Water conservation & the National Water Policy (2012)

Keywords: Water conservation, National Water Policy, Earth, living organism, environmental degradation


Earth and every living organism on this planet require water for survival and without water there would be no life. Drinking water should be clean that means it should be free from microorganisms, free from harmful chemical and other pollutants. Consuming unsafe drinking water may lead to several water borne diseases, and other long term and chronic health problems. Water conservation encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource to protect the water environment and to meet current and future human demand. Water conservation in simple words, is an effort to save water and ultimately save the planet. Water conservation is needed to protect the ecosystem and to restore its fast deterioration and to overcome the threats of environmental degradation, to meet the unavoidable emergency of shortage for drinking and domestic water in near future.


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National water policy 2012
Water conservation & the National Water Policy (2012)
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Saurabh, C. (2013). Water conservation & the National Water Policy (2012). SOCRATES, 1(1), 58-79. Retrieved from https://www.socratesjournal.com/index.php/SOCRATES/article/view/72
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