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Here is a look at what lies ahead for water supplies and how you might be able to take charge of your own water supply needs, which could turn out to be good environmental practice as well as an important action to pursue.
The prospect of water wars
There is plenty of dialogue surrounding so-called star wars, but there is a plausible scenario where the biggest danger to peace could be a battle for control of water supplies.
Some scientists believe that as a result of climate change and the subsequent pressure that it could put on our natural resources, we could conceivably find ourselves entering into a series of geopolitical conflicts.
When you consider the seemingly unrelenting rise in our global population and the inevitable rise in the required consumption of water to meet these increased demands, it would only take some of the scientist predictions regarding climate change to come true, for there to be some areas where water becomes something that we may end up fighting over.
The current battles for water tend to be in the courtroom, where arguments over water rights are settled, but it makes sense anyway to try and take charge of your water supply needs if that is feasible.
Adverse water impacts are already evident
If you needed further evidence regarding the current impact of climate change on water supplies, you don’t really have to look too hard for it.
For example, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently noted a raft of adverse water impacts associated with climate change. If you look at their report on freshwater resources, it notes a reduction in groundwater and surface resources in certain regions.
The consequences of this scarcity means that there is already evidence of competition for water amongst agricultural businesses as well as general industry and water production facilities, resulting in a 20% increase in the prospect of drought conditions in these affected regions.
Another worrying sign would be the recent study completed by NASA, which used satellite data to look at the state of the planet’ 37 biggest aquifers. What it discovered is that half of these have already been depleted and utilized beyond their current ability to naturally replenish themselves.
It is estimated that we could reach a scenario where we simply don’t have enough water to be able to meet demand, by the time we reach 2040. There are just over thirty countries in the world that are considered to be highly likely to suffer from extremely high water stress within the next 25 years.
Dig yourself a well
If you have the potential to tap into a natural water supply on your property, it makes sense to try and harness that supply and dig yourself a well.
The vast majority of our water supply can be found underneath the ground, in underground aquifers. Digging a well is not just about a survival situation, as it can an economical way of securing a water supply, once you have covered your initial exploration and digging or drilling costs.
It is important to know that when it comes to searching out your groundwater, excess rainwater infiltrates the soil and then tends to accumulate beneath the surface in aquifers, which are basically specific zones of water penetration.
The simple solution is to dig a hole into the aquifer, allowing you to then pump out your water supply.
The most common solution these days is to drill a well. These are deep and narrow shafts which are drilled deep down into the ground, to a level of around 3,000 feet on average. This drilled well is then capable of sucking the water from one or more aquifers, although good advice is often to keep drilling for deeper ones, rather than settling on the first one that you find.
It is best to try and get some advice on how to drill and where best to position it on your land.
When you consider how important water is to life, it certainly makes sense to do what you can to secure your own supply, if that is possible.
About the Author
Starting out in 1984, John Fleming began a small family business manufacturing rainwater tanks for the local Northern Rivers market. After 30+ years of innovation, stable management and an ongoing commitment to excellent customer service, they’re now one of the leading water tank manufacturers in Australia.