Topic: Access to Water
Delegate: Isabella Beckhorn
School: Williamston High School
Water is something most of us take for granted in our daily lives when many of the world’s population does not have access to clean water. It is estimated that 790 million people do not have access to clean water. That is 11% of the world’s population. While countries have come up with ideas, no one has come up with answers to all countries problems. What can be done to create a logical solution to every nations problems? Countries worldwide have been asking what they can do to help.
Brazil is a country that has faced drought and flooding before, but never like this. Currently, there are 4 million people dealing with the effects of floods and drought as they do not have access to safe water. 24 million people cannot get proper sanitation. There are some who have access to these necessities, but water supply downtime, disruption of service and deficiencies created challenges. In some parts of Brazil, this crisis has been going on since 2012. Since then, droughts and floods have been discussed in the press. In certain areas the press have made aware of the presence of rationing and varying water cuts.
Brazil has always been a country that has had a considerable amount of water. In this time of crisis, Brazil would like help from countries fortunate enough to supply safe water to all of its citizens. Brazil would also like for countries dealing with this same issue to converse and try to find reliable answers to these issues. Though you cannot stop Mother Nature, Brazil would like to find a way to safely deliver proper water and sanitation to all of its people.
- Isabella Beckhorn