Tuesday, February 02, 2016

"again he entered into Capernaum" - How Serious Water Issues Are

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How Serious Water Issues Are

Water is very important for life of living things, including human beings.

Indeed, the Bible proves this importance as Christ Jesus is depicted with water so impressively.
Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
John 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
John 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
As the modern material civilization is evolving and spreading, more and more water is consumed by more and more people in the world.

3. What is the total world annual consumption of potable water and seawater?People already use over half the world's accessible freshwater now, and may use nearly three-quarters by 2025. Over the twentieth century, the world annual water use has grown from about 300 km3 to about 2,100 km3 (see chart).

In this chart the annual water consumption is shown, as withdrawal and use. These two concepts are separated, because much of the withdrawn water is later returned to the water cycle, after application. An example is cooling water; it is used for power generation and is immediately released for further use downstream. 
Each country has a different equivalent use per person.
The annual per capita water use for each part of the world:- North Americans use 1,280 cubic meters- Europeans and Australians use 694 cubic meters- Asians use 535 cubic meters- South Americans use 311 cubic meters- Africans use 186 cubic meters 
Water is used for three main purposes; agricultural uses, industrial uses and domestic uses. Each country uses a different amount of its available water for these three main purposes. In percentages, the global use for the three main purposes is divided up as follows:
- Agriculture (mostly irrigation) = 69 %- Industry = 23 %- Domestic use (household water = drinking water, sanitation) = 8 % 
Current global water withdrawals for irrigation are estimated at about 2,000 to 2,555 cubic kilometres per year. The annual water volume used by industry is estimated 975 km3.
The water that humans use for drinking water preparation is mainly freshwater. But freshwater availability has become a problem over the years, as only 0.014% of the water on earth is readily available freshwater for drinking purposes. In some countries they are trying to solve this problem by withdrawal and desalination of seawater. Right now, 0.1% of the water that is used by humans is desalinated seawater.

As for daily water consumption per person in each country, the US and Australia are the two leading countries, probably because of their uniqueness as big nations in the new world.


This data suggets that the US and Australia should accept more immigrants from water short areas to share their abundant water resources.

The keys to solving the water crisis must be development of water-related technology and responsible involvement of the US and Australia whose densities of population are 32.47 and 3.05 persons per square kilometers, respectively, while Japan's is 336.22 as of 2014.

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Mar 2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.