Essay on Water

Submitted By Darylle-Pitts
Words: 731
Pages: 3


Darryle Pitts
Mr. Miller


This paper is about water, and the use for it in our lives and in the world. Also how can we can save water, and really just what water is.


The water you drink today has most likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs were on the earth, a long time ago. The amount of fresh water has been constant over time, and has been recycled continuously through the world. The population has exploded, which means that there is competition for fresh water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and bathing.
Freshwater makes up a very small amount of all the water on the planet. While almost seventy percent of the world is covered with water, only two point five of it is fresh water. Only one percent of our freshwater is easily accessed, most of it is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.
Really, only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to feed its six point eight billion people. People need water to survive wherever they are in the world. The human body is sixty percent water, and water is needed for food, clothing, moving our waste stream, and keeping humans and the environment healthy. As humans, we have been bad at our usage of water. Water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population in the last century. By 2025, over half of the worlds population will live in areas with little water. The challenge we as humans face is how to keep, manage, and give the water that we have the right way.
Water is continuously moving around, through and above the earth. It moves as vapor, liquid and ice, and is changing its form continuously. The movement of water is called the water cycle, and water creates itself through this cycle. Precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, and runoff are the primary phases of the water cycle. Water is usually measured by an acre­foot, and one acre­foot equals 325,851 gallons, so one acre­foot of water is enough to flood a football


field. Drinking water can come from two places, ground or surface. Ground water is the portion of water beneath the earths surface that can be collected with wells or which that flows naturally to the surface with seepage or streams. Surface water is the water that stays on the earths surface in rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans.
Water is very useful in my life, especially always being active and playing basketball.
Dehydration is a big thing, and if you do not have enough water in your body, as you are running and working your body out, then you can suffer from it. You lose water everyday through going to the restroom and breath, and you must replenish your body by drinking beverages, and eating food. The normal male should consume at least thirteen cups of water a day. Nearly all the major systems in your body depend on water. It