Over the past 6 months, Klang valley has encountered several water supply disruptions due to the same problem, water pollution in Sungai Selangor areas. Although, water supply is restored by authorities between 24-72 hours, this problem always leads to a dead-end of solutions. If a small group of people experiencing the disruption wouldn’t be a much of a fuzz but hitting 5 million people at once with water cut is a big thing. Two major disruptions in a week in the month of October not only raised many eyebrows but also many questions.
What caught netizens attention is a tweet from renowned molecular scientist Raven which became instantly viral. Raven Baxter, or more popularly known as Raven the Science Maven, is an American molecular biologist and science communicator. She initially tweeted about Nasa finding water on moon surface which later to be retweeted by Selangorians about water disruption in Klang valley. The matter caught Raven’s attention and she couldn’t help but to let the world know by tweeting “We are not even meeting basic water needs on EARTH”. Most Selangorians are experiencing a water shortage due to pollution in raw water sources over the second half of last month. She also added that “We’ve heard countless stories of people without WATER. Water is necessary to live on EARTH. We must make sure access to this is secured for every human,” she said.
On prior to Raven’s word of wisdom, the same has been also listed in United Nation’s Sustainability Goals, which is providing clean water and sanitization. It is goal number six set by UN as more and more countries are left behind in terms of getting water. Here’s some of important message from UN’s website as below:
Safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems is essential.
Ensuring universal safe and affordable drinking water involves reaching over 800 million people who lack basic services and improving accessibility and safety of services for over two billion.
Thus, overcoming water pollution is not just the responsibility of United Nation or governments, rather a cumulative responsibility of entire mankind as noble children of mother earth.
Stay tuned for our next article on “5 Easy Steps You & I Can Do to Overcome Water Pollution”.
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