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Global Social Issues- Water Pollution

I need help identifying environmental issues, specifically, water pollution issues. I need assistance explaining the resistance to the social change as well as how various affected social groups have dealt with the environmental issue of water pollution.

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Ocean water may cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, but thirsty humans rely on finite supplies of freshwater to stay alive. And with exploding human population growth, especially in poor countries, these finite supplies get quickly spoken for. Further, in places without proper sanitation, water can become tainted with any number of diseases and parasites. Freshwater resources are vital for meeting basic human needs and inadequate protection of the quality and the supply of freshwater can set important limits to sustainable development. Many health hazards in developing countries and transition-economy countries are related to poor water quality and limited water quantity. Many of these countries use more than their annual freshwater renewal rate by satisfying demands from non-renewable resources. This water shortage is expected to worsen as a result of several factors ...

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Ocean water may cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, but thirsty humans rely on finite supplies of freshwater to stay alive. And with exploding human population growth, especially in poor countries, these finite supplies get quickly spoken for. Further, in places without proper sanitation, water can become tainted with any number of diseases and parasites. Freshwater resources are vital for meeting basic human needs and inadequate protection of the quality and the supply of freshwater can set important limits to sustainable development. Many health hazards in developing countries and transition-economy countries are related to poor water quality and limited water quantity. Many of these countries use more than their annual freshwater renewal rate by satisfying demands from non-renewable resources.

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