During dry and hot weather periods, it is common to find dry and cracked earth without even a single shed of water or wet areas. Lakes, rivers, and streams may as well run dry. These are the typical earth conditions that define drought in layman terms.
Drought can be defined as extended periods of precipitation shortage, normally for a season or more resulting in water deficiency for some human activities or environmental sustainability. Human activities such as farming, irrigation, or domestic uses of water are normally highly impacted during droughts.
Plant, animal and human lives in the areas where there is no water left at all are similarly affected. Drought is a natural event arising due to less precipitation than expected thus defining the intricacies witnessed when the demands for water supply are higher than the available water for some activity, humans, or the environment.
Causes of drought are: rainfall or precipitation deficiency; many human causes; drying out of surface water flow; global warming.
There also many effects of drought which have devastating effects on the environment and the society as a whole. Water use is part and parcel of almost every human activity as well as the life of plants and animals. On this basis, extended deficiency of water can affect the society in various ways both directly and indirectly. The effects can therefore generally be categorized as environmental, economic, and social.
Environmental: drying out of water bodies; reduction in soil quality; unsuitable conditions for plant and vegetation survival; migration and death of animals and wildlife.
Economic: increased budgetary spending by farmers; reduced crop yields; industrial and governmental losses; higher energy cost for economies dependent on hydro-power.
Social: outbreak of waterborne diseases; hunger, anemia, malnutrition, and deaths; migration of people and anxiety.
What can we do to protect the victims of drought?
- Drought can happen in any place but the western thinking society have never experienced life without any water drop at all. At the same time the reality for people living in different kind of regions all over the world where all the water has gone is real. Women try to get a drop of the water for their children hitting with an ax in the ground, in Africa some areas are left because of the lack of the water, people have died trying to survive. The most frightening part for all of us is that the drinking water is becoming less and less and one day it can happen also here.
That is why Charity Support team is working on educational program how to educate people about water usage in their daily lives, how to minimize water usage for unnecessary things and have the knowledge in general about drought danger and people who are suffering and dying from it.
- Second thing Charity Support scientific team is working on is a research about salt water transformation into drinking water and for it to be available all over the world for people, animals and plants. Our team is searching for the best and effective technologies and ways how to produce it in big amounts.
- Third thing Charity Support team is working on is media awareness program – making drought issue as a real problem for all the world. The goal with the campaigns and advertisements is to help people who are suffering from drought all over the world and think about our own actions and the way how we use the water. Your donation will help us to make a big step forward, spread an awareness for people to face the truth and search for new and effective solutions how to save this world!
Thank you for understanding and your concerns about drought victims protection.