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Transcript of Potable water
By Aalap Dave, Parth Parmar
What is Potable Water?
-Only about .25% of the worlds water can be used
-Only some of the contaminants (To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.)
in unsafe water can be detected through taste, odor, and turbidity (if the water is clear or cloudy)
-1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. That's about one-sixth of the world's population.
-• 2.2 million people in developing countries (most of them children) die every year from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene.
Potable Water: Water that is of sufficiently high quality that can be consumed and used without the risk of immediate or long term harm
Potable Water can be found in most countries, yet there are many nations without the privilege of potable water, and who continue to struggle daily
India has 17% of the worlds population and only has 4% of the available drinking water
Non-potable water can cause multiple diseases, many of which can be deadly
Why is the Lack of Potable Water a Problem?
Waterborne diseases could occur such as Cholera, Hepatitis, Malaria, Polio, and more
Non-potable water kills 3.41 million people per year
What can we do?
In 3rd World countries, many struggle to find drinking water, and as a result many sustain injuries due to carrying large amounts of water for long distances as well as health problems due to infected water
How should the government be involved?
The US government already sponsors many charities attempting to make potable water available in under developed nations
The government could offer a relief program, similar to the Marshall Plan, to any nations suffering from a lack of access to potable water
Under-developed nations have not been able to supply safe drinking water, so this could help them supply a basic need to their citizens and further their economy.
Water related diseases are separated into five major categories:
-Water-washed: Infections caused by poor personal hygiene
-Water-based: Transmitted by aquatic organisms, such as worms
Water-related Insect Vector: Diseases spread by insects that breed in or near stagnant water
-Caused by Defective Sanitation: These are diseases spread through water that also contains feces
-Water-borne: spread by simply ingesting contaminated water
We can raise money through events such as bake sales , car washes, yard sales, and craft sales, and donate it to organizations such as Charity Water.
Charity Water is is a non-profit organization that bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Water used for drinking must be clean,
1.Suspend particles like mud and sand
(So the water must be transperent)
2.Excess of soluble salts
3.Pesticides and fertilizers that find thier way to water bodies that farms
4.Any harmful chemicals disposed of by industries