Water is a finite wealth!

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Water is a finite wealth!

Water is a finite wealth!

Shirley Gato-Trinidad

Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and this is projected to rise as over 1.7 billion people are currently living in areas where water use exceeds supply. Water then becomes a precious resource but it does not have the lustre of gold or oil as it cannot command a higher monetary value. However, these are all the same, these are finite resources that will soon be depleted if not used sustainably. The finite characteristics of water would not be able to supply the demand of an increasing population, growing economy and increasing occurrence of extreme climate events. The good news is between 1990 and 2015; the proportion of the global population with improved drinking water sources has increased from 76% to 90% according to UN report. “Management” is the key and appropriate action if properly implemented. Wealthy nations providing support in terms of investment to increase water supply and sanitation facilities to developing countries would only work if managed correctly. There is a tendency for water to be wasted as this is their first time to experience that luxury of water in their doorsteps...

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To cite this article: Gato-Trinidad S. Water is a finite wealth! Journal of Desalination and Water Purification 2019;16:1-2.

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