Water Crisis: 6 Ways to Save Yourself! | Explained by Dhruv Rathee

Water Crisis: 6 Ways to Save Yourself! | Explained by Dhruv Rathee


All the wells that are dry.. to try to find any water whatsoever What could happen without proper water management? This is a government issue here 21 cities, by just next year could run out of ground water That’s just next year! Now, the projection in ten more years By 2030, 40% of all of India could have no water in the groundwater and no access to drinking water Ongoing today is the worst water crisis in the entire history of India. According to the data of Indian MET department, more than half of the country is undergoing drought like conditions In the past few days, the worst manifestation of this was seen in Chennai, where the capacity of water reservoirs that is, how much water is contained in the water reserves of Chennai slid down and reached a mere 0.2% There’s a lake in Chennai which is one of the main water reservoir and supplies water to the city This is a photograph of (*corrected) December 2018 of the lake Look what became of it gradually until June 2019 These are the satellite images of this lake It started drying up gradually and completely dried up by June 2019 something which has never happened in the history of this lake These are the satellite images of June 2018 and June 2019, taken in the same month just a year apart This is condition of all the water reservoirs of Chennai, when you look at their satellite images Due to the scarcity of water, the IT companies have asked their employees to work from home There’s no need to come to the office Several restaurants have been shut down People had to bring in water tankers from outside the states to access water Last year around the same time this month a water tanker in Chennai cost 1500 rupees A family can live off a water tanker for 15 days This year, the cost of a water tanker has reached 6000 rupees Think about it, if a family has to subsist for a month, they pay more than 10,000 rupees just over water How will the lower middle class families and poor people be able to subsist? This is the reason why there were a lot of fights over water The fight over water resulted in the murder of a man in Chennai This problem is not limited to Chennai. Such stories are rampant all over the country There were a lot of incidents in Madhya Pradesh, fights over water amongst people In one such incident, the driver of a water tanker was attacked over the issue of water (they alleged) that he was not providing them water in a proper manner There are reports of riots in Uttar Pradesh There was another report before the elections that five villages boycotted the elections over the issues of water because the villagers felt that the government does not solve their problems, so we will not vote in the elections A man in Jharkhand attacked 6 people with a knife in a brawl over water Infact, policemen were deputed to guard the water tankers in Madhya Pradesh In Rajasthan, people have started to lock their water containers to prevent stealing of water This problem is greatly interrelated with climate change, biodiversity destruction and environmental destruction Due to climate change, our summers are becoming hotter, winters are becoming colder The monsoon season is becoming shorter but the intensity of the rains have increased This leads to floods whenever it rains and droughts when it does not rain Such things are happening on a larger scale when more trees are cut down and environment is further destroyed Especially, when we hear reports of thousands(54,000) of mangroves being cut down for laying bullet train tracks There was a recent series on Netflix, “Leila”, if you’ve seen it This series showcases the extent to which extreme nationalism and extreme religion can degrade a nation There is one more important thing communicated by this series Where would climate change and environmental destruction take our country in the future? This series shows how clean air and drinking water have become a luxury when you turn the tap on, there’s a stream of gushing blackish dirty water It shows how the rich have built up a boundary around themselves where they live, to keep out the dirt But climate change is something that will impact everybody If it is 50 degrees outside, they too would have to endure the heat In the series, they decide to construct a dome over their boundary so that it could be permanently air conditioned That is, they’d be happy building a huge wall, confining themselves in a huge room with the AC running the outside world could turn into