Ground Report | New Delhi: What will the water situation; By 2050, in just 30 years, there will be around 7,594 million people who will inhabit the blue planet, misnamed Earth, because 70% of its surface is covered with water. However, the exponential growth of the world population that is expected will make water stress greater worldwide because the demand for water will grow by 55%, especially in the industrial sector, but also in electricity production and use. domestic.
What will the water situation
Climate change will seriously affect the availability of water for basic human needs and jeopardize access to safe water and sanitation for billions.
Water is the main chemical component of the body and represents approximately 70% of body weight, indicating that it is essential for life and we depend on it to survive. What happens if we don’t drink water? The lack of water in our body can lead to physical reactions such as dry throat, muscle weakness, loss of elasticity of the skin, or lack of urine. And in extreme cases, disorientation and hallucinations can also appear.
This daily consumption will help us to keep the body temperature regulated, to improve our immune system and our skin. In short, staying hydrated makes us feel better so, you know, drink water and if it is from the tap better!
Clean water to end tropical diseases by 2030
However on the other hand WHO estimates that every dollar invested in water and sanitation has a return of more than five dollars in health benefits due to reduced health care costs for individuals and society, as well as higher productivity.
The new international strategy has four main objectives to meet in 2030:
- Reduce 90% of the number of people requiring NTD interventions
- Reduce 75% of life years lost to NTD-related disability.
- Achieve that 100 countries on the planet have at least one NTD eradicated
- Globally eradicate two NTDs: guinea worm and yaws.
In addition, to achieve them, it is accompanied by other strategic objectives that will drive the desired results. In the first place, the WHO considers it essential to increase global awareness about the collateral benefits of improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene on the eradication of TBS, and for this, it calls for the mobilization of all the agencies and actors involved to improve the collaboration and information on this matter.
And, of course, it will be vital to improve and advance the institutional governance of the countries in order to make the increasingly widespread eradication of these diseases a reality. But the WHO demands “to go from rhetoric to practice” and not to lose oneself in good words, but rather to propose projects, boost financing and make them a reality in order to have a direct impact and improve the lives of the most vulnerable population on the planet. Because without clean water reaching them every day, it will not be possible to achieve it.