Water – Short Essay 1.
Introduction: Water is one of the basic necessities of life. We require plenty of water every day for drinking, cooking and washing. It is necessary also for cleanliness of homes and hospitals.
Sources of drinking water: The chief sources of potable water are the surface water and ground water.
The ground water is drawn by deep tube-wells and water pumps. Water is supplied to the consumers through roadside taps and house connections. In rural areas, the supply of drinking water is hopelessly inadequate.
Causes for water crisis: India has built mega dams for irrigation, but her water management system has not received due attention. We are told that water crisis has touched millions people across several states.
The over-use of groundwater has pushed down the water level far deeper below. Arsenic contaminated water made the problem more grave.
Remedy: During the monsoon, many areas of India are flooded, causing widespread damage to life and property and this enormous quantity of water is allowed to flow down into the sea. Rain water harvesting can help in preservation of rain water, which can be used later for several purposes.
If the rain water is harvested and preserved in tanks and reservoir regularly, it may help us to tide over the water crisis. In urban areas, water harvesting should be mandatory. Fortunately, in some states, arrangements are afoot to harvest every-drop of rainwater.
Further, we can save water in our daily life by doing minor acts such as, putting off the water tap while not in use, use water wisely while bathing, using rainwater for cleaning bathrooms, etc. If each of us start saving water, then together it would have a compounded effect and help in curbing the problem of water crisis.
Water – Short Essay 2
Water is life. No one can live without it. Water is basic for life. It is transparent, tasteless and odourless chemical substance. It is a basic ingredient of lakes, streams and oceans. It is the fluid of all the living organisms. It is essential for all forms of life. Our body are even comprised of 90 percent water. We all are water.
It is comprised of hydrogen and Oxygen.H20 is its formula. It does not provide any calories or other organic substances to the organism who drink it. It can be rain in liquid form and aerosol in fog form. Crystallization results in snow.
World economy and water:
- Plays a major role in the economy of the world.
- Agricultural activities depend on water supply.
- Many major goods of different countries are transported on the water by ships or boats.
- Different forms of ice are used for cooling and heating purpose.
- It is used in cooking and washing in every continent of the world.
- Excellent solvent for many industrial chemicals. E.g. NACL and sugar.
- Many sports take place in water e.g. boating, etc.
It has 3 states:
Taste and odour:
It has no taste and no smell. It’s free from both these properties. This is one of the ideal properties and can be used for many purposes.
Colour and Appearance:
It is transparent and non-absorbent. It adopts the colour of the water body in which it is placed or flows. It is invisible in gas state. Its appearance varies with every state. In solid form it looks like a crystal and that is a beauty of this amazing chemical.
Uses of water:
It has a long list of uses. One cannot they deny them. Some of them are:
- Washing clothes and other stuff
- Recreation games such as Boating
- Fire Extinction
- Water industry
- Industrial Application
So in the end its must to say that we cannot survive on this earth without water. It’s necessary and a vital chemical substance. It is also essential for animal and plant life. So use it wisely and save for future Generations.