“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”Gandhi
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Imagine if we had asked people 100 years ago, what they thought will occur during the next century, in terms of demography, economic growth, agriculture, water and the environment. The term environment would not be understood. The nearest reference would probably be identified as fire, earth, air and water (Aristotle). 100-year later words such as environment as sustainable development are some of the most-used words, the twentieth aggregate global gross domestic product (GDP) multiplied 19 times (IMF 2000).
A combination of demographic, technological, and economic trends has accelerated the ability of humans to modify their built and natural habitats. Growth in the world’s economic sectors—including agriculture—and urban centre is changing the landscapes of our Earth and multiplying the flow of goods and services derived from water and other natural resources.
A bigger gap between rich and poor
But the benefits have not been shared by everyone. Gaps between the rich and the poor have been and remind, wide and are increasing (IMF 2000). In the north, for example, overeating is estimated to 1.5 billion persons, aged 20 years and above, (Beddington 2012 ) We take for granted safe water at any time and place. However, access to safe water is still a dream for about 900 million people and more than 2.5 billion lack access to safe sanitation.
The needs for urban water and rural water supply are tremendous According to World Health Organization and the United Nations the inner city population in developing countries in 1990 without access to safe drinking water was approximately 240 million people, and in rural areas in developing countries was roughly 980 million people, for a total of 1,200 million people without access to safe drinking water. A decade later (1990 – 2000), the total population in developing countries requiring safe drinking water rose to more than 2000 million people.
It’s time for a new and different way of thinking, recycle, reduce waste and losses of the product manufactured (between one-third and one-half 1/3 of food produced on the farm is lost, wasted or converted (field-fork) (Lundqvist 2008; Lundqvist 2010; Gustavsson 2011 ) This is not only applied to food and water. Similar view can be made concerning other commodities.
Humans are the most dangerous animal
p>Of Earths, all living creatures on humans are the only species with the capacity to reflect on their behaviour and change it as needed to achieve the goals of humanity in harmony with the dynamics of natural resources, water and food essential for our health and economic and social well-being. A global sustainable future is reachable in a world with incredible opportunities, nevertheless, also with limits and boundaries. Human have the ability to create unbelievable beauty, magnificent art, music and scientific knowledge. However, we can no longer ignore the truth that we are also the most dangerous animal.
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Water and Environment Facts
Source and Useful Information
Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity
Revisiting Water Security Climate Change and its Effects on Water Resources Springer
Dictionary of Water and Waste Management By Paul G. Smith and John S. Scott
UN-Water is the United Nations http://www.unwater.org/
Charity: water: http://www.charitywater.org/
Threats to Global Water Security Springer Published in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division