more care in selecting crops
appropriate for their region’s climate and ecology. The United States and other nations
could do more to protect freshwater supplies by collecting rainwater and keeping up
with maintenance of crucial water infrastructure systems.

Water and Market Economics
Others believe that applying market principles to water would facilitate a more efficient
distribution of supply everywhere. Analysts at the Harvard Middle East Water Project,
for example, advocate assigning a monetary value to freshwater, rather thanconsidering
it a free natural commodity. They say such an approach could help mitigate the political
and security tensions caused by water scarcity.
Personal Action to Conserve Water Resources

In order to make any improvements regarding the issue of water scarcity in our world
today, more than one solution is
necessary. Although water scarcity is
not a substantial problem to every
country currently, many countries feel
the effects of water scarcity and the
issue must be addressed. If this issue
is not dealt with soon, it will become a
problem for many other countries in
the near future, some which are
already beginning to feel the effects.
There are several actions that would
be effective in preserving and
conserving water.
As individuals, we can all rein in our own water use to help conserve what is becoming
an ever more precious resource. We can hold off on watering our lawns in times of
drought. And when it does rain, we can gather gutter water in barrels to feed garden
hoses and sprinklers. We can turn off the faucet while we brush our teeth or shave, and
take shorter showers. As Sandra Postel concludes, “Doing more with less is the first
and easiest step along the path toward water security.”

We hope you that all this
information might be useful for you!
Hoping to reach the biggest number
of people and public awareness
and it repercussion in all aspects of
life

We thank you for your support and
we expect to keep counting with.

Also we would like to thank you and your support and
continue with our
Projets at this moment we are needing fonds for our
projects in the village of Ketome Niger and Tera please be
part of this humanitarian
Mission we thank you deeply !

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