We are passing through the stage of tremendous change which focuses on rapid development. Consequently, the available natural resources are depleting. Water is one such natural resource. The issue of soaring food prices and the rapid depletion of the world's energy resources, it has been observed that a catastrophic water shortage could prove the biggest threat to mankind in coming years. The 20th century has seen the world's population triple. Utilization of renewable water recourses has increased by six times in the same period. India’s demand for water is growing even as it stretches its supplies. Water infrastructure is crumbling, preventing the government from being able to supply drinking water to its citizens. India needs to make water supply a national priority the way it has made food security and economic growth priorities in the past. India’s need for a comprehensive management program is so severe because of its rapidly depleting water supply, environmental problems, and growing population. The stress on water sources poses a major challenge to social scientists. The stress on water resources results from an imbalance between the consumption of water and the available water resources. The need of the hour is to change our thinking on water. Unless radical transformation is brought in the mindsets of the common people, the issue of water scarcity and crisis will further deepen.
Cite this article:
Anurag Dwivedi. Sustainable Environment: Towards Water Wisdom for Harmony. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 2(3): July-Sept., 2014; Page 151-155.