World Water Forum: Water becoming more scarce
From the bread we eat to the meat we consume, the global population is contributing to the depletion of the world’s water resources. And the water, an element crucial to human existence, is becoming more and more scarce- this is how the experts at the 5th World Water Forum presently going on in Istanbul, the capital of Turkey make comments on the potable water.
The Forum is bringing attention to practices of not only corporations but also individuals that are increasingly depleting the earth’s water supply, and it hopes to create a new era of awareness that will launch what the Forum calls ‘Worldwide Diet of Wasteful Water Consumption’, informed Daniel Baker of Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations.
Mentionable that the World Water Forum is an international meeting place where the world comes together to share concrete solutions for water issues. It is organized every three years by the World Water Council and the host country’s government, and is the result of more than two years of preparation involving people from all regions, sectors and backgrounds. Previous Fora have been held in Morocco (1997), the Netherlands (2000), Japan (2003) and Mexico (2006).
“Water consumption is extremely high for meat due to its high-maintenance production cycle; 1 kilo (2.21 lbs.) of meat requires about 1600 liters of water. A vegetarian diet is much more water-friendly, as vegetable production requires less virtual water consumption,” says Prof Dr. Ahmet Saatci, vice-secretary general of the 5th World Water Forum, the world’s largest water event which brought together a record-breaking 28,000 participants this year.
He also added, “We use only a tiny portion of water resources for drinking (10%) but use an enormous amount of drinking-quality water on agriculture (70%). For example, 1 kilo (2.2lbs) of wheat requires 1000 liters of water to bring to harvest. We have to start utilizing reused waste-water for irrigation purposes to put a stop to the depletion of our water resources.”
One of the world’s leading experts on water issues, Saatci takes advantage of his own recycling system in his bathroom where he only uses recycled water for his toilet flush. He dreams of a world where everyone practices the “Wasteful Water Consumption Diet,” and employs the user-friendly and cost-efficient water renewal technologies accessible to consumers, that he believes will save the lives of many suffering from water shortage.
“I want everyone to know that each time we refuse to buy a water-saving toilet, without a water recycling system, we are refusing to help a child in Africa dying from lack of access to a clean water source,” says Saatci adding that when each of us learns to live without wasting a drop, our planet may have a chance at survival.
Read More: World Bank | Japan | Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | Mexico | Morocco | Union Public Service Commissio | Public Service Commission | Water Works | Rajkot Marketing Yard | Public Office | World University Centre | Ponneri Public Office | Chengalpattu Public Offices | Ramnanathapuram Public Offices | Periyakulam Public Office | Heavy Water Project Colony | Water Falls Estate | B.supply | Moro | Marketing Management
Siddaramaiah expands his ministry with induction of new ministers
May 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Jharkhand: Maoists set ablaze construction company vehicles
May 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM
DELHI POLICE TEAMS TO TRACK MONEY TRAIL IN SPOT-FIXING
May 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM