Please explain why water is a precious resource

Please explain why water is a precious resource

Saturday - 05/13/2023 10:50
Water is a valuable resource because it is essential for our basic needs. We use water for cooking, washing dishes, bathing, laundry, and daily drinking. 
If there is a fire incident, how much water is needed then? People haven't realized the value of water partly because our water supply is abundant. Imagine a day when water suddenly runs out, would humans and other organisms on this planet be able to survive? It's similar to how we are living for a long life, where individuals can live up to 100 years, and some even longer. Therefore, we don't realize that each passing day shortens our lifespan. That's why there is a saying, "Thankful for each morning awakening, we have another day to love." We are grateful for life, for being loved, but we also need a similar saying: "Thankful for each morning awakening, we still have clean water to use."

There are still many places in the world that lack water. Water covers 3/4 of the Earth's surface, but only about 2.5% of that is usable water. High mountains, remote islands, deserts, Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, India, and others are in great need of water. Currently, around 1.3 billion people lack access to water, and 2.5 billion people do not have filtration systems to recycle used water. Every day, 4,000 children have to drink polluted water. According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 1.8 million children die each year worldwide due to a lack of clean water and poor sanitation conditions. Currently, about 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to clean water. Therefore, let's use water sparingly and share it with everyone!

With climate change, global warming, and the melting of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, rising sea levels serve as an alarm for the depletion of freshwater. Human activities such as indiscriminate waste disposal, releasing toxic wastewater into rivers, lakes, and damaging the headwaters of forests, seriously threaten our freshwater sources. That's why March 22nd is designated as World Water Day by the United Nations. Above all, it calls for adherence to the Kyoto Protocol on combating climate change.
water is a valuable resource

Every year, we have one hour without electricity, known as "Earth Hour," which attracts the participation of many countries. Therefore, we must have awareness to protect water resources and mobilize people to work together to make the environment cleaner.

We should remember that water is a precious resource, not limitless, and not eternal. If forests are considered the green lungs of the Earth, then water is the lifeblood of forests. That is why water is a precious resource.
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