Have you ever even realized how much water a human uses on average each day? Statistics tell us that a human uses 101.5 gallons of water in one day. If we multiply this value with the world’s population, the number that we would get would be huge compared to the amount of water present on this earth. This clearly tells us that we are already facing a water crisis yet not doing much about it. It was taught to us in our early academic years that the world is one part soil and three parts water, and it never occurred to us then that despite the fact that water is three times more than the soil, the world will have a time when there would be no water. However, now that we can clearly see the intensity of this problem as it keeps getting worse and worse, we must do something about it for the generations to come. Firstly, we will have to cut down our water usage and water wastage then the other thing is harvesting. For harvesting water, one can do a number of things on an individual level. Other than that, it should be the responsibility of the countries to harvest water on higher levels.
Harvest Rainwater for The Generations to Come:
On the higher level, rainwater harvesting requires proper infrastructures that can not just collect the water of the entire city or a complete area and then also process it to make it usable. There are a number of ideas for this that the technologists and the masters of related fields have developed and are absolutely solid Rainwater treatment and purification equipment. However, we all know how difficult it would be to develop such infrastructures and the great amount of money that will be invested in them; therefore, there are other ways of harvesting rainwater that anyway can take up to harvest water on individual levels and save the world from water scarcity.
Construction of Dams:
Flooding is a common problem in areas where the percentage of rain annually is very high. Dams are created to stop such destruction and make something positive out of it, that is, storing water. There is not much need to emphasize the construction of dams as it is an age-old technique, and almost all the countries of the world already have dams. However, our suggestion to you is to multiple the number of dams in every country and make it double because the dams that are already there aren’t enough to help us with a problem so big.
Construction Of Barrages:
Barrages are almost similar to dams; the only difference is that they have more than one opening. They also help with the navigation of the water other than storing the water. Barrages can be built on smaller levels, and therefore they can be constructed in every city to help with the scarcity of water. Dams do the main thing, but they alone are not sufficient for our present situation; therefore, we will have to build as many dams and as many barrages as possible to harvest rainwater and stop flooding.
Using Water Barrels:
The construction of dams and barrages is not an individual-level project and is supposed to be done by the government. Alright, we let the government do their work, but how are you playing a part in it? Rain also pours over your house, right? But you let that do to drainage; that is not solving the problem but contributing to it. Therefore, you will have to do something on an individual level too to help save as much as the clouds pour on us and don’t let even a drop of it go to waste. The water barrel will help you play your part as an individual, you can get a water barrel and place it under your drainage downspout, and it will collect all the rainwater falling from the roof.
Creating Field Trenches:
Creating trenches around fields will not just help save rainwater from going into waste, but the saved water will be used for irrigating the fields too. Therefore, it gives us twin benefits, and one doesn’t even have to filter the rainwater, so this method of harvesting rainwater utilizes significantly fewer resources.