Essay On Water Resources

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“Water resources management is the process of decision-making on assessment, allocation, use, regulation, monitoring and development of surface and underground water sources” (based on EC, 1998). Water is known as the one of the most important substances on earth. All plants and animals require water to survive. There would be no life on earth if there was no water. People have many more other uses for water other then drinking it to survive. As the water is the most influential substance on earth so its recourses must be managed. About 25 years ago politicians, academics and journalists have frequently predicted that future wars will be on water. Commonly cited quotes include that of former Egyptian Foreign Minister and Secretary General of United Nations Boutrous Ghali, who forecasted, “The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics”; his successor at the UN, Kofi Annan, who in 2001 said, “Fierce competition for fresh water may well become the source of conflicts and war in future” and the former president of World Bank, Ismail Serageldin said “The wars of the next century will be over water unless significant changes in governance occurred” Water issue touches all segments of society and…show more content…
Hence results in pressures, risks and conflicts in balancing economic development with healthy water resources. But, in order to progress, underdeveloped regions of the world must develop water infrastructure. The challenge for governments is to balance development with worthwhile. This means to develop a smarter ways to manage water resources and finding appropriate responses to the circumstances in each particular area. Managers also have to address pollution. Water pollution is increasing because of towns and cities spread along riverbanks and lakeshores. Farmers are using fertilizers and pesticides, which results in increase of chemical
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