Water as a Resource: Different Perspectives in Literature

Water as a Resource: Different Perspectives in Literature
Authors : Aradhana Hans, Dr Alka Bharat
Publication Date: 04-10-2014


Author(s):  Aradhana Hans, Dr Alka Bharat

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol. 3 - Issue 10 (October - 2014)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


Population growth and urbanization are major changes taking place globally. Although we live on a planet that is covered with water, besides being distributed inequitably very little of that is fresh. Water is an essential resource required for sustaining life and livelihoods. Water in the natural environment ensures the provision of a multitude of ecosystem services to meet basic human needs and support economic and cultural activities. This creates tremendous research opportunities on various aspects related to water. Authors desire to assess the global concern towards water through review of some key water reports. UN water, ADB, UNESCO are some of the renowned organizations which are dedicatedly involved in research of different issues at different level. This paper is exclusively a literature review. Some current prominent reports are collected and reviewed. It was realized that water standing condition is at alarming stage. Water availability, quality, different use and demand management need considerations for sustainable future of the earth.


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