Being a water-pollutant entity or country in the 21st century is worse than in any other previous one. Water in the world is at extreme risk and there is no turning back once we reach a certain point of irreversibility in squandering the resource. Read on to see which are the top causes and countries to look at today.
The Worst Industries
The first mention in the industries that make the most harm to the water supply in the world is agriculture. The increasing use of toxic substances to have larger crops, thanks to companies like Monsanto and the advanced technology of genetic manipulation of the seeds is not only polluting the soil to an unprecedented state but also going down into groundwater poisoning millions of people in the way.
The second industry to blame for the pollution of drinking water are the heavy industries normally found in most developed countries and their satellite plants in less developed ones too. By the year 2018 one would think that the problem of releasing wastewater into streams of fresh water is long gone, but unfortunately, that is not the case.
The Worst Countries
The list of the most pollutant countries is sadly those who consume more water purifiers and own some of the most powerful industrial complexes in the world. Also in the top 5 are the most populated countries in the world, which is not a surprise considering the amount of waste water from the sewage of big countries that ends up in the water streams near them.
- 1. China
- 2. United States
- 3. India
- 4. Japan
- 5. Germany