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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Boondh:Even a drop counts



The world is at war over water. Goldman Sachs describes it as “the petroleum of the next century”. Disputes over water tend to start small and local – for instance, with the sort of protests that drought-stricken São Paolo has experienced in the year 2015. But minor civil unrest can quickly mushroom, as the bonds of civilisation snap.This article was published in NEWSWEEK in the year 2015 and it briefly explores on all the issues related to the world water problem and how they are acting as a catalyst in making one of mankind's biggest nightmare a shocking reality. The full article is accessible from here The World Will Soon be at War Over Water.

From our primary classes we were taught that about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered but what as hardly emphasised is that only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.

We all have about Cape Town, the beautiful port city of South Africa famous for its harbour and beaches but what most of us don't know is that the Beautiful city of Cape Town is on its way in achieving a feat which no other city or country would like to achieve.In a matter of few weeks, Cape Town will be the very first city in the world to completely run out of water.More can be read in details regarding the ongoing water crisis in Cape Town here Cape Town Water Crisis

Water and Air constitute the two most important element required for life to thrive and imbalance in any of these will have major consequences with Cape Town being an example. This drought in Cape Town will hit the economy of South Africa very hard affecting sectors like Agriculture, Tourism to mention few.This article in CNBC explores the economic scene of Cape Town and its consequences Cape Town is running out of water, and no one knows what economic impact that will have.

With Cape Town being the first, Bangalore is considered to be second in line and run out of water as early as 2023. This brings us to the most import question what exactly can be the reason behind this natural man-made calamity.

1. The First and the foremost is Climate Change, the condition in Cape Town is an alarming signal for all of us and it should unite the entire world in believing that it's not a hoax, Climate Change is Real and its happening now. The carbon emission from the first world country in the name of industrialization alone has brought a lot of imbalance in the ecological cycle and has turned our summers into winter and winter into summer.

2.The ever-growing population and lack of planning.More the Population more is the requirement...its a simple math and if a proper planning is not carried out the situation can escalate to an extent that it cant be curbed down.

3. Lack of Public Awareness.

So what can be done this parasite curbs the entire world and we go into water with each other over a drop of water.
Good Education begins at home and lets' start it creating awareness about saving water first among our own family members and then slowly taking it the other relatives and even the neighbourhood we live in.
Rain is nature's answer to the water problem the world is facing currently and we should ever prepare to take up the opportunity nature is providing and use it to own benefits.The culture of Rain Water Harvesting has increased over the last few decades but its still far behind it true potential. Water harvesting should be taken into serious account and the government should come up with more policies encouraging it both in urban and rural areas.

#CuttingPaani is once such noble initiative by LivPure to save water for a safe and hygienic living.

This Video clip of #CuttingPaani by LivPure has a very intriguing story to tell with a very important message in it.

 I have decided to be a part of it and contribute to this noble act by signing the petition, it's your time to act now.
I am in, are you?



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