hell, (it didn’t matter) I would not be surprised if this is our future in the coming 50 years If environmental destruction and water crisis continue at the same pace, it would not be surprising if this happened And the way we’re witnessing altercations over water What has been the response of our government in this intense crisis? What do you think? Make a guess! Our government, like always, is not ready to accept the problem A minister of Tamil Nadu states that the water crisis is a manufactured news Some days later, the same minister is spotted performing a puja regarding the water crisis He’s waiting for the Almighty to come and solve the water crisis Our country’s Jalshakti minister is Ganjendra Sb who says water crisis is a fake hype created by media According to him, this isn’t as big of a crisis as projected by the media On the other hand, there were around 40 people protesting in Bihar against the water crisis and the deaths of children due to encephalitis What was the result of this? There was an FIR lodged against the protesters This is the most important part of this video because I will tell you certain things that you can easily implement in your personal lives Whenever there are talks of solving a water crisis, normally it is said that individually, you should reduce your water consumption Use as little as possible This is something that everybody knows- Use as little water as possible, do not waste water But I want to tell you a step ahead of how to reuse water To understand reuse, you have to understand that there are two types of water One – Grey water. Another- Black water Grey water is water flowing out of sinks, washing machines and drains (when we take a bath) Black water is water flowing out of our toilets Black water is actually dirty and has faeces mixed in it that should go out through the drains But the grey water is not that dirty When you are bathing, the water that flows out has mostly soap mixed in it . What else is mixed in it? There’s a small amount of dirt in it. Sometimes soil gets mixed into it This grey water is not too dirty and it can be reused easily I will begin with the cleanest type of grey water, which is a misnomer, because it is very clean I am talking about the water coming out of the air conditioners installed in our rooms The AC works by soaking in the humidity of our rooms, condenses it and this water comes out of the outlet You must have seen the pipe attached at the back of the AC Water continuously trickles out of it This water is formed out of humidity and is very clean Why would it be dirty? After all, your room’s humidity is used to produce this water If you place a bucket near the AC’s outlet and collect this water On a typical hot day, 5-10 litres of water can be collected. Merely in one day. Depending upon the humidity in the air Not only is it clean , it is also cool You can use it to bathe or wash utensils. There’s one point to note: the water isn’t clean enough to drink Do not drink this water without treating it But you can utilize it for other things On the second number is your RO. The RO filter wastes around 75% of water while filtering Now, you’d assume that since the water is being filtered, the water that comes out is dirty But it is not so Most of the water that comes out is normally salty I’m not saying you can drink that water It is not even fit for bathing But it is a type of grey water You can utilise this water in washing machines or watering the plants in the garden In fact this washing machine idea was very popular. This picture became viral. Someone has installed RO in their homes.The water that comes out of the RO is utilised by the washing machines On the third spot is the water that comes out of the rinse cycle of the washing machines This water has the dirt of the clothes mixed in it and the detergent used to wash clothes is also present This water can definitely be used in the flush of toilets It can also be used for plants if you do not use bleach, boron or salt in your washing machines So if you wisely use the detergent for washing your clothes, you can use the water coming out of washing machines to water the plants And if you don’t want to ponder so much, it can definitely be used in toilets On the fourth spot is, when you wash utensils, or wash hands in the sink, or when you take a bath, The water that comes out of these is properly defined as grey water You can unhesitatingly, utilise it to water plants or in toilets Obviously, the problem here is that it is difficult to collect this water for most people Because most people have direct drains (that