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Water Crisis Management and Water Quality Analysis pp 1-14
Editors: Dr.K.Swathi (2024)
ISBN: 978-93-94174-99-3
Chapter 1
Water Crisis and Water Resource Management
K. Swathi*, G. Sivani, and K. Nikhitha
Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh- 517502, India
Societies, ecosystems, and economies pose a serious and growing threat as a result of the worldwide water issue. This abstract offers a succinct summary of the water issue and emphasizes the importance of efficient water resource management in resolving its myriad problems. Increased demand for water as a result of rapid population increase, urbanization, and industrialisation has made this limited resource even more scarce. Large portions of freshwater sources are now useless due to water quality degradation caused by pollution from industry, agriculture, and urban runoff. The situation is made worse by climate change, which alters precipitation patterns and intensifies extreme weather phenomena, resulting in protracted droughts and disastrous floods. The management of water resources appears to be the key to solving this complicated problem. Sustainable water allocation, enhanced infrastructure, and the use of cutting-edge conservation strategies are all components of efficient management practices. In order to provide equal access to clean water, Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) techniques use a comprehensive approach to addressing social, economic, and environmental issues. The urgency of preventative actions, such as investments in water-efficient technologies, strict pollution control, and the protection of natural watersheds, is highlighted by this abstract. To address the water issue and ensure that everyone has access to sustainable water resources, coordinated efforts at the local, national, and international levels are essential. The key to preventing the impending catastrophe and promoting resilience in the face of a fast changing world is effective water resource management.
Water issue, Efficient water resource management, Increased demand, Water quality degradation, Climate change, Sustainable water allocation, Water Resource Management (WRM)
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Cite this Chapter: Swathi, K. Sivani, G. and Nikhitha, K. 2024. Water Crisis and Water Resource Management. In: K.Swathi (Ed.), Water Crisis Management and Water Quality Analysis. Excellent Publishers, India. pp. 1-14. doi:
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