Global Water Shortage Pt.1 / BBC World News America
A Billion people don’t have access to sufficient water and with water use growing at twice the rate of the population, water will surpass oil as the most desired and needed liquid. BBC sent 4 correspondents around the world to investigate. Then Matt Frei talkes with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University.
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It was 1903 when the Christensson family began trading and shipping flammable oils. For more than a century now, the family has run a variety of businesses at sea. The managing director of Sweden Water Export has also been involved in aid work in several developing countries.
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Message: There have been cries of water in almost every part of the country. Women and children including men almost in every part of Geita and Mwanza areas, search for water every day in virtually all cities, towns and even in rural vicinity. It is no longer a secret that access to safe water is essential for addressing poverty and health problems.
Nearly half of the population living in Geita and Mwanza Region have not enough pure fresh water for use or to drink. Population growth, Air pollution, Agriculture activities, shortage of wells, Lack of water treatment plants and reagents is seen as a major factor in precipitating these problems. Not all villages are situated in areas close to deep boreholes.Almost a water of the villagers living in these areas had supplies with dirt and low amount of water for the use of 5 to 10 liters per day for each family.This increase infections diseases like diarrhea, typhoid etc. Water management is a part of our ministry objectives as we need to enhance people development by promotion of better method of acquiring water and sanitation sustainable economy.
Lake in mountain areas with very clear, cold, nutrient-poor waters. Most of the water in a mountain lake is rainwater and meltwater from glaciers. The temperature in the mountain lakes are rarely over 10 degrees even in the surface waters in summer. The visibility in the mountain lakes are often very good, with a Swedish record in Rissajaure (near Abisko), with visibility of 37 meters.
Unlike war and terrorism, the global water crisis does not make media headlines, despite the fact that it claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. Unlike natural disasters, it does not rally concerted international action, despite the fact that more people die each year from drinking dirty water than from the world’s hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes combined.
Today’s water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet. And as cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the situation worsens. Every day, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills thousands, leaving others with reduced quality of life.