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Environmental Science Essay

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The topic I have chosen to write about for my final project is water resources. Water resources are very important because without water this world as we know it wouldn’t be in existence. We all need water for daily survival and we need to do whatever we can to help keep our water resources clean and from drying out. I will discuss in details issues we are currently facing and how nonliving and living factors contribute to this issue, positive and negative human effects. My paper will also include a sustainability and mitigation plan and provide benefits and challenges regarding water resources. My paper will also help individuals to understand the importance of water resources ...view middle of the document...

Trees and other land plants add water back into the atmosphere through transpiration. When trees are cut down, we break this part of the water cycle. Some dry periods are normal and can happen anywhere in the world. Droughts are a longer term event and can have serious consequences for a region. Because it is difficult to predict when droughts will happen, it is difficult for countries to predict how serious water shortages will be each year.
Nonliving and living factors that contribute to energy conversation

Human beings are the main contributors to the problems caused and are affected by water resources.
 Increasing population means an increase in demand for water supply
 Humans naturally waste a lot of water
There is a very high demand for water especially because of our growing population because the more our population expands the need for more water increases. Each and every one of us can do our part to help reduce the use of water and we can start by monitoring the water within our household. We can cut down on water when washing dishes by hand or machine, brushing our teeth, taking showers, watering our lawns, washing our hands and make sure we fix all leaky faucets if any. As per an article on wikibooks water shortages hurt human health, agriculture and the environment. What happens when water supplies run out? In undeveloped regions in the world, people are often forced to move to a place where there is water. This can result in serious conflicts, even wars, between groups of people competing for water. Water disputes happen in developed countries as well. Water-thirsty regions may build aqueducts, large canals or pathways to import water from other locations. For example, several cities in arid regions of the United States import water from the Colorado River. So much water is taken from the river that it can end as just a trickle when it reaches Mexico. Years ago, Mexico could depend on the river supplying water for irrigation and other uses. Today that water resource is gone from importing water upstream (2013).

Positive and negative human effects
Positive Human effects:
• Provides cleaner water for humans to drink
• Awareness of maintaining our depleting water resources
• In the long run, put money back into our pockets

Negative human effects:
• Can be costly in short and long term
• Time consuming to get everyone on board to follow given instructions
• Indirectly harm the environment

Current sustainability strategies and solutions
There are so many sustainability strategies and solutions that have been recently and in the past created but I can only provide information on a few.
According to an article written on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website increasing demands are being placed on finite water resources to supply drinking water, water for other societal needs (including energy, agriculture and industry), and the water necessary to support healthy aquatic ecosystems....

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