The need to conserve water, cannot be stressed enough, making the maximum use of water resources is especially important in countries with limited access to water such as South Africa. The average rainfall of South Africa is 397 mm, compared with a world average of 860 mm. Conflicts are bound to arise concerning the use made of water sources, in …
Water and Health
It is appropriate at this stage to look at the relationship between water supply and health. We have seen how in developing countries people living in rural areas have less access to safe drinking water. The World Health Organization (WHO) has played an important in promoting the spread of health education, including advice about the importance of clean water supply …
Uses of Water – Domestic, Agriculture and Industrial
Sustainability is the use of natural resources to meet present needs without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The Water Cycle and sources of Fresh Water
Mining operations produce toxic waste products which can end up in water. This causes serious water poisoning.
The General Background to Water Availability
Water-borne diseases are often caused by poor sanitation.
Water pollution is caused by human actions that make water dirty and unsafe for living things. In the environment many materials and substances can mix with or dissolve in water and pollute it. Causes of water pollution Water can be polluted by: insoluble substances such as oil and plastic soluble substances such as soaps and fertilizers germs from toilet waste …
The Frog and the Prince Story
Many, many years ago people did not have piped water and taps. All the water they needed came from wells. Even the princess who played in the palace garden with her golden ball used the well. “Oh, no! My ball fell into the well! How can I get it out?” She cried. “Fear not, I will fetch it for you.” …
Water is Stored in Different Ways
Bottles or Containers and on rain water tanks Wells/Boreholes Dams
Saving Water at Home and School
Fix leaking pipes and taps Use a cup when brushing your teeth Use a bucket when washing a car
Sometimes We Waste Water
Like leaving your tap running while brushing your teeth Or we don’t fix leaking pipes and taps We wash the car using a hose-pipe