Water Pollution Speech in English
A very good morning to everyone present here. A warm welcome to everyone to the forum where I am going to keep my views about a burning topic, i.e. water pollution.
Water is one of the natural resources which is essential for living beings on the earth. We, humans, need water not only to be alive on the earth but also for plenty of other purposes.
Human beings use water for cooking, washing, irrigation, fishing, power generation & for many more activities. However, since the last few decades, people are being seen misusing & contaminating the natural resource.
We are exploiting the natural resource, water as a result of population growth, urbanization, industrialization & technological advancement. So majorly we can attribute economic growth as one of the factors for water pollution.
The primary sources of water pollution are domestic sewage which has many components which are non-biodegradable like plastics. We flush our untreated & unsegregated domestic waste directly into rivers & oceans, which has resulted in the contamination of water bodies.
Industrial waste which contains chemical discharges their waste to nearby water bodies which have resulted in water pollution. The textile, sugar, chemical, plastic, refineries or every other industry releases some of their by-products into the rivers & oceans.
With the use of fertilizers to increase production in agricultural lands, which runs with water to water bodies contaminate them. Excess nitrates present in fertilizers also sips into the groundwater resulting in using them unfit for drinking.
Now let me tell you how these affect living beings. Polluted Water can spread epidemic diseases like cholera, dysentery, typhoid & many more waterborne ailments in humans.
Drinking these polluted water has also affected the animals by causing various diseases. Polluted Water also affects vegetation by decreasing the fertility of the soil as they destroy the natural microorganism present in the soil.
It has mostly affected the marine & freshwater organisms, as we are mainly contaminating their living surrounding. Even few species are at the extend of extinction due to pollution.
Controlling water pollution has become one of the significant challenges for, as majorly, we have created the issue by human activities. Ensuring proper disposal system & disposing of industrial waste after treatment must be compulsory.
Our effort must be not contaminating the water bodies anymore & we must work towards cleaning up of the already contaminated water sources.
Optimised use of fertilizers can be done for the vegetation. The government of India has already taken steps like Cleaning Ganga project. We being the responsible citizen of India also must work towards the cause by doing every possible thing possible.
In the end, I would like to suggest one small step which all of us must practise is “Stop using Plastic”. This simple step will make our struggle for the same quite easier.
Short Speech on Water Pollution
“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” – Albert
With this beautiful quote, I would like to open the session for a discussion on water pollution. I want to keep a few points regarding the topic.
Seventy percent of the body of humans comprises of water. So we cannot deny that it is one of the essential components of life on earth. Now the question arises how we have treasured this natural resource we all got as a gift.
We all have this clarity in our mind, I guess. The industrialization, urbanization & technological advancement which has improved our standard of living but has done nothing good for the environment.
The flow of untreated household wastes & chemical waste from industries are the primary cause for the contamination of the water bodies. The use of excess fertilizers has also polluted our water systems.
Plastics are one of the major cause as they are non-biodegradable & stays in the food chain. Nature has already alarmed us several times about the consequences of polluting the environment.
This is the time we must find alternative & we must restrict ourselves from polluting the water bodies more & more. Polluted Water has already resulted in the extinction of many species which resides in water.
It has also caused harm to humans by spreading several epidemics like typhoid, cholera & many more which can be life-threatening.
So I request all of you to understand the severity of the situation & act accordingly. We must stop or find an alternative for all such activity which is polluting the water bodies around us.
We all must remember that there cannot be life without water. So act wisely & save the earth.