Water Resource Sustainability Plan
Water Sustainability Plan
Water Sustainability Plan
Water is a precious commodity that sustains the growth of plants, survival of animals and human beings. The conservation of water is essential and mandatory for the current and future generations to enable their sustainability. Fresh water found in rivers and lakes provide an adequate supply to the residents of a given region. Efficient management of the resource requires a comprehensive approach and involvement of the stakeholders (Seneviratne, 2007). The major challenges facing the sustainability of a lake in my locality are pollutants, risk of drying up and lack of a clear policy on the access and use of the resource.
Lake X is a fresh water source that has been vital in the livelihood of the people in the region. Research indicates that the resource is now under severe threat from pollution. Pollution stems from the industrial complex in the area, chemicals from the farmlands that rely on rivers flowing into the lake and garbage. The aftermath of these menace is that the water in the lake is slowly turning poisonous making it unfit for consumption by human beings and animals (Natural Resources Defense Council, 2015). In addition, there has been a tremendous reduction in the number of living organisms such as fish in the lake due to the negative implications.
To clean up the mess, it is essential that the local residents, authorities, and businesses join hands. There is a national policy that restricts against such practices especially in industries and farmland activities. The policy needs to be upheld in the area to make sure that there is no dumping of pollutants into the lake and farmland activities are evaluated. Industries and businesses need to monitor their waste disposal approaches to make sure that hazardous material does not find its way into the lake. In addition, the local authorities need to enforce and monitor such activities (Berry, Delgado, Khosla, & Pierce, 2003). Finally, the local residents and farmers need to take positive measures that will not lead to dumping and spillage of toxic substances into the lake.
Berry, J. K., Delgado, J. A., Khosla, R., & Pierce, F. (2003). Precision conservation for environmental sustainability. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation -USA, 332-339.
Natural Resources Defense Council. (2015). Water. Retrieved from Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/water/
Seneviratne, M. (2007). A Practical Approach to Water Conservation for Commercial and Industrial Facilities. Elsevier.
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