Mitigation Strategies and Solutions
Around the world we are having more and more issues with our water resources being conserved and preserved. We need to increase our public awareness thru our local governments. With the increase in human population, increase in standards of living and pollution, our constant demands are changing every day.
Water is an essential for all human existence. It is also the existence for no-living existence. We would all cease to exist with this clean clear substance that we seem to take advantage of and seem to think with just a turn off a faucet we get a large abundance of for free.
Non-living and Living Factors:
The constant new building that is being done appears to be a major factor that is affecting our water resources. It also affects it contaminating the run-off which in turn affects our drinking water. These disease causing contaminents enter our systems that are in our water from untreated sewers, septic tanks, boats and storm drains that are not properly cleaned. Water borne ailments can cause hookworms, intestinal parasites, typhoid fever, amoebiasis diarrhea and numerous other bacterial and viral diseases. Water that is polluted can cause earaches, conjunctivitis, upper respiratory infections skin rashes, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation of the brain and other ailments.
These types of water borne disease are more prevalent in third world countries or in severe poverty stricken states.
The large ships and tankers that are cruising our oceans are not any better especially when there is an oil spillage. The numerous amounts of pollutants that are dumped into the water also affect the fish that need the water to survive. During an oil spill, it removes the oxygen from the water, coats the gills making it impossible for them to breath. These fish wind up dying, rotting in the water and adding more contaminants into the water.
A non-living problem would be plants,...