As many people do not know that now many people from different parts of the world are facing water crisis problem.
Lacking of clean water has become a major issue for people around the world. We may not know that other people in parts of the world has no access to clean water. We are fortunate to live in countries that are rich in clean waters to access. But how about those poorer countries around the world?
The water that we waste for example washing things without closing the tapes , and having a bathe rather than a shower. All these amount of water is enough for other people at other places to have clean water.
Did you know that around every 20 seconds , a child dies from water-related disease and also more people own cell phones than have access to toilet.
So what can we really do to solve the water crisis problems for the poor people around the world? For example we can take a shower instead of a bathe and also turn off the tape when we are washing our plates.
But the main problem is how we help developing countries where the water we save is as much as they can use.
This is where social media come to use. Using social media would be able to let more people have awareness of the water crisis problems face by other countries. But other than that what does it help to solve the problems?
We will talk about the problem in the next part.
By the time we read this Introduction , a children had already died from water-related disease.
Social media helps user to have awareness through water crisis around the world through internet website example facebook , twitter , google etc to discuss and talk about water-related problems faced by the world.
Social Media Apps and Tools
These apps and tools can help you measure how much water you use, find conservation tips, and also use your phone to calculate how much water that went into your groceries. These applications and tools simply accessable through iphone applications , internet applications as well as fun calculator applications through the internet. One example is the virtual water applications. This is a cool iPhone application created by a European organization to let you have the awareness of how much freshwater is used to produce certain products. Examples are you will know 500 grams of barley requires 650 litres of water to grow and etc.
Social Media News
Another one is to search online for the latest water-related news. You can now easily search for water-related news online through updates across the world and check out major resources for staying on top of the news. One example is the UN water. It is a division of the United Nations which will update the latest policy news to keep track of what countries are doing about water and the solution they came out with to solve the water-related problem on a larger scale through government and international policy news.
Social Media Campaigns
Last one would be the campaigns and activities brought up by major and non-profit organisations through the Blog Action Day. Other websites like change.org has also compiled a list that draws a wider of people and organisations. Examples are the Oxfam which is an international confederation of 14 organisations working together around the world to bring solutions to poverty and injustice. And also the charity water which is a non-profit organisation where objective is to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in parts of the world.
Looking at all of the above , the social media has indeed help up a lot about the awareness through water-related problems. Events that are organise by non-profit organisation helps to create an awareness to water-related problems and also help to raise fund for people who are willing to donate to the organisations.
However , although the social media help to let people have more awareness to water-related issues , it is still people freewill if they wanted to donate and help out or not.
But if social media is those not alert people about water-related problems to world are facing , they will never have the chance to help out to solve the problems. Thus social media is still useful as it have give a chance for kind-hearted people to help out or donate rather than they do not know anything and thus can never have a chance to donate or help out.
1. HOW TO: Help Solve the Global Water Crisis with Social Media