Construction for Save Water Save Future
Water is one of the most important aspects of mother nature and like all other things even its getting depleted due to human activities in day to day life, i.e Consuming more than required and not saving is also leading to this problem. The current problem and majorly in Chennai and Hyderabad areas are getting dried up. Its time we take a step towards the environment. Our Education and environment are the only two things which give us but never ask back. As of now, it’s our time to implement the same education n giving back to the environment.
Since water is a basic need, consideration for a reservation should be taken seriously for use during the drier months. Water harvesting ought to be included in planning for the development of all residential houses. Harvesting and storage of water are required to take care of population growth, increased urbanization, environmental degradation, dry conditions, water point conflicts that are all continuously increasing stress on available water sources. According to projected statistics, by 2024-2025, two-thirds of the World’s population could be living in severe water stress conditions. It means that human dependency on available water sources is going to be tested to the limit.
It is a vital reason to manage sparingly scarce waters so that humanity can depend on for a variety of future uses including for sustainable food production. Agriculture is said to utilize about 70% of the World’s freshwaters through irrigation. The increasing population and changing diet are expected to increase food demand. Based on this current use pattern, agricultural water utilization is expected to increase to provide food for the increasing population. The impacts of environmental degradation and climate change continue to show in oceans and mountain tops. Rapid glaciers are melting and snowpacks are decreasing. Water flow to lower areas is slowly becoming inadequate. In the end, communities that depend on those sources will be in dire need of alternative water. Climate change effects added to depletion of available water sources could increasingly restrict access to safe water and sanitation and render food security unachievable.
Instead of going for expensive options such as drilling boreholes, a more low-cost alternative could be to provide rain run-off catchments that trap and reserve water. This can assure crop and livestock agriculture throughout the year. Low-cost efficient technologies exist for rainwater harvesting. One that is cost-effective and is applicable without difficulties is achieved by lining polythene material around the walls of an excavated underground tank. Provided the tank is big enough, storage tanks can reserve enough water for big crop plantations and livestock. An underground tank costs less which most people can afford. More expensive technologies include storage tanks made of Ferro-cement material or bricks or plastic.
A well-constructed tank is capable of collecting 90,000 liters of water. The Government should introduce a policy to require the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to encourage residents to incorporate rainwater harvesting in designs of residential housings. Doing this will increase access to clean and safe water and also food security.
Water is very precious and has to be preserved not only for us for the sake of the environment which is going to be a major part of our future generation. People have to opt for more nature-friendly steps in order to maintain the balance between nature and their activities.