Drinking water protection is the responsibility of both individuals and governments

Water shortage is a big concern for many countries around the world. Drinking water protection is the responsibility of both individuals and governments. Everyone plays key role in trying to protect the supply of water. Water is a vital necessity that all people need in order to survive. Without water, people could only live a few days before having serious health problems or even death.

Many people believe that the use of water should be restricted in some way. There can be no doubt that there is a limited supply of fresh water, although some parts of the world feel this more acutely than others. The high rate of populations around the world where fresh water is already severely scarce might lead governments to the firm decision that they should impose restrictions on how water should be used and how much of it each person should be permitted to use.

Whilst I can see that this resolution from government has a certain logic, I think that strict controls are not the final answer. This severe problem need to be resolved by different ways. This can be done by building more desalination plants. However, this is very expensive and some countries could not afford to do this. Another possibility is to educate people how to use the source of fresh water properly. Another solution is to protect existing water supplies like underground supplies and take steps to prevent them becoming polluted. Also, recycled water could be used for irrigating farms.

In conclusion, I believe that governments should ensure that all citizens have sufficient access to fresh water and price it – or allow it to be priced – according to supply and demand. Besides, all citizens should have full responsibility of protecting the supply of fresh water.

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