siphon of the water) when they wash hands or bathe To put simply, if you can, take a bath in a tub so that the water gets collected- this could be a solution Or if you want to go one step further, you can open up the pipe beneath your wash basins and try diverting it So, overall if you see, we use a large amount of water for these things which eventually, all flows down the drain It mixes with dirty water and industrial pollution and flows into our rivers Actually, not all of it is dirty Only the black water which is in our toilets is dirty and should go down the drains The rest of the water is comparatively cleaner which can be used for a number of purposes, but it isn’t used That water gets mixed with the dirty water and it all goes down the drain The fifth step is rain water harvesting. It is difficult to do ourselves, if you try doing everything yourself at home But I shall make a video on it in the future so that I can explain and you can understand in detail And if you want to take one more step to save our environment, then I would recommend you take part in the champion challenge Champion challenge is a challenge from me. Clean up your locality and neighborhood and you have the opportunity to win 1 lakh rupees How will it work and what is its timeline? I have explained it in this video You can click on the “i” button and watch this video and participate When it comes to solutions from the govt, you may say that it should make rainwater harvesting compulsory This is the first thing that comes to mind Here I’d say that the government has already done this Especially in Tamil Nadu and Chennai where the worst crisis has occurred A law has been in place since 2001, that all the newly constructed buildings in Tamil Nadu should compulsorily have a rain water harvesting system It has been 20 years since the law was framed and 20 years later they are facing the worst water crisis It is obvious that the law was not implemented properly The first thing that the government can do is to implement this law and things like these Another thing that the govt can do is treat the dirty water and use it to supply drinking water to the people or to the dried up lakes and water bodies The traditional water harvesting systems of our times, for example johad, should be revived (with govt’s help) I have made a video on this topic because it has been implemented in Delhi There is one working model from which the other states can derive inspiration You can watch this video by clicking on the “i” button and understand how this arrangement works at a very minimal cost for the government The third option is cloud seeding What is cloud seeding? It is the dispersing of chemicals into the cloud due to which condensation, which is responsible for turning of water in ice and formation of clouds that is enabled to form faster and at a higher temperature So, by adding chemicals, the chances of precipitation and rain are increased The Karnataka government has set aside 91 crore rupees for cloud seeding experimentation The Maharastra government has set aside 30 crore rupees for cloud seeding But in my opinion, this is not an effective or permanent solution Because all the research done uptil now all have either stated that only 10% chances of precipitation increase or there would be a 10% increase in precipitation due to cloud seeding or there would be no effect at all A lot of scientific researches have yet not been able to prove that precipitation increases upon cloud seeding The fourth option is desalination that is converting the ocean water into drinking water by desalination It is a huge and interesting process A long discussion can take place on its success and its economics So if you want, I can make a video on it in the future. Write down in the comments below if you feel I should make a video on it Because if I talk about it in this video, it would be a long discussion and a long video So these were some steps and solutions to deal with the water crisis If you found these solutions effective, if you think they would work in helping you save water then share this video with your friends and families Share it with everyone on whatsapp and other platforms So that everyone implements these solutions and everybody, on a large scale, saves water and can fight with this water crisis If you find my videos useful, helpful or informational, then you can support me on Patreon.com/DhruvRathee so that I continue to make such videos for you in the future Its people like you who fund my videos, which allows me to do this work We will meet in the next video. Thank you

