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Vank video : Water Shortages
To drink a draft of water
Around 30 nations are already engaged in conflicts and wars due to water scarcity.
Egypt has come into conflict with Sudan and Uganda over its dam construction in the Nile river basin.
Syria declared war against Turkey as Turkey built a dam in the upper region of the Nile River.
In Bolivia, a capital city in South America, local people had a fight against a water supply company over water charges. The fight got so fierce that people even shed blood in fighting.
For the city of Busan, the 2nd largest city in Korea, water supply becomes insufficient by more than 7 tons at a time of severe drought.
To resolve this issue, the Korean government pushed forward a plan to provide water to Busan city from Namgang river dam. However, cities adjacent to the Namgang river opposed the plan, worrying that it would cause depletion of water resources and degradation of water quality. It was the beginning of regional conflict over water.
The main causes of water scarcity are
Advanced nations, including South Korea, are putting enormous efforts to address the global water scarcity issue. Thanks to such an effort, 35,000 people in Africa gained access to clean water. More than 10,000 people in Ethiopia will be able to have access to drinking water.
International relief organizations in Korea garnered support from citizens to reach out to the far-flung corners of the world and help people draw water for life. For those who have to trade a drop of water with their own blood, we hold it our duty to reach out our helping hands to them who are suffering from water-related diseases.
'World changers' ought to realize the severity of global water scarcity issue, and make efforts for water conservation.
- Charity: water http://www.charitywater.org/
- World Water Council, WWC: www.worldwatercouncil.org
- Unicef Tap Project / www.tapproject.org