Worldwide Water Crisis


Guillermo Kaempfer

With every passing day the water crisis worsens with about 2.8 billion suffering every month worldwide. On the other hand, there’s 1.2 billion that don’t have access to potable water. It’s become hard to come across clean water due to contamination, human need, floods, and droughts. A crisis can arrive the moment the amount of water in a region is less than the amount of people. As a result of this, many go without water and suffer severe dehydration and lose a major resource.

Water has been taken for granted as it’s one of the most abundant resources in the world, but that doesn’t mean there’s enough clean water. One of the major issues have been clean water rather than water itself. Due to issues mentioned before it’s harder to come across pure water for many people worldwide. Statistically, about every one in six people worldwide are affected by the crisis.

For many water is a part of everyday life and there isn’t a shortage. It’s hard to imagine the situation when you’ve become so accustomed to having such an accessible source. Additionally, not everyone is aware of the fact that having clean and accessible water in itself is a privilege. ”For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it” (Marcus Samuelsson). Overall, the water crisis is a worldwide epidemic that isn’t always acknowledged by the masses even though it’s one of the most essential parts of human life.