Water is a precious and perishable resource. It is the basic need of everyone, plants, human beings, animals, microorganisms, everyone. Without water, nothing can exist anywhere in the entire universe, it is a unique source of life. 70% of our body is water and 3/4th of Earth is water. It might seem like water is the endless resource since it regenerates and redistributes itself through the process of rain. But it isn’t so. From among the 3/4th of Earth’s water, only 1% is usable. 97% is salty water and 2% is in the form of glaciers. People can die quickly without water than without food.
Since life is not possible without water, imagine the time when all the water becomes unusable or it becomes scarce. The water that looks clean from the outside will be toxic on the inside from industrial, sewer, or factory waste. It can cause mass illness and death if used by anyone, any living organism. So, to keep life going on, we must save water.
Parents must tell their kids about the importance of water and how to conserve water. Saving water helps to preserve our environment. Saving water reduces the energy required to process and deliver water. It helps in reducing pollution and conserving fuel resources. They should tell them not to waste too much water showering. And they must not bring water recreational toys that need a constant stream of water. Everyone must know the rules for water shortage and should follow the restrictions strictly in their area. Every company and its employees must actively conserve water at their own work and they must do everything to promote water conservation in effective ways.
There should be a program for spreading water awareness and tips for saving water. It could be done through the orientation manual or there could be training programs in schools, colleges, institutions, offices, everywhere. Tv, newspapers, banners, Radios, and Social Media, each one of the communication channels should promote the message. People must report waste of water and strict actions should be taken against the ones who wastewater. This should be done especially in schools. Because the younger the mind is, the sooner they can understand how important it is to save the water and how to save it. Citizens must be educated on the importance of water and why it is important to save every last drop.
People are facing grave issues with water in hot climates, poorer countries, richer countries in summer times. There is a scarcity of water everywhere. People have to walk a thousand miles or wait hours and hours to get one bucket full of water that’s good enough for drinking in dry nations. Everywhere, drinking water is getting expensive to produce. What should have been free, now a good slice from earnings of people in nations goes into it. If there is no water, everything will die. So, plant more trees. It will create more rainfall. Create lakes ponds and wells for rainwater harvesting. There are many ways to save water and we must do everything in our power to save water for a better, and further life. We must remember that there will be no life of any kind without water on any planet.
A short speech from Africa.