Water Crisis creates a demand for alternative water supply in many events of emergency situations around the world. So, how can we deal with this circumstance? What should I do now? And lastly, could I sleep well?
The key to guarantee a suitable response to a crisis is a fantastic preparation.
If you do it, you’ll have the ability to manage yourself when a catastrophe happens, as a result of natural disaster or another scenario, until the authorities will get to you.
However, the water utilities along with the municipal authorities have the obligation to supply water during a water crisis. These utilities plan and implement the water supplement during a crisis in different ways, at any time, anywhere and in every scenario so that each individual will have the sufficient amount of water to survive.
The National Water Authority of Israel, through its water security unit, is the regulator which educates these organizations how to be prepared to water crisis and supervise them by exercising and periodic inspections. It needs to be noted that Israel is thought to be the world leader in the area of water (research, development and production) and is a role model around the world, because of its preparations for earthquake, war scenarios, terror acts and natural or manmade catastrophes.
The preparations of the water utilities are based on a full plan of water supply during a variety of scenarios. This plan includes three stages: preparation, guidance and managing the crisis. The principles for AWS are based on forming processes, embracing new technologies which help to reduce water crisis, equipping with water supply means (tankers, water fountains etc.) and instructing and exercising the work force appointed to the assignment both from the management level and the field level.
There is a vital importance that the supplier will be prepared based on the particular structure of its water system, its population and physical surface that it serves at. There is a major difference between a mountain area, sparsely populated and a metropolis which is dense and filled with skyscrapers. A small city in the periphery isn’t like a major city that occupies hundreds of thousands of workers, who don’t actually reside in it. A city which its main provider is the national water supplier will be treated differently in a town with water supply from local wells. The essence of the physical surface has an influence on the way that the water will be provided in emergency, on the chances of getting help from neighboring cities, available water resources and much more. Each surface has its own challenges which should find the proper and comprehensive solutions. I will discuss these challenges on another report.
In conclusion- the state of Israel is doing a lot to make sure its capacity to supply water during a crisis and sets a high standard. Nonetheless it’s the responsibility of every resident to make certain that he has the sufficient amount of water in the home so he could survive by himself in a crisis.