There are water issues all across the world that are getting worse each and every day. If there isn’t a solution to the lack of drinking water, then the world is in danger of surviving. In my opinion, I think part of the answer lies in technology. We can perfect desalinization plants to be more efficient and less costly so we can turn the ocean’s water into usable water for countries throughout the world. This process can be costly though, which is why it isn’t a great option. I think education will also play a role. People throughout the world need to be educated on how scarce of a resource water truly is. Rachel Carson wrote a book about the springs drying up in Florida. People aren’t aware that this is happening. I think once people become more aware and knowledgeable about the situation we are facing, they will stop taking water for granted.
I think the approach for tackling water scarcity is different for underdeveloped countries verses developed countries because the problem with water is different in each. The issue with water in underdeveloped countries is that there isn’t enough clean water for them to use, where as in developed countries there’s more clean water available, however, people take advantage of this and often waste water causing there to be shortages. If policy, such as the Clean Water Act, was used in developing countries to make a standard for the water people drink I feel it will only be beneficial for the country and the world.