Of the less than 1% of the available water for drinking, most of the third world countries do not have the needed resource to provide safe and clean drinkable water to its people. According to 2008 WHO report on Drinkable Water and Sanitation, about 885 million people, translating to an eighth of the world’s population, have no access to safe water. About 3.6 million people die annually from diseases resulting from unsafe drinking water.
The water problem has intensified so much that the world is being more and more convinced that water will be the centre for the upcoming unprecedented war amongst human. But, the fact is that, a war has already begun between nature and humanity. As per UNICEF, Every day, 6,000 children die of water-related diseases. And as per WHO, 3.4 million people are die due to waterborne disease. Every single death in Arsenic affected habitats accounts for drinking water. Two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to face water scarcity by 2025, according to the United Nations.
Nature has its own process to manage water. In the era of industrialisation and commercialisation, nature has been ignored the most, and hence the management of water. The consumption and usage of water is increasing year by year, and hence the contamination of water sources. In the pursuit of safe water, Every year, we are going further deep down to withdraw ground water. This is leading to long-term disaster to nature, including like increase of arsenic poisoning in ground water wells. Most of the conventional water resources are non-functional or non-usable.
The bottled water market is increasing, along-with the intensification of scarcity, with an annual growth rate of 11% globally, and 21% in India itself; while producing Industrial water filtration technology, Reverse Osmosis based filters are creating long term health situation for the users. 1/3 what the world spends on bottled water in one year could pay for projects providing water to everyone in need. Quality and availability of water for drinking purpose, and for other utilities is the biggest challenge for the coming era.
Popular technologies, like RO (Reverse Osmosis), based filters are creating more problems to the market than solving it. On one side, where RO purifiers are not removing the critical water . contaminants like Arsenic, Lead, Uranium, Mercury etc, and on the other side RO filters are removing the elements essential & healthy for human body. The nature off Nature to purify water slowly. Water molecules are healthy when it is stable. Thats one of the reason why overnight stabled water is considered as healthy to drink. RO Purifiers are creating huge turmoil in the water at a molecular level. The moment RO purified water is entering the body, it is using the human body to find its balance. Overall, RO Purifiers are creating more health hazard, than to solve it. Moreover, RO Purifiers are wasting amount of water in the process of purification. In ay 2019, NGT (National Green Tribunal) banned the use of the water for sources which has water less than 500 ppb.