Answer to Question #198780 in General Chemistry for fleur

Question #198780

The Earth is rhetorically called the world of water. This is because 70 to 71% of the Earth surface is occupied with water. Our country the Philippines is surrounded with multiple bodies of water, then why is that despite of this, one of leading problem or crisis that the most communities are facing is water shortage, how can this be possible knowing that there is an abundance of water that surrounds our islands. What is the root of this? And What proposition would you suggest in alleviating suffering from this crisis? Consider or relate the concepts in General Chemistry II in giving answers to the question.

Expert's answer


"\\bigstar" We know that the low or negative water pressure in pipes due to the short supply can attract contaminants that will put water quality at risk when the supply is restored.

"\\bigstar" Also in addition the limited supply obliges people to store more water. If not handled properly than this will provide more opportunity for the mosquitoes to breed and consequently increase in cases of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and fever.

"\\bigstar" we know that the strategies such as the application of improved rainwater collection systems and the -state_ of_ the_ art desalination technologies coupled with renewable energies that can be used in the Philippines when required .

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