The scarcity of usable and drinkable water is a growing problem across the globe. A new infographic from Distance Learning now sheds some light upon the logistics of the impending crisis that stems from a lack of available water.
Fresh water is used for both consumption and crop irrigation. It is also utilized for bathing and washing of goods. While there are 1.1 billion people who have access to as much water as they could need, it leaves 2.4 billion with inadequate water sanitation. There are others who have no water at all.
The problems that stem from unsanitary water include the spread of diseases like cholera, typhoid, and water-borne illness.
Scarcity has already affected each corner of the globe in one way or another. Nearly 20% of all the world's population lives in areas with scarcity of the necessity. With over seven billion across the globe today, the distribution of water is almost impossible with current capabilities. Much of the water is wasted, polluted, or managed poorly.
Distance Learning has been constructed as an educational tool for those who wish to do something about world ailments in environmentalism and conservation. The career paths that include water sanitation, distribution, and sustainability are ever-growing. The infographic underscores just one of many fields a morally-conscious individual could enter into to fulfill the want to make the world better.
Jobs within the field of water conservation include rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation development, consumption reduction, and desalination technology.
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