On a planetary scale, unless something catastrophic happens, the earth shouldn’t run out of fresh water. Thanks to the water cycle where the eco-system continuously produces and recycles water. The system morphing it from vapor to liquid, and ice as it circulates the globe. Below are some stunning facts about clean water that you will find fascinating as well as heartbreaking too:
- Approximately 1.1 billion people around the World have a lack of access to safe water.
- The damage caused by unclean water is disastrous. Every year 1.1 million people, under the age of 5, die from diarrheal diseases. 300 to 500 million people suffer from malaria.
- The major populations without access to clean water are often found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the top 5 areas for unsafe water are Sub Saharan Africa with 319 million people, Southern Asia with 134 million people, Eastern Asia with 65 million people, South-Eastern Asia with 61 million people, and all other regions with 84 million people.
- Children are the hardest hit by unsafe water as a child dies every 90 seconds from water-related diseases.
The Importance of Water Sanitation
Water is a vital element of our environment. We can’t think of leading a day without water. We can live without eating food but without drinking water, we can’t live. We also use it for many purposes such as cooking food, washing clothes and utensils, etc.
Nowadays, water is being polluted by us in many ways. As a result, we are getting impure water instead of clean and pure water. So, we need to know how to sanitize impure, dirty water when we are lacking clean water.
Impacts of a lack of clean water
The impacts of the lack of clean water are dangerous. As many people recently are lacking a sufficient amount of clean water, they somehow lead their lives by using dirty water. Dirty water carries many hazardous parasites like bacteria, viruses, etc. Therefore, by drinking this kind of water, they suffer from many waterborne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, etc.
Besides, due to lack of clean water, many schools can’t offer decent sanitation facilities to their students. As a result, many students’ especially female students are forced to drop out of primary school, without completing their education. It greatly hinders the development process of a country.
Why drinking clean water is essential?
Our body is made of approximately 60% water on average. So, we need to be consistently hydrated for our physiological systems to operate. In fact, we need clean water because only clean water can help maintain our organ health and allow the blood to maintain the consistency it needs to flow freely and transport oxygen and nutrients to every cell of our body
Clean water is important for maintaining our health. Without clean water, our health is supposed to get worse by many diseases like hepatitis A, typhoid, etc. So, it is really important for us to have sufficient access to clean water.
Clean, fresh and pure water also helps our body to get rid of many dangerous toxins that are mainly created due to bodily reactions, obtained from outside sources or ones that occur owing to the consumption of contaminated water.
Clean water is also necessary for the production of food. We must use water comes from clean and fresh source for agriculture purpose. Clean water is also needed for proper sanitation too.
If we use contaminated water to wash our used clothes and to wash, then the germs will possibly spread into our clothes and our bodies. The same is the case for cooking, cleaning and other similar tasks that are integrally connected to our lives.
Importance of water sanitation
It is essential for us to sanitize impure water for our purposes. If we sanitize water properly, then we will be able to lead a healthy life. We, especially the people below the poverty line will be able to refrain from waterborne diseases.
Educational institutions will be able to provide their students with hygienic sanitation facilities which will be a key step to preventing female students from dropping out and ensuring women empowerment. So, we should create an awareness program about the importance of water sanitation in countries where getting access to clean water is tough.
Water sanitation is essential for our lives, our development as humans. We will be able to live a dignified life by using fresh and clean water, especially those located in disadvantaged areas. They will be able to overcome many of their problems just by using clean water. So, we should try as hard as we can to provide everyone in the World with clean water by sanitizing it’s impure form.