Q .   Your school has conducted a speech competition on the occasion of World Water Day.   Write a speech, as a competitor, on the topic  ‘Water, Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink’.

• Life

• Water shortage

• Unfit of consumption

• Ocean water

• Glaciers

• Conserve water

This question has already been answered in the study material. You are requested to kindly refer to it.

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                                                       Water, Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

Good morning to one and all. Today, I shall express my views on the problem of water scarcity on the occasion of World Water Day.

Water is life. But, less than one percent of the earth 's water is fresh water, available for human consumption. The entire world has to quench its thirst only with this meager water. Thus, water shortage is only natural. Despite this, we use water injudiciously. Mismanagement, corruption, overuse, pollution, etc. are some factors that have intensified the problem.

If this situation continues, very soon, we will be left with no drinking water and our survival would become precarious. Water will be there, in the oceans, in abundance but we would not be able to drink it. It is high time we woke up to the situation and took necessary steps towards conservation of water.

 

I thank you for your valuable time.

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Water, Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

Good morning to one and all. Today, I shall express my views on the problem of water scarcity on the occasion of World Water Day.

Water is life. But, less than one percent of the earth's water is fresh water, available for human consumption. The entire world has to quench its thirst only with this meager water. Thus, water shortage is only natural. Despite this, we use water injudiciously. Mismanagement, corruption, overuse, pollution, etc. are some factors that have intensified the problem.

If this situation continues, very soon, we will be left with no drinking water and our survival would become precarious. Water will be there, in the oceans, in abundance but we would not be able to drink it. It is high time we woke up to the situation and took necessary steps towards conservation of water.

I thank you for your valuable time.

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  Water, Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

Good morning to one and all. Today, I shall express my views on the problem of water scarcity on the occasion of World Water Day.

Water is life. But, less than one percent of the earth 's water is fresh water, available for human consumption. The entire world has to quench its thirst only with this meager water. Thus, water shortage is only natural. Despite this, we use water injudiciously. Mismanagement, corruption, overuse, pollution, etc. are some factors that have intensified the problem.

If this situation continues, very soon, we will be left with no drinking water and our survival would become precarious. Water will be there, in the oceans, in abundance but we would not be able to drink it. It is high time we woke up to the situation and took necessary steps towards conservation of water.

I thank you for your valuable time.

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Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink 
by RBC Wealth Management’s Investment Committee 
What the Ancient Mariner expressed in frustration certainly has relevance today: “Water, water, 
everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Variations of that old adage, which have been passed down for 
generations, illustrate the dangerous paradox of water. It’s everywhere, yet most of it is inaccessible. 
The fictional characters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous 18th century English poem, The Rime of the 
Ancient Mariner, recognized what so many explorers have lamented as they began to run out of water. 
They were surrounded by a vast ocean of seawater, but they couldn’t drink any of it. 
More than 200 years later, the world is still rich in seawater but by comparison has barely a drop of fresh 
water. Roughly 70% of the earth is covered with water; however, 97.5% of it is saltwater. Only 2.5% of 
the earth’s water is fresh, and much of that is frozen. Just 0.5% of the world’s water is accessible fresh 
water. 
Water scarcity doesn’t discriminate. It 
can impact developed and developing 
nations. Water shortages already 
afflict roughly 700 million people in 
43 countries. The World Bank 
forecasts by 2035, more than onethird of the world’s population will be 
at risk of living in severely waterstressed areas. Water usage is rising at 
twice the rate of global population 
growth. 
For investors, we believe the Ancient Mariner’s lament and the distressed state of fresh water resources 
brings opportunity. As water shortages become more common, and as water infrastructure needs grow, 
more resources will likely be spent to solve the world’s pressing water problems, in our assessment. 
The water industry is already the third-largest industry in the world—behind oil and electricity. Our 
correspondent research firm forecasts global water infrastructure spending could grow 6.7% per year until 
2025. However, investing in the water industry is not a cut-and-dried exercise. 
This report describes the distressed state of the world’s fresh-water resources and examines some of the 
investment opportunities in the industry. Furthermore, it explains why RBC is so committed to fostering 
water stewardship and preserving the world’s water resources from environmental and humanitarian 
standpoints. 
RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets Corporation, 
Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. 
Ocean Water 
(not drinkable), 
97.5%
Available Fresh Water, 0.5%
Frozen Fresh Water, 2.0%
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, United Nations 
World Water Development
Underground Aquifiers 97.87%
Rainfall 1.16%
Lakes 0.89%
Reserv oirs 0.05%
Riv ers
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