Short Essay on ‘Save Water, Save Life – 1.
Water is the essential natural resource which humankind has. It is believed that first traces of life were found in water. Almost 70 percent of our planet is covered with water and life on earth is impossible without water. Hence you should save water save a life, i.e., to save life on earth you must save water.
Water is needed for our various daily needs and activities and in this process; we end up wasting much water. It is high time now as water resources are depleting and we have to realize and save water for saving a life.
Water availability affects life directly as every living thing needs hydration by drinking, or other forms of water absorption. Lack of water will stop life.
Good quality potable water is important for consumption, for cleaning cooking domestically.
Day by day good quality water is not so easily available. The sources of water are highly polluted and contaminated causing many animal deaths.
The contaminated water also causes the fish and other aquatic life much
More and more the new urban centers are moving towards beautification of areas by adding greener. The choice of tree, however, must be based on the natural ecology of the area. Often trees requiring much water are planted in arid areas. This takes up much water which could have been saved for consumption.
Not heeding to the natural habitat, farmers are attracted by high paying crops that require much water in regions that are relatively dry. The irrigation then requires a disproportionate amount of water.
Making artificial watering holes has become necessary for wildlife to save them from wandering into human territory as it is dangerous for both.
Conclusion: It is mandatory for everyone to take steps to save water as with the increasing human population the consumption must increase.
Long Essay on ‘Save Water, Save Life’ – 2.
Water is one of the vital elements of life. It is source of so many forms of life: microorganisms, plants, animals, birds, humans. Life as we know it today cannot survive without water. It is entirely dependent on a continual supply of water. This water as a resource is being threatened due to overuse by the human population all over the world. It is important that we as a human race take prompt and well-thought out actions to Save Water, because it is vital to Save Life as we know it today.
Importance of Water
Three-fourths of our planet surface is covered by water. This proportion itself states the importance of water as designed by existence in our lives. From the origin of our planet, water has played an important role as an element vital for existence of any kind. All life began in water, micro-organisms simple ones leading to complex ones, leading to plant life and evolution of fish, water animals and then into more complex reptiles, mammals etc. But all of them completely dependent and connected with Water for their very existence.
Source of life
Even today, all of life survives on Water as a crucial natural element for its growth and existence. Plants and trees need water to germinate from a seed and grow. Animals and birds depend on plants and also on water. Human beings depend again on plants, animals and also directly on water for their daily survival. Thirst mechanism is an inherent biological mechanism that determines and keeps the water intake for humans and animals in order. Without water humans, animals, birds will not be able to survive beyond a few days. In fact, without water, all of life as we know it today will cease to exist within a few days. The Earth will become a completely barren planet.
Human body and even animal and plant bodies are majorly composed of water. For most of the species more than seventy-five percent of their body composition is made of water. Water serves multiple important functions in the body. It is important to maintain temperature balance in the body. It is an important vehicle for transport of various nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. from one part of the body to the other. Every cell of the body requires water to stay alive. Without water even a single cell cannot survive. Blood, Bones, Heart, Liver, Brain, Kidney all need water to maintain their daily functioning and to survive.
Drinking and Cooking
Water is obviously important to satisfy out thirst. Availability of clean drinking water is vital for our daily survival. Supply or clean and hygienic drinking water is one of main responsibilities of any government in every country across the world. Water is also a vital ingredient for all cooking. All our food stuffs, their raw ingredients have water as a major component. In addition, water by itself needs to be used as a separate raw ingredient for cooking.
Hygiene and Household
Water is an important element for our daily hygiene: bathing, toilet, cleaning, etc. Without water it is impossible to maintain our daily hygiene. Even our daily household cleaning and other activities need a lot water. This water supply is different from the clean water supply needed for drinking, but nonetheless it is water all the same.
In many parts of the world, waterways are an important means of transportation. Transport and travel via boats over rivers, lakes, canals are important in many cities, towns and villages of the world. In addition, water travel across major oceans and seas, is a means of leisure as well as business transportation across the world.
Ways to Save Water
The primary change needs to be for every individual to understand that Water is a limited resource. It is not unlimited and to realize its value and importance in our lives. Once every individual realizes this automatically he or she is driven to find ways to conserve water. Because your life energy is stimulated. Your survival urge is stimulated. You know that your life too depends on water. Your children’s’ lives depend on water. Self-motivation is the best motivation.
It is important for families to cultivate the culture of saving water in their daily lives. If adults follow the principles of saving water and using it sparingly with respect every time they use it, obviously children learn the same values. This becomes a family value system and a strong collective effort to save water.
There are so many ways in which every household can save water.
- Limit the use of bath-tubs for daily baths in the family. Bath-tubs are a big source of water wastage and are not a necessity for daily hygiene in today’s world.
- Limit the time spent under the shower. Many people use showers for relaxation. This can be replaced by some other means of relaxation.
- Limit the use of drinking water to what is necessary. So much of drinking water is wasted every day because we take more than we manage to drink.
- Limit the use of water for your household cleaning and cooking to what is necessary. The attitude that water is an infinite resource needs to change.
- If possible, recycle water in your household itself. So that water wastage is limited at its source.
Many industries use water as a free or cheap resource. This needs to change. Water should be labelled a valuable raw material and needs to supplied and utilized by industries sparingly.
Industries should be legally required to limit their use to water to a pre-decided volume.
Industries should be encouraged to create innovative ideas for water conservation and re-cycling.
Society and Country
Mass awareness programs should be conducted by societies through schools, colleges, social institutions, etc. to make the masses aware of the critical need to save water in today’s times. Once it becomes a socially relevant cause, people are automatically collectively motivated to find innovative ways to save water and they motivate and help each other. Once the society changes, it doesn’t take long for a country to change its collective consciousness about the same.
Nations and the Global Organisations should be encouraged to invest in innovation and technology for Water Conservation and Water recycling.
‘Save Water, Save Life’ should be regular topic that should be highlighted at all National and Global Events of significance. This should be woven into the agenda of every significant political, industrial and social campaign for progress.
This is the only way to lift the collective global consciousness to understand and act upon the urgency of the ‘Conservation and Efficient Utilization of Water’.
Water is a vital element for survival of all life, in all forms and shapes, all sizes and ages, all over the world. It is important for each one of us human being to realize, today, that ‘Save Water, Save Life’ is ‘my topic of relevance’. It is important for me to address this because ‘my life, my family’s life and my kids’ lives’ depend on my decisions about this.
‘Save Water, Save Life’ is the need of the hour for all of us. Act on it. Today!
Last updated: February 22, 2019