Water Conservation Essay
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One of the items people, animals, and our environment cannot live without is water. Water is extremely vital in the everyday life of everyone in the world from everyday life of drinking, washing clothes, animals, grains, cleaning, and so many other uses that eliminating water would eliminate our species as we all depend on the necessity of water. “The water footprint refers to the volumes of water consumption and pollution that are ‘behind’ your daily consumption”. (Network, 2010) If an average American uses approximately 80-100 gallons of water per day then an average American needs to change their ways and contribute to a better water footprint. Water is critical for ecological systems and the health of humans. Animals or plants…show more content…
Examples of products and water is that the “global average water footprint: 15500 liters of water per kg of beef” and the “global average water footprint: 2400 liters of water for one hamburger!” (Network, 2010) Understanding the amount of water our world uses is imperative as there are many consequences to follow globally.
The global consequences of using so much water are that globally we are in a water crisis. The demand for water is always a necessity and as population increases the need for water increases. The lack of safe drinking water and sanitation varies from country to country. “More than one out of six people lack access to safe drinking water, namely 1.1 billion people, and more than two out of six people lack adequate sanitation, namely 2.6 billion people. 2900 children die every day from water borne diseases”. (Council, 2009) Not only is there a crisis with consumption of water for people but also it is critical that humans reduce the amount of water they use for industrial and agricultural development in order not to effect the aquatic ecosystems and their species. “Water covers almost 70 percent of the surface of the globe and is the Earth’s most abundant resource. About 97 percent of the water is the oceans and is too salty for drinking, growing crops, and most other human resources”. (Frederick, 2004)
Since globally there is a water crisis, it is important to conserve as much water as possible every day. Not only understanding how I
Actor Aamir Khan is playing a new role in Maharashtra politics, which no politician or any political parties has ever played, till now. The actor is aiming to make Maharashtra a "drought-free" State in the country, in next five years. Aamir Khan's water conservative initiative name
Actor Aamir Khan is playing a new role in Maharashtra politics, which no politician or any political parties has ever played, till now. The actor is aiming to make Maharashtra a "drought-free" State in the country, in next five years.
Aamir Khan's water conservative initiative named - Paani Foundation has tasted a success of three talukas (tehsils) of Maharashtra in one year. Now the actor is aiming big.
"This year we have been successful in our project in three talukas of State. Now next year, we would go for thirties and in next five years would try to reach almost all 358 talukas in 36 districts of the State. Our target is to make Maharashtra completely drought free in next five years", Aamir Khan told journalists, on the occasion of Satyamev Jayte Water Cup Awards 2016 function, in Mumbai.
WATER CUP COMPETITION
With first prize of Rs 50 lakhs, second prize of Rs 30 lakhs and third prize of Rs 20 lakhs, Paani Foundation strategically announced its initiative, in the form of Water Cup Competition. 116 villages of three talukas of the State including - Koregaon (Satara district), Ambejogai (Beed district) and Warud (Amravati district) took part in the competition.
The competition was preceded by residential training camps of four days each organised by Aamir's Paani Foundation where every village wishing to compete sent five villagers, of whom two were women. About 800 villagers took part in the training and were taught the basics of watershed development through some innovative methods.
"The results of the Water Cup competition held from 20th April to 5th June 2016 brought thousands of villagers across the three talukas together", Aamir explained.
As a result, the total water storage created by the competing villagers was 1368 crore litres of water which is equal to 13,68,000 tankers of water. It is equal to Rs 272 crore worth of water which the country has saved annually. "Most important, all this was achieved without Paani Foundation funding any village", Aamir said.
The first prize of Rs 50 lakhs went to the village of Velu in Koregaon taluka, which created the highest amount of water storage through shramdan and machine work - a mammoth 231 TCM. The second prize of Rs 30 lakhs was shared by two villages, Khapartone from Ambejogai and Jaigaon from Koregaon. And, the third prize of Rs 20 lakhs was also shared by two villages, Radi Tanda from Ambejogai and Wathoda from Warud.
WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT
While explaining to journalists, Aamir said, "the reason why popular tv show Satyamev Jayate did not go on air was not because of Court's verdict, but because all the producers, directors and talents working on this show were busy in this water project. For us, the water conservation project in the State is the most important initiative."
Interestingly, with the support of Devendra Fadanvis government in the State, Paani Foundation succeeded in creating a platform where everybody from government, industrial houses, social organisation, NGOs and celebrities played an important role in this competition with the common villagers, to fight drought in Maharashtra.
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