I don’t mean to scare you, but scientists say it is very likely that world war 3 will be about the most precious resource on Earth – fresh water. The water we drink today has been around for millions of years, since the time dinosaurs roamed the Earth and it has remained pretty much constant over time by constantly being recycled through the atmosphere. However, over the past century, Earth’s population has exploded and the demand for fresh water has dramatically increased. For some people, water scarcity is just an abstract concept, while for other it is a cruel reality.
Although nearly 70% of our planet is covered with water, only 2.5% of that is fresh. Out of those 2.5% only 1% is easily accessible and the rest of it is trapped in glaciers and snow. This leaves us with only 0.007% of our planet’s water to satisfy the needs of more than 7 billion people. Due to various environmental, political, economic, and social factors, some parts of the world are abundant with fresh water, while other regions are facing drought and pollution. A new report by the United Nations warns that very soon the global water resources will be able to meet only 60% of the world’s water demands.
Fresh water in Australia varies drastically across the continent. However, most of Australia is classified as arid or semi-arid. Around 80% of the continent receives annual rainfall of less than 600mm. This is why water conscious water management is essential to maintain the well being of the community and also protect Australia’s biodiversity and Eco-system.
But, as technology advances, mankind finds new ways to cope with water scarcity. Today, more and more people are using water pressure pumps Australia wide. Waters pumps use a simple mechanism that has been invented thousands of years ago, combined with innovative technology. Basically these pumps draw water from underground reservoirs and other sources and supply it to our homes. They are mostly used in rural or industrial areas and have proven to be very helpful in dealing with the issue of water scarcity.
There are different types of water pressure pumps Australia wide, and each of them has a specific purpose. This means that you can easily find a pump that will perfectly satisfy your needs. You can divide water pumps into two basic categories: domestic pumps and agricultural pumps. You can further divide those two categories into centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, pressure booster pumps, compressor pumps, and so on.
The future of our planet’s water supplies lies in our hands and it is up to us to do our best at consuming water consciously and try to be as self-sufficient as possible.