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World Water Day 2018: 7 ways how humans can reduce floods, droughts and water pollution


Image credit: Twitter Stop dumping waste in water

Just after celebrating International day of Forests on March 21, UN is observing 22 March as World Water Day to correlate the importance of both the components in smooth run of environment. These days are marked to acknowledge the importance of human resources and conserve them. Humans can make big change in reducing water pollution such as stop dumping any sort of waste directly in water.


Image credit: Twitter Avoid Industrial Runoff

Factories located nearby water bodies must take the responsibility to treat the affected and used water before allowing it to mix with the natural water. This is doubly true of areas where power plants, especially nuclear power plants, are present. In these areas, acid rain may also occur.

Image credit: TwitterLandfills too case pollution

While proper disposal of garbage in landfills is an important part of taking responsibility for the environment, the sad truth is that even these landfills are causing pollution. Landfills that are hastily constructed or arenít up to modern-day standards let garbage sit for a long time and allow it to seep into the ground around it.

Image credit: TwitterAgriculture and deforestation prime source of floods

Large scale agricultural ad deforestation activities can lead to a weakening of the surrounding plant life, reducing its ability to protect against floods. It can remove the anchors keeping rich soil in place, allowing it to wash away and leaving dry, dusty soil in its place. This increases the amount of water that washes into rivers and streams, adding to the volume that passes through the water system and causing floods.

Image credit: TwitterDeplete factors of air pollution to control global warming that causes floods

Since the Industrial Revolution, air pollution has increased exponentially. One of the biggest problems in the category of air pollution today is global warming. Global warming is an increase in the average global temperature of the Earth. The leading cause of global warming is an increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides. These gases enter the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels, cut down trees, and increase our livestock production as we are currently doing.

Image credit: TwitterEncourage local farmers to work toward environmentally sustainable practices

Do your bit by awakening rural people for environment friendly ways to work towards environmental friendly and sustainable practices.

Image credit: TwitterConstruction sites waste should be directed

Encourage construction sites in your town to be mindful of runoff complications. Ask them to set up proper barriers and to dispose of waste properly.

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