The Importance of Water

Every living organism needs water to survive. Plants need water to make food. All animals depend on plants for food either directly or indirectly. Therefore without water, all life forms will cease to exist. With the ever increasing population, water is becoming a scarce commodity. To worsen this situation, the few available sources of water for consumption by living organisms are being depleted at an alarming rate. Careless release of wastes into water bodies is also a major problem today. If nothing is done to reverse the situation, then it is predicted that it will be extremely hard to find clean water in future.

It is obvious that direct consumption by plants and animals is top among uses of water. Water has many other important functions such as washing, transportation, recreation, industrial applications, chemical uses, fire extinguishing among other uses. There is no other solvent that can be used to serve all these functions of water. This further stresses the importance of water in life. Without it life will be extremely difficult. Therefore everyone is charged with the responsibility of taking care of water because survival depends on it.

There is a lot that an individual can do to conserve this precious commodity. They all aim at reducing the amount of water wasted every single day. Examples of thing you can do to conserve water include:

  1. Turning off the tap when shaving, brushing teeth, doing dishes, washing the hands and so on. Why should you leave the tap running when you are not using the water? While you soap up, turn the tap off to prevent unnecessary wastage of water. Turn it on only when you want to rinse.
  2. Wait until you have full load before washing dishes or clothes. Do not wash just because you want to wear the same clothes tomorrow. Modern dishwasher can be used to save water compared to the use of hands. Check the water usage of a washing machine or dish washer before buying.
  3. Check for leaks. A lot of water can go into waste if your plumbing is leaking. Ensure that the whole plumbing system is watertight. Do not allow even a single drop of water to leak.
  4. As you wait for hot water, catch all the cold water that flows out first. This water can be useful in doing something else.
  5. Ensure that you take shorter showers. Challenge yourself to reduce your showering time. Turn off the shower when you soap up.
  6. Install a low flush toilet. There are many low flush toilets that work efficiently and use only a small amount of water. Upgrade to this kind of toilets to save on the amount of water consumed in each flushing.
  7. Water your lawn or garden at night. Watering during the day wastes a lot of water due to evaporation. Evaporation rate at night is slow, giving the water more time to soak in the soil.
  8. Cover the swimming pool when it is not in use. This helps to maintain the volume of water by cutting down the evaporation rates.
  9. Wash your car at the car wash. Car washes collect the water and reuse it to wash other cars. Cars washes may also use less water than the amount you use at home.
  10. Water you plants deeply but less frequently. This helps to encourage plants form deeper root. With the growth of deep roots, the plants will need water less frequently.

These are just few of the things that can be done to conserve water. More can be done to minimize the amount of water that goes into waste. Check how you use water and identify the activities which waste a lot of water and make changes. Don’t wait until there is real water scarcity to learn the importance of water.

Due to the threat of water scarcity, many organizations have been set up to conserve water. All these organizations have been made by people who understand the importance of water to the world and know that there will be no life without water. These organizations include Global Water, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and  American Rivers among others. They all have the same goal, that is, to ensure that water is conserved and our waterways are kept as clean as possible so that every person and other organisms in the world today and in future can enjoy access to clean water.

33 comments… add one
  1. Marz

    This Life was once water…

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  2. jkssachdeva

    water is life

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  3. Jishy

    without water we can’t survive our life. So save every DROP OF WATER

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  4. Anjaly Rose Mathew

    WATER WATER EVERYWHERE WATER,
    BUT A DROP IS USEFUL TO OUR LIFE,
    WATER WATER EVERYWHERE WATER,
    BUT TO US EVERY DROP IS PRECIOUS!

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  5. fardeen

    water changes everything

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  6. Suresh kumar

    ” NO LIFE WITHOUT WATER ” SO SAVE WATER IT IS PRECIOUS

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  7. kenn zymer baldos

    it is true that water is importance to us ,we must conserve it and use it in a proper way in case of we need it we can use it..

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  8. hassani shebughe

    just serve water sources to serve your generation,since its a most importance article in life of every thing.

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  9. NAVEENA

    We all know that water is important to all living beings and no thing can live without water . Now we are with lots of water but in futher generations they may be not sufficient . ”SO LETS SAVE EVERY DROP OF WATER”

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  10. Tevita Kanamata

    Water is important because it helps in digestion of food.

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  11. Daniel KANAMUGIRE

    we have to know that without water no life

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  12. karishma

    We cannot live without water

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  13. JINAY SHAH

    WATER

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  14. khan saniya

    water is important source of life so we should conserve it

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  15. Raahul Potluri

    Saving of water is nothing but producing of water

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  16. Sameera Potluri

    Water is precious save it…, its noting but helping of future generations i.e not only humans entire living things.

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  17. Bob

    I <3 water!

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  18. pratik

    WE SHOULD THROW THE WATER AND DO NOT CLOSE THE TAP FOR 24 HOURS I WAS JUST JOKING

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  19. Rocky

    More than one-half of the world’s major rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning the surrounding ecosystems, thus threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend upon them for irrigation, drinking and industrial water

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  20. sunayana

    dont leave the tap running

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  21. sana

    water is precious

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  22. virendra singh

    water is impontance life

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  23. virendra singh

    water islife

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  24. BARKAT ULLAH

    water is everything for us so we have to use it in positive ways

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  25. shiva

    HELLO EVERY BODY U ALL KNOW THAT WATER IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO BOTH THE HUMAN BEING AN WILD AS WELL SO, SAVE EVERY DROP OF WATER FOR FUTURE GENERARATION OR FOR OUR CHILD.

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  26. Joseph

    can water reduce fat in ones body?

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    1. I <3 Water

      Not directly, no. It’s not a magic tincture that will cause someone to lose fat. However, it is involved with most, if not all, body processes, and this includes those that convert fat into energy, and those that remove waste from the body. Without enough water, these processes can’t work properly.

      It’s also claimed that drinking cold water burns calories, which is true, but the effect on body fat would be minimal.

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  27. Belqees Ali

    Water is life.it is necessary for the digestion and absorption of food

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  28. mamun

    it is a very important part of life.

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  29. ganesh

    water is need for everyone

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  30. Phuriwa Khano Wiseman

    water, what can i say? Water is important to our daily lives because we all live in a planet where we hav e 7 continents and in this continents we live and depend on weather so we may now how must we wear our clothes and protect our selves,so water plays a major role in our lives example weather.

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  31. Debashree debasmita

    One day will come, we all be suffer due to water scarcity. So be aware to conserve water.

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  32. CLINT

    water is a very good source of life

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