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Water Crisis And TAAP’s Contributions

Water scarcity is one of the severe problems affecting the population worldwide. It is leading to people being unable to fulfill their daily water needs.

Various aid groups and governments are making certain efforts but not enough resulting in water-stress regions. And due to the increasing global warming and rapid population growth, it is likely that the condition is only going to become worse.

The problem can turn massively grave, specifically in poor countries such as Africa, or rural India, leading to compromised economic development, public health, and a decrease in trade. In certain situations, it can result in mass migrations and cause conflicts.

All this poses pressure on the advanced countries forcing them to create policies that can lead to greater sustainability. Also, they now need to work on developing practices to assist in enhancing international cooperation on water management.

One cannot help but think about what water stress is and why it occurs when the entire Earth is, in fact, more water than land. Water stress arises when the demand for safe water exceeds the supply.

A vast amount of water goes to agriculture, industrial and domestic uses. The scientists say that seasonal changes and accessibility are also factors that can be used to measure the intensity of water stress.

Usually, water scarcity is divided into parts:

  • Physical Scarcity: Shortage of water due to local ecological conditions.
  • Economic Scarcity: Absence of proper water infrastructure.

When we talk about stress areas, both factors work together. Apart from natural causes such as shortage of rainfall, human factors also play a primary role in the contribution. Instead, they play a major role in worsening the overall situation. And that creates issues in getting access to safe sanitation and clean water.

Recently, the ongoing situation in Palestine has caused massive infrastructure destruction leaving millions of people with either limited or zero access to safe water.

Mark Giordano, Georgetown University, an expert on water management, says that physical water scarcity doesn’t have much to do with drinking water problems. Instead, the absence of political and financial wherewithal can enable proper infrastructure leading to clean water.

While in other areas, despite having water scarcity, they are doing completely fine due to a well-designed infrastructure. According to experts, the worst hit area with such scarcity is the MENA region (The Middle East and North Africa). Since they receive less rainfall compared to other regions, it is only adding to the problem, specifically in the urban areas that are densely populated too.

Water scarcity is a worldwide issue significantly affecting developing countries the most. But we are here to take every step to mitigate the problem and help as many people as possible.

TAAP’s Contribution to Curb Water Scarcity

At Ahmed Ali Petker, we are on a mission to offer sustenance to as many people as possible. As a charitable organization in the U.K., we like to change the world one life at a time. Our services include offering water, food, housing, and education to rural villages in Africa, Palestine, and India. Your donations will enable us to build:

  • Hand pumps and Wells
  • Shelter for victims of conflict

In addition, to make water accessible, we also provide training and awareness programs to develop sustainable practices.

We believe access to clean water is everyone’s right, and we want to make sure to play our part in bringing in the change.

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