100 thoughts on “Water Crisis: 6 Ways to Save Yourself! | Explained by Dhruv Rathee

  1. Must watch part from 5:53, to understand what you can do yourself

    4:57 Response of Govt
    5:53 What is Greywater?
    7:11 Solutions for You
    11:23 Rainwater Harvesting
    12:05 Treating Wastewater
    12:41 Cloud Seeding
    13:36 Desalination

  2. water boards of all states must taken immediate and effective actions to save the water in every reservoirs, hotels, homes, religious places, public places etc… Each n evry individual should take necessary actions to avoid wastage of water wherever u see in public places…

  3. This all r happening due to experiments on environments only please stop doing experiments like cloud seeding… Just concentrate on hiw ti save water and how to dont waste water and rain harvesting naturally that it…. God bless u all

  4. Maine dekha hai har jaga ke jab ham kahin washbasins me hath mu dhote hain to nal hath mu or pair dhone tak khula hi rakhte hain khulla rakh kar hi kulla karte hain please please ap khud soche jitna pani apko hath mu dhone kulla karne nahi lagta usse ziyada pani nal khula rakhne se waste hota hai….
    Specially maine offices or masjidon me bahit dekha hai logon ko ke jab wazu karte hain to kulla karne se lekar pair dhone tak nal khula hi rakhte hain jab ki wuzu karne ke liye srf ek jag ya usse thode pani ki zarurat hoti hai par wuzu karte waqt kam se kam mere hisab se 3/4 jag pani waste hota h……..
    Water boards wale 8din me ek bar nal kholte hain to 4/5 kahin jagah to 8 se 10 ghante nal khula rakhte hain… log 4/5 ghante me kitna pani bahrenge chahe 4/5 ghante kholo ya 1/2 ghante log pani to utna hi stock karenge jitna unke pas capacity h usse ziyada to nahi karnge na?? ??? Isse acha to h ke 2 din me nal khula srf 2 ghante k liye khula rakhnge to mai samjhta hun isse b kuch na kuch reservoirs me pani rahega…. Ye option jaha jahan par bhi implement kar sakte hain karna chahiye…. Mai apni city (Gulbarga, Karnataka) me bahut dkha h ye issue ke max me areas me nal 8 se 10 daily basis par khulta hai…. or kuch jagao par srf 2 ghante khula rahta h wo b week me srf 1bar ye kahan ka insaf ha samaj nahi aata ….

  5. Govt should take ban on companies like bisleri, aquafina, kinley etc… Otherwise water prices goescvery high and water will go far far away from the hands of poor peoples….

  6. Start planting trees … Maximum areas are dry and no trees are seen.,. They have destroyed the forest area and now the time for them .. Survive and plant more and more trees … Climate will change and surely good monsoon will come … Hope for good

  7. according to me best way of saving water is to use water saving technology in agricuture because 82% of water is used in agriculture

  8. सरकार को हिन्दू मुस्लिम से फुर्सत नहीं है

  9. India aao ndtv joined karo or kuch kr k batao apna liye video bana kr kya karoge India aakr news channel me kaam kr k batao

  10. Arey tum yaha ye sab dekh rahe ho waha modi ji man vs wild show me bina khana pani k kese bache wo sikha rahe h 😐

  11. Sir ap vidio banao jis me ghr me tree lagaye ja skte ,jinke ghr me jga nahi hai o log gamale me lgaye ja skte hai …jai se neem ka ya fir pipal ka …kyu ki ye dono tree jada oxygen dete hai ..faltu ke ped lgane se achha ye ped lgaye to bohot jada nahi to thoda oxygen bd jayega ..aur o ghr ke logo ke liye bhi achha hoga ..bohot saare aise log hai jo ghr sjane ki liye faltu ke ped lgate hai ..jo bohot thodi matra me oxygen dete hai… Ap plz.. Ispe video banaao plz…

  12. Sir I like to study pg in environmental education and management after my graduation, so sir would u please suggest me the career after this pg course. Sir I'm from odisha, Dist – Bolangir

  13. i am from nepal the richest country of water resources but still we are facing problems of drinking water in many parts of the country

  14. Nothing needed only population control is the main point to save water , save nature, save other animals & birds. Population is exploding. Human is the main cruel thing to this world. I am also a human but not good creature of this world. Our technology & modernization has done wrong things for ourselves.

  15. लोग इतने मूर्ख है कि क्या कहा जाय।मैंने देखा है कि जिसके घरों का बोरिंग फेल हो गया था, वो परेशान थे, किन्तु जैसे उसने बोरिंग को और गहरा किया और पानी आने लगा तो वे पुरानी बात भूल गए फिर वही बात व्यक्ति पानी का यूज़ घर के बाहर के( सड़क) पर धूल और पानी डाल रहे है, इतनी मूर्खता है, और आप रि यूज़ का बात करते है, मैं गारंटी देता हूं कि .01% भी लोग इस तरह के काम नही करेंगे।

  16. लोग इतने मूर्ख है कि क्या कहा जाय।मैंने देखा है कि जिसके घरों का बोरिंग फेल हो गया था, वो परेशान थे, किन्तु जैसे उसने बोरिंग को और गहरा किया और पानी आने लगा तो वे पुरानी बात भूल गए फिर वही बात व्यक्ति पानी का यूज़ घर के बाहर के( सड़क) पर धूल पर पानी डाल रहे है, इतनी मूर्खता है, और आप रि यूज़ का बात करते है, मैं गारंटी देता हूं कि .01% भी लोग इस तरह के काम नही करेंगे।

