The Underground Water System in Western Australia
– 1.0 Introduction The purpose of this report is to study the underground water system in Western Australia and make recommendation to the Minister of the Environment and Water Resource. This report include the source and storage, extraction and the effect of underground water to the environment, types of common contamination in underground water and method to prevent the contamination. Groundwater is the one of the fundamental source of water in Western Australian environment which fresh water collected at various depth below the ground surface….
Water Pollution and Water Scarcity
– Water is essential for humans and organisms to live “Drinking water, “2008). Water covers most of the world and makes up more of the world than land. Water comes from different sources. Water may surround us but there are still shortages. Water allows us to live but it could be harmful to our bodies when polluted. Humans and natural disasters can cause damage to the water supply It is important to conserve water whenever possible (“Drinking Water, “2008). Oceans make up two-thirds of the Earth (“Drinking Water,”2008)….
The Global Water Crisis
– Freshwater in the world makes up only a small portion of water on the planet. While the percentage of water in the world is nearly 70%, only 2.5% is consumable. Even further, only <1% is easily accessible to basic human needs. According to National Geographic, “by 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world’s population living in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change.” With this current trend, water will become more immersed in environmental, economic, political, and social changes…. ;
East Bay Water Supply
– East Bay Water Supply East Bay Municipal Utility District services large areas of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including the city of Albany (Water Resources Planning Division, 2011). To accommodate a population of 1.3 million customers, EBMUD obtains its water supply from the Comanche and Pardee Reservoirs in the Sierra, as well as over 160 local reservoirs and neighborhood tanks (EBMUD, 2012). Both large reservoirs are in the Mokelumne River Watershed, accounting for approx. 90 percent of the water used on average by EBMUD…. ;
The Process of Water Treatment
– Malaysian consumed an average of 230 liters of water per person per day. Furthermore, Malaysian’s water consumption per capita per day is alarmingly high and increasingly about 7.6 liters per year (Kerri, 2008). Water plays an important role for humans as natural resource needed for both drinking and irrigation purposed. The increases of population as well as the increase in economic and industrial activities have led to high demand for water. In order to produce potable water, water treatment process must be conducted properly…. ;