Water Pollution

Water, it's very crucial to our living, yet we treat it like it has no value. It is known that 80% of the world's wastewater is dumped back into the environment untreated. Causing lakes, rivers, oceans to be polluted. In the US alone, 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm and industrial water is dumped back. Not only that but 1/3 of all water oil pollution is due to shipping trades, and 500,000 tons more is due just from land based sources. And this doesn't even take into account of all the oil spills that are responsible for 10% of all oil pollution. Water pollution is putting the health of many millions of people at great risk. The UN has stated that "more people are dying from unsafe water than all forms of violence including war". Not only does this affect us humans but also the aquatic life and  food chains. Global water demands are rising, and by 2050 they will be 1/3 greater than now, and if we don't do something by then we may face a global water shortage. So it is up to as individuals to do our part, and to work collaborative as a society to put an end to water pollution, because if we don't do our part now, we may never let our future generation see tomorrow.