Global Environment Issue: Water Pollution
Water is referred to as the key to life. No life can survive without water. Yet water is the most abundant natural resource on the planet and a unique feature which differentiates the Earth from other planets in the solar system. Water is a very important commodity for all living things and more so for the survival of man. It has been the cause of numerous accounts of human conflict as well as human animal conflicts. The earliest human civilizations formed around mater bodies as was the case in ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Dodds and Pippard). The conflict theory offers valuable insights as to why human beings have and still fight to control this vital natural resource. This paper seeks to invoke the conflict theory in an effort to address causes and nature of water pollution as a global environment issue.
Seas and oceans hold most of the Earth’s waters and as such, fresh water which humans need to survive and thrive is in limited supply. Water is also unevenly distributed due to a diverse range of natural factors. Human abuse is a factor that has led to fresh water scarcity. Men have opted to seek political and economic gain at the expense of sustainable water use (Dodds and Pippard). One such region is Ranipet India.
Ranipet Tanning and Chemical Processing Industries
According to Ambiga and AnnaDurai (1), water pollution is directly related to industrial development. Industries need water for different purposes and as such, economical development in the past and at present is highly dependent on the availability of water. India is the second most populous country on earth and as such has had to employ strategies aimed at developing its economic growth through the creation of different industries. In the past twenty years, India has realized significant growth and as such its future looks quite bright. Unfortunately, India has realized economic development at the expense of its people, the environment and its numerous ecosystems (Rao, Rao, and Ranganathan, 1).
India’s Ranipet region has a vibrant tanning indust