  17. लोगो का कॉमेंट पढ़ कर हँसी आती है, गवर्मेंट क्या कर रही है, मीडिया क्या कर रही है, लेकिन कोई अपनी जिम्मेदारी नही लेता की हम क्या कर रहे है, के अच्छी तरह से समझ लीजिए जो भी सत्ता में है या जिसके पास पैसा है, पानी का कितना भी दिक्कत हो जाये वो सबसे बडी में प्रभवित होगा, पहले आम जन मरेंगे।

  18. Mein electricity aur paani bchaati hu lekin mere ass pass ke log waste krte hai unhe smzhaati hu lekin wo smzhte hi ni yr

  19. He struggle alone 😢😢😢 how can i join him 😢😢😢 people can understand his struggle plzzzzz understand indians otherwise reality is very horrible

  20. Bhai pls make a video on desalination. I have shared ur video link and video too to lot of my social contacts. Ur doing a great job.

  21. Bro aapki videos dekhta hu her problem pe aap sarkar ki baare me bolte h mujhe lagta h ab wo waqt gya ab kitna government wait kare tab tak to bahut der ho jaye gi isi liye ab time h logo ko jagruk karne ka

  22. No Dhruv plz don't make videos on Desalination bcoz then seas and oceans would also not be a part of natural resources and wont be a healthy ecosystem for the marine live to survive in their habitat, we humans have already entered forest, animals and huge trees spaces for our survival but shouldn't interfere in marine ecosystem
    Plz think of the future picture of seas and oceans.
    Sorry if hurted
    Thank you

  23. do make a video on desalination !! half of the indain borders are surrounded by sea so that will be a very good thing to learn and think about.. and easier in future to implement because it is easily available..

  24. Video banane ka Puch na nahi chahiye dhruv .. 125 cr desvasio mate..tara ma jo desh mate kaik karva ni icha hoi to aamara jeva aaban manso ne knowledge aapto reje..kaik to karsuu.. i proud to you..🕺

  25. Rain water ko taalab khod k ikattha karke uska saaf safai ka dekhbhal karke paani ko upyog mein laa sakte h

  26. पानी सबको मिलना चाइये इसके लिए durve rathi क्या करना चाइये। आप प्रश्न करते हो तो उसका उत्तर भी आप ही दिया करो

  27. रेन वाटर हार्वेस्टिंग के ऊपर विडिओ बनाओ

  28. Solutions of water scarcity shows desperation of people !!! Unbelievable urgency of the problem! Self destructive dumbest Modi team will be banished in a year two. People will punish them on day light soon with Civil war.

    The best is rain ☔️ 🌧 water

  29. Sir, normally u give the solution of the problem at last that's why some people not seeing this solution n i think it is very important to see this.

  30. Sir gazab conclusion hai AAP ka ahme upsce me advantage melegaa . Please sir thoda bate upsce me interview ki tiyari kai se karenge.

  31. Good effort to create awareness about water crises & it's really big issue to address everyone and you make two three video on this topic, if anyone try to fight against water problem it's helpfull to them and in future people needs such type of video and please make deatil video on rain water harvesting..

  32. We really need to reduce population plant trees and think about water preserving procedures and stop using plastics. Promote and use electric vehicles. Clean the rivers use solar panels. If these things are implemented or devised correctly than things will change in a better way for everyone these all points are very crucial and needs to be done from today. Stop believing on government start doing yourself save yourself and your future generations, if you believe and have respect for humankind and nature.

  33. Urbanization of villages causes cutting of trees and makes the soil and water dirty….. What is the significance of urbanization when people will finally face the water crisis , pollution …and many more problems . Government should not allow to establish any industries , making bridges …
    Please let us live in our pure and heaven villages , we don't want to live in city with lots of problems.

  34. This problem is superior to any political economical and social issues water is life without it there is no exictance on earth

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