water care



We explain what water care is, why it is important and we give you tips to take care of it. Also, illustrative images.

Water is essential for the survival of living beings.

What is water care?

When we talk about the care of water, we refer to the rational use of Water. This implies ensuring the protection of clean and consumable water sources on our planet, trying not to contaminate it, not waste it and thus preserve this vital liquid not only for our species, but for the life whole in the planet Earth.

As we well know, water is essential to sustain a stable planet's climate, for vital processes of all organisms (as the photosynthesis) and to redistribute certain chemical elements across the planet (like carbon).

At the same time, it is an abundant and common ingredient in the vast majority of human activities. To begin with, it is used in everyday life, for example to shower, wash, evacuate our waste, etc. On the other hand, it is used in agricultural and industrial work. In addition, our body requires its direct consumption, since it is made up of 70% water.

Importance of water care

75% of the water extracted for industrial purposes is used for energy production.

This may be obvious, but without water we could not live. All the biochemical cycles and physicists of our planet involve water in one way or another. It is in the oceans that make up two-thirds of our planet, in the water vapor of our atmosphere and in dense ice sheets at the poles, which operate as huge air conditioners to maintain the weather stable.

However, water management by our species is far from ideal. Waste is frequent, pollution and waste of water, while an important part of the world population lacks it and dies of thirst. Some data from the United Nations detailing the magnitude of this are as follows:

  • Water scarcity affects four out of 10 people in the world.
  • 2.1 billion people lack access to health services drinking water.
  • 4.5 billion people lack reliable sanitation services.
  • 1.5 million children die each year due to diseases linked to contaminated water.
  • 80% of wastewater returns to ecosystem without any treatment.
  • 70% of the water extracted from the ecosystem in the world is consumed by farming.
  • 75% of the water extracted for industrial purposes on the planet is used for the production of Energy.
  • 90% of the world's natural disasters are linked in one way or another to water.
  • Only 3% of the total water on the planet is fresh water that can be consumed by the human being.

Recommendations for water care

In addition to closing the taps, we must avoid water leaks.

Here are some recommendations for the correct management of water and to reduce the impact that human activities have on it and the ecosystem:

  • Address water leaks in the toilet. A loss of water of this nature means the sacrifice in vain of 100 to 1,000 liters of water daily.
  • Close the taps that are not used. When bathing, washing our hands, brushing our teeth or other daily activities, we can turn off the tap and turn it on again, instead of letting the water run without using it.
  • Use recycled water to water the plants. As far as possible, do not allocate clean water for the maintenance of plants, especially if it is lawns or long expanses of vegetation.
  • Use the washing machine with full loads. Let's make the most of the enormous amount of water that these machines use to wash clothes, as well as dishwashers and other similar appliances.
  • Consume eco-friendly products. Especially those products that end up dumped in the sewer or other water sources, since this way we do not add additional pollutants to the wastewater. We must also avoid pouring used oil down the drain.
  • Avoid wasteful activities. Such as watering dirt roads, hosing down sidewalks, especially during the day. Go to the car washes as little as possible.
  • Employ the electric power Responsibly. Although it may not seem like it, the waste of electricity It also leads to waste of water, since almost all energy is obtained from sources linked to water.
  • Educate in the responsible consumption. Let's teach our children, friends, neighbors and acquaintances to respect and conserve water. Let us demand of our governments local and national campaigns for awareness and saving of water, as well as the installation of water treatment served and the monitoring of the use of water by large Business and industries.

Water care images

In some parts of Africa, people travel long distances to get water.

The sewage treatment removes contaminants from water.

Only 3% of the water on the planet is consumed by humans.

1.5 million children die each year from diseases linked to contaminated water.
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