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Transcript of Water Industry
The History of Water
By Chelsea and Emily.
Ever since the beginning, water has played the most important role in maintaining a civilization. It supports crops for food, provided habitat for fish to feed villagers and even powered mills. The water industry sprouted from the need of fresh water, and to get it as efficiently as possible. In places like Rome, aqueducts were used to transport water from the mountains to city, it was then directed into a spa or used as a fresh water source.
Water is very reliable, and can be used as a raw material for solvents, coolants and as an energy source. It is also used all the time, and in almost every factory. The human population uses 22% of the world’s fresh water, and it is believed that in 2025 the world will be using about 24%. The problem is, most of our fresh water has been polluted and all this is effecting the environment. To be more specific the pollution is effecting, the health of mammals, fish, plants and even us as humans.
Nestle Water Bottle Scandal!
Nestle, takes millions of liters of water from Canada each year.
To be specific, Nestle is taking around 265 million liters of fresh Canadian water a year, and they are taking it for free. Not only are they stealing our water, but taking it to Switzerland, bottling it up, and selling it back to us.
So why is this happening? Well, it is because British Columbia lacks in ground-water laws; so Nestle Canada has been given the right to take our water. This is not just a recent thing though; it has been going on since the water act in 1996. The reason why it’s relevant now is because it’s majorly affecting the British Colombian water supply.
Bottled water has been around for years. The first bottle of water was invented in Roman times, and from there it spread throughout Europe. It eventually became part of the European heritage.
The water industry includes, private water companies, a large number of manufacturers and suppliers of bottled water, hydro and many others. The water industry is becoming an issue, as water security threatens the global community.
This is a graph of the pollution in Canada
This is a Map of the pollution in the Great Lakes
This is a map of where the pollution is being taken care of
The great lakes are a huge water source in Canada. Just the lakes alone take up 21% of the world’s fresh surface water. The problem is they are being polluted by all the cities they were built on, or close by the lakes.
The Great Lakes are a huge water source in Canada. Just the lakes alone take up 21% of the world’s fresh surface water. The problem is they are being polluted by all the cities that were built on, or close by the lakes.
When it rains in the fall, the creeks fill up with lot's of water and so the fish start spawning. Between the Spring and Summer time, the creeks start to dry out, which leads to the fish to die, because all that is left, is gravel. The government has known about this for quite a few years, but they don't do anything to fix it.
Fall: Here, is a photo of the fish spawning.
Spring: The fish eggs are still hatching, but the water is starting to evaporate.
Summer: the water has evaporated in the creeks, which means the fish have died because the creeks are so dry.
What is the water industry?
When, Where and How Water was used.
What is The History of Bottled Water?
The true future of the water industry is unknown, purely because there has been a lot said and not enough done. For example, we have the environmentalists trying to stop the over use of fresh water, and the major companies who are just trying to make billions of dollars. It sounds selfish, and it is, but if you think about, most of the companies are making things like corn, other food, cars, plains, clothes and appliances, all things that we as humans need to move forward. In conclusion, it’s up to us to decide whether to be innovative and find new ways to use less, or keep taking what we want, and eventually suffer the consequences.
By Chelsea Tomczyk and
From the 1700's-1800's .........
Here are some photo's that were taken by my Father, Bruce Cook.