Water Insecurity and the Paths to Global Water Security

The road to worldwide water security is a holistic one that includes many factors. For clean water to be allocated equitably and sustainably, we all have a role to play in the fight against water barons and food barons, and we have to try to be stewards of our environment.

Tools of control

I wrote this for a presentation in my ENS class. It was too long to finish, so I thought I would post it. It deals with humanitarian issues like water security and how it is connected with food security, farming practices, waste management and infrastructure.

Some basic water facts: 

 

As many know, water itself is composed of H20 molecules, containing two hydrogen atoms with one oxygen atom held by covalent bonds. Fresh water has a salt concentration of less than 0.1%. Water exists in three phase states as a gas, liquid and solid. Temperature and gravity change the phase state of water.

Life evolved from nucleic acids in water aided by the hydrologic cycle, and water is vital for all known forms of life. [1] The human body contains 55 to 78% water and requires at least one liter of water per day. [2] Water helps provide oxygen, blood plasma…

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