Oceans make up two-thirds of the Earth (“Drinking Water,”2008)....
25-33% of Chinese do not have access to safe drinking water.
Hunger is another negative effect associated with water scarcity. According to analysts, 70% of water sources is normally used for irrigation and agriculture. According to them, less water normally leads to low crop production which in the long run leads to hunger and thirst.
Most of the Earth’s water is unsuitable for human consuption.
Poor education and poverty are also some of the most common negative effects associated with water scarcity. Many children in Africa normally walk for miles searching for water. This normally tire them and in some cases force them to miss school. In the long run, such individuals usually fail to secure the basic knowledge and skills which focus on job creation and poverty eradication.
One of the major causes of water scarcity in China is its climate.
I would like to propose the following two ideas to my panel on water issues: 1. To create an International Water Commission to develop and manage water usage agreements in order to prevent conflict with the waters of the Tigris, Euphrates, and Jordan rivers. This proposal has never been presented before, but once completed will be a major step forward in reducing conflict and building peace in the Middle East. I have been involved in drinking water and sanitation issues at the global and local levels since 1978, and have lived as a US diplomat in the region for
Thesis Statement On Water Shortage
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