Importance of water
"When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water" - Benjamin Franklin. Water is very important in every human society and serves as a resource, which is vital for economic development, agricultural development and very importantly serves in the wellbeing of humans in a community. "Despite enormous achievements over the past two decades, an estimated one billion of the earth’s citizens still lack safe drinking water" - VISION 21, an independent registered charity that provides support and information about climate change and sustainability. “Water is an essential resource for life and good health. A lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality today for one in three people around the world”- WHO 2009. Unsustainable water management practices like over-consumption and water pollution, with unpredicted and predicted climate change can affect water availability. The amount of fresh water available on the earth’s surface is limited, with its quality, which is under vigorous constant pressure. Hence there is the need to preserve fresh water quality for drinking water supply, food production, and recreational water use.
To obtain a sustainable water, water protection and management is highly important and this is seen in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) which requires all member states involved to have an integrated approach to the protection, improvement and sustainable use of Europe's rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters and groundwater. The aim is a long-term sustainable water management based on a high level of protection of the aquatic environment.
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