World Water Monitoring Day 2021 is on Saturday, September 18, 2021: why is the world losing water
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World's water supply 'running low'
Parts of rural India rely heavily on underground water sources
The world's natural supply of underground water, on which two billion people depend, is being run down, according to the United Nations.
Water tables are falling by about three metres a year across much of the developing world, according to a study by the UN Environment Programme (Unep).
Launching its report on World Environment Day, the UN said governments must take immediate action to reverse the decline.
"I hope this report will serve as a wake-up call concerning the human, social and economic consequences of squandering our vital underground water supplies," said Klaus Toepfer, Unep's executive director.
Growing populations, industrialisation and more intensive farming are all contributing to a dramatic increase in the use of water.
In Arizona, the amount of water being taken from the ground is twice what is replaced naturally, the report says.
In parts of the Arabian Gulf, underground water sources are being contaminated by salty sea water pumped from the coast through leaky pipelines to boost city supplies.
Developing countries in particular are using up groundwater at what the report calls "an alarming rate".
Dhaka in Bangladesh has been tapping into its underground water sources so vigorously that in some places the water table has fallen by 40 metres. New boreholes produce a third less water than 30 years ago, experts say.
But the UN says the issue is not getting enough attention because water tables are mainly hidden from view.
"If a lake, river or reservoir becomes depleted or dries up, the event is highly visible. There is public outcry and often action taken," Mr Toepfer said.
SIGNS OF WATER CRISIS
Mexico Property damaged by land subsidence
Arabian Gulf Type of flooding called 'water logging'
Rural India 80% of drinking water comes from ground
US Water stores in huge Ogalla Aquifer have dropped by 20%
"Hopefully [the report's] findings will ensure that underground water supplies are no longer 'out of sight and thus out of mind'."
The report says some of the world's biggest cities - including Bangkok, Cairo, Calcutta, London, Mexico City and Jakarta - are dependent on groundwater and should be "prudent" in managing their supplies.
The report calls for a more integrated management structure of underground water supplies and for relevant agencies to be given the necessary resources.
Communities and those whose livelihoods are reliant on groundwater need to be encouraged to seek alternatives and should be given training and credit for doing so, it says.
But first, it concludes, many parts of the developing world need to be better informed of the issue, so they can monitor the crisis properly before it becomes any more acute.
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Which is the worlds largest amusement park?
Discovery Channel Goes Behind-The-Scenes at Cedar Point
Sandusky, OH -- Have you ever wondered what it's like "on the inside" at the world?s largest amusement park? You know...what's happening after the park closes, who inspects the world's first "giga-coaster" at 310 feet high and how all the cars and buses are parked?
The award-winning Discovery Channel will answer these questions ? and many more ? when it takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the famed 131-year-old Cedar Point amusement park/resort during a rare one-hour documentary called "World?s Largest Amusement Park" on Monday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Viewers of "World?s Largest Amusement Park" will learn how Cedar Point grew from an old-fashioned traditional amusement park in 1870 to become today?s world-record-breaking "America?s RollerCoast." With a total of 68 rides, including 14 amazing roller coasters, Cedar Point is home to more rides and roller coasters than any place on the planet. Located on a scenic and historic 364-acre Lake Erie peninsula, Cedar Point has evolved into a resort destination for nearly 3.5 million guests from around the world during its intense 150-day operating season.
"We chose Cedar Point as the subject for this documentary for four reasons," says Kiku Lani Iwata of Termite Art Productions, Studio City, Calif., producer of Discovery Channel's "World's Largest Amusement Park." "First, Cedar Point has more rides and more roller coasters than any other park in the world; second, it covers an enormous amount of acreage on an unusual peninsula; third, the park has a rich history; and finally, it has earned an international reputation as the world's favorite park in many amusement park surveys and polls."
Discovery Channel cameras ventured where no cameras have ever gone before at Cedar Point to document exclusive "day in the life" profiles of various park employees - from a ride operator and hotel bellhop to a performer in live entertainment and the CEO ? to capture the mega-park through their eyes and discover what it takes to operate the world?s largest amusement park.
While Cedar Point has an international reputation for its outstanding collection of roller coasters and rides, as the world's largest amusement park Cedar Point is also one of only a few "destination" parks in the world and operates four hotels with a total of 1,424 rooms and suites, a marina, RV campground and cottages and cabins for overnighters. Plus, a beach and boardwalk, water park, restaurants, beautiful landscaping, award-winning live entertainment, museum, miniature golf, go-kart raceway, children's areas, Camp Snoopy family playland with the popular PEANUTS characters, merchandise shops and games are just a sampling of what guests discover at Cedar Point.
"All of us at Cedar Point are thrilled and honored to be the sole subject of Discovery Channel's 'World's Largest Amusement Park,'" says Richard L. Kinzel, president and CEO of Cedar Fair, L.P., which owns and operates Cedar Point. "We take great pride in our park and our employees, and we couldn't be more excited for the world to see Cedar Point from behind-the-scenes on the Discovery Channel."
With a full-time team of 350 employees and a seasonal staff of nearly 5,000, Cedar Point is a hub of activity 24 hours a day, as Discovery Channel found out while spending almost a month at the massive park shooting for "World's Largest Amusement Park" during the park's 2000 season. Discovery Channel crews shot more than 46 hours of tape and spent eight months editing the program to fit the one-hour timeslot.
Documenting the 24-hour cycle of what happens at Cedar Point around the clock revealed such things as the monitoring of weather conditions and the CEO picking up trash! Viewers will be surprised to learn the endless efforts that go into making Cedar Point, the world's largest amusement park, an ongoing success.