What is scarcity of clean water?
Water is necessary for drinking, sanitation, and food production; however, for billions of people, access to quality of water are limited. The COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the consequences of these water inequities.
As the coronavirus epidemic spreads in some way over the world, health authorities are constantly encouraging us to practice proper hygiene and keep our hands clean. It's simple enough if you have access to clean water.
However, more than three million people in India are now lacking a reliable supply of safe drinking water. This is also a global concern, since many people lack access to safe drinking water in order to maintain their hygiene. Ongoing efforts to secure global water security, as well as arrangements for wastewater sanitation services to avoid contaminating water sources, are being implemented gradually. Droughts and water shortages have become global concerns with which we must contend.
Water as a result of the Corona Virus
COVID-19 shines harsh on the disparities, sufferings, and worldwide health hazards caused by the collective failure to preserve the human right to water and sanitation. Furthermore, diarrhoeal illnesses caused by waterborne infections and poor hygiene impair nutritional absorption, so even people who have access to enough diet may become malnourished. This indicates that in areas where handwashing is inadequate and waterborne sickness is already prevalent, COVID-19 will not only spread more easily, but its lethality may be increased.
What steps can the Government take to solve this problem?
Governments and international organizations should work together to guarantee that everyone has access to clean and dependable water supply and sanitation. This includes providing emergency assistance to underserved communities and taking precautions to protect women and girls who are responsible for fetching water from infection, as in many parts of the world, women and girls spend hours each day fetching water or waiting in long lines for water vendors, potentially increasing their risk of infection. If they suffer while unwell or have to care for the sick, their health and food security may be jeopardized. To make matters worse, mobility constraints may limit one's ability to acquire water at all.
Recovery from the pandemic will need appropriate water management, which will enhance the stability of broken food systems. Lockdowns have disrupted agricultural cycles in several locations.When farming operations restart, the demand for irrigation water is likely to skyrocket. Countries will need to strengthen water governance to ensure consistent service of water for prioritised purposes, increased water storage and irrigation capacity to avoid crop failures and compensate for disruptions to rain-fed agricultural cycles, and reduce unmanaged water competition to address such risks.
In an outbreak, water quality should be restored
To address the heinous problem of clean water shortage, every global firm must promote its core strengths and become an advocate for good governance and improved public policy.
Various firms have different types of expertise to offer for finding answers to this heinous problem.Currently, shared feeling around water shortages and water concerns in general has often meant some type of interaction with NGOs focused on conservation within a specific environment.
During times of crisis, when equitable access to safe, clean water is important, we recognize more than ever that we require a comprehensive plan supported by both the commercial and governmental sectors to address the heinous issue of a shortage of clean water supply by guaranteeing water security here.
We, Netsol Water, are looking forward to addressing the issue of clean water shortage, becoming more sustainable, and meeting evolving criteria’s.