To a flowing stream,
To a rising wave,
Why you can not love….
Among the unique and precious creations of Mother Nature, water resources have an unlimited amount of space and value. Just as air and food are essential for the survival of all living things, including humans, animals, and plants, water is also essential. Water is a marvel of creation by nature as well as a great resource bestowed upon us. We can live for days without food. But it is difficult to live even a few hours without water. Therefore, water resources can be described as a resource that we must protect and protect.
It is no secret that Mother Nature is being abused in the face of various human activities. About 97% of the world’s water is seawater, and only 3% of usable water is available. If you can be a creature that saves and protects water resources in the face of people who are careless and misuse even this small amount, it will build great value around you.
There are a number of actions we can take to protect this water resource. These include not releasing items such as motor oil, pesticides, Leftover paints or paint cans, Mothballs, Flea collars, Household cleaners, A number of medicines into the water medium, and avoiding the use of pesticides, fertilizers, etc. as much as possible. This is because many of these fertilizers and pesticides contain harmful chemicals that travel through the soil and pollute groundwater, which also flows into rivers, streams and lakes. Groundwater can be contaminated by poorly or untreated household wastewater, which poses dangers to drinking water and to the environment. Malfunctioning septic systems release bacteria, viruses, and chemicals to local aquifers and waterways.
We must protect the water resources that are polluted due to various processes. This is because of the small amount of water available for human consumption in the world. The water can also be kept clean by removing the waste in other ways without discharging the waste into the water. We also need to use water sparingly. It is man himself who destroys and protects the water resources that give life to man. We all strive to preserve this great resource endowed by Mother Nature. So it is up to you to decide whether you are a water destroyer or a water conservationist .
S.A.Subodha Charuni Chithrananda
Department Of Sociology
University Of Peradeniya