Water Pollution in South Africa

Water Pollution in South Africa

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  • Water Pollution in South Africa
  • Before 1996, most of South Africa had fresh water and a good, balanced ecosystem.
  • But when humans started to farm in South Africa, they started using fertilizer which got into the streams and rivers they were next to, polluting the water for the animals.
  • Pollution of all sources fresh water can lead to the extinction of many animals in that ecosystem.
  • 1. If one animal in the ecosystem dies out because of polluted water it could effect the entire system because the animals that eat that thing don't have a food source and it will continue until all the animals are extinct.
  • How Water Pollution Effects the Ecosystem
  • The lion can become extinct if water pollution is not stopped and fast.
  • Water pollution can also be caused by urbanization when humans build houses and need to remove land and put that land in perfectly clean water, polluting it.
  • 2. The quality of the water in South Africa is decreasing.
  • 1. Fresh water is now scarce in South Africa.
  • 3. Agriculture fertilizers have polluted the streams and rivers they are next to.
  • How Water Pollution Effects the Ecosystem in South Africa
  • 1. Farmers in South Africa should need a permit to farm in areas prone to pollution.
  • 2. There could be filters placed on rivers or streams to prevent fertilizers or any other pollution to get to where animals drink from.
  • How to Possibly Prevent Water Pollution from Happening
  • About 783 million people in the world don't have access to clean, drinkable water.
  • In 1997, about half of Africa's population suffered water related illnesses.
  • SOURCES www.randwater.co.za/corporateresponsibility/ wwe/pages/waterpollution.aspx Environmental Issues in Southern Africa - Wikipedia 23 Incredible Facts About Water in Africa (STATISTICS AND MORE)
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