FAQs about Water Pollution and Shortage
2. Why is water important for life?
Water is the fundamental element for the life of human beings and for all living beings that inhabit the Earth. Being essential for the survival of humanity, it was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations “the human right to water and sanitation” in July 2010.
The human body is composed of 60% water and plays a fundamental role in body functions such as: cleanses the kidneys of toxins, moisture in the mouth, eyes and body membranes, maintains body temperature, allows transport through the blood, oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, in addition to needing potable water to drink it, clean water is also essential for the hygiene and sanitation of the world’s population.
Water is essential for agriculture, livestock and industry, without it there is food shortage and hunger worldwide. Plant species that need a large amount of water to develop disappear, so without it they dry up and become extinct.
FAQs about Pollution and water shortage
Updated and extended in August 2021
1. What is the hydrosphere?
2. Why is water important?
3. What is water pollution?
4. What are the main water pollutants?
5. What diseases does water pollution transmit?
6. Which are the countries that best manage their waters?
7. What should be done to keep the waters clean?
8. What are oligotrophization and eutrophication of lakes?
9. What is water scarcity?
10. What are the causes of water scarcity?
11. What is water stress, periodic scarcity and water scarcity?
12. Can we finish drinking water on the planet?
13. What are the cities with the greatest water shortage?
14. Could wastewater be used to solve the water shortage?
15. Why is not the water in the seas desalinated?
United Nations. Global Issues. Water. https://www.un.org/en/global-issues/water
United Nations. UN-Water. Water Scarcity. https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/scarcity/
UNESCO. Is wastewater the new black gold? 21/03/2017. https://en.unesco.org/news/wastewater-new-black-gold
UNESCO. Water Scarcity and Quality. https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/hydrology/water-scarcity-and-quality
Wikipedia. Water scarcity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_scarcity
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