The cleanest water in the world
Water is a vital resource for the human body, keeping us healthy and hydrated, so it would only make sense that we would strive to drink the cleanest, safest water that we can.
Understanding Unsafe Water
Unfortunately, we still live in a world where some people have no access to clean water. Unicef tells us that an estimated 1 in 10 people still lack basic services in addition to the 144 million who drink untreated surface water. In this instance, basic services relate to elements of sanitation and hygiene that include water.
Without access to this clean water, people living in certain poorer countries are unable to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, in both the body and the wider environment.
Some elements that make water unsafe are quite clear, these being ‘human and animal waste’ that contain ‘germs and worms’, and toxic chemicals, such as those provided by factories and oil refineries.
Poorer countries lack the means to provide clean and safe water to their residents, leading to polluted drinking water and many health issues.
All of the above, in addition to clay, silt, and other organic or inorganic matter can increase water turbidity. This makes the water much more difficult to treat due to the sheer amount of materials found within it.
How do we make water safe?
For those who have to live with poor quality water, there have been a number of developments made to allow for a safer lifestyle.
At the Technology Exchange Lab, they work to encourage the ‘adoption of innovative, cost-effect, and sustainable solutions’ via the use of a crowdsourced database.
They have an extensive list of inventions, some of which relate to our topic today. Some large inventions such as the AguaClara Water Treatment System aim to provide a way to produce clean water that small communities can operate themselves, relying on liquid chlorine to purify the water.
Whilst we can only provide our services to the UK, we would urge you to revisit Unicef and not only delve more into the values of clean water, but other key issues as well and find out how you can help.
The answer you’ve all been waiting for
So, after our little dive into the world of clean water – where exactly has the cleanest?
Well, the top dog when it comes to clean water is Switzerland.
“All Swiss have a legal responsibility rooted in their constitution to take care of their water supply,” which is something that we could all strive for, whether legally-required or not. But as well as having access to water quality systems, you just can’t beat mother nature.
Given that Switzerland receives plenty of ‘rainfall and has done for many decades’ and the neutral melting of its ‘glaciers’, the country receives a steady supply of clean and fresh water from the land itself. If Switzerland can fend off global warming (as should we all), it will continue to prosper in the world of water.
If the issues discussed here have you thinking about your relationship with water, be sure to get in contact with us on 01462 455772, and we will be happy to discuss the steps we can help you to take.