Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
6) Untreated waste water poses a threat to both human health and the aquatic ecosystems. Explain the statement with examples.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the threats posed by untreated waste water on human health and aquatic health.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the ill effects posed by the untreated waste water, what needs to be done to address the same.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly introduce problem of untreated water.
Explain with few facts – The 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) notes that more than 80% of the world’s wastewater is released into the environment untreated.
Write about impact of untreated wastewater – on health, economy, environment etc.
Discuss what should be the way forward.
Conclude by suggesting solutions.