Friday, 1 April 2016
With population growth, people living longer and increased industrial output, the developed world is becoming aware of the fact that water isn’t the unending resource everyone thought it was. At least, the water coming through most people’s taps isn’t. Water Supply All Over the World In heavily populated countries like the UK, water companies are already considering returning treated sewage water back into the rivers, where it will return through the filtration processes to the system for household re-use. Unless these measures are undertaken within the next 20 years, there is a grave risk large cities like London, will begin to find their domestic taps running dry.
In areas like Western Australia, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Not only has annual rainfall been reducing over the past 30 years, but populations have been increasing. In just 15 years, Perth’s population has increased by 25%, much of it attributed to the mining boom and ancillary businesses that support it. It’s not a problem specific to Australia. In the Northern Hemisphere industrialised countries like the United States, United Kingdom and many others across Europe are experiencing the same problems for the same reasons. And things will only get worse. The world, it would seem, is beginning to dry up.