Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Water Consumption by Life Forms and Humans

If you were offered to have a never ending water supply or gold what would you take? Think carefully because humans have been taking water for granted over the past 50 years. Each day water goes down the drain litre by litre and humans are ignorant of not knowing how much water we waste daily.

    In your household washing dishes, showering, flushing toilets and gardening are some water necessities that humans require. Water keeps humans hydrated and it contains calcium, magnesium and potassium which is good for us.

    Agriculture uses the most percentage of water. It uses more than two thirds of the water  globally. Agriculture helps to raise livestock,, grow crops, and  food to feed the livestock. It also includes the process of watering the crops through sprinklers and trenches which is more efficient for farmers.

    In some countries water is precious and they are in need of water hydration to survive. Their water is either polluted or they have to walk kilometres in the heat to provide water for their families.They don't have access to the quantity of water they should consume.

    Another life form that needs water to survive is plants. Plants need to absorb  water to hydrate themselves, provide themselves with nutrients and keep themselves functioning properly just like humans.  

   Unlike humans, plants consume water differently, They have vascular tissues which help to transport water and minerals from the roots to the leaves. They can also get water through dew, irrigation and rainfall.

    Plants use photosynthesis. This is how they grow sugary foods for themselves. Photosynthesis starts of when humans breath out carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide goes through the tree which then becomes oxygen. But while this is happening the sun provides nutrients and energy for the tree while roots provide the tree with water to keep it hydrated.

Water is important for all life forms. Please take what you have learnt and use it to preserve water.

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