Some people think they have right to use as much fresh water as they want. Others otherwise believe governments should strictly control the use of fresh water as it is a limited resource. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In Dubai, instead of sport cars and luxury housing, wealth and status are uniquely displayed by swimming pools. When the cases magnified to a global scale, some argue that uncontrolled consumption of fresh water is intrinsic human rights, while the other side tends to impose governmental control in the matter. Personally speaking, neither view stands examination; the key is public awareness of the weight of the problem.
To use an unlimited amount of fresh water is theoretically reasonable but environmentally harmful. In theory, as long as the ( water ) resource is paid for, the holder/buyer should have the right to dispose the purchase freely. However, as a shrinking natural resource and a daily necessity, fresh water reserve is of national and even global concern. Thus, despite individual wealth, the resource should be shared through a relatively fair-to-most mechanism.
The belief in governmental control on fresh water usage is well intended but operationally impossible. With fresh water emergency, government interference seems only reasonable to ensure social stability and national development. But with economic rules in play, fresh water, even as an indispensable resource, has a price, and when there is a price, water will ultimately "trickle" to the rich through public or private dealings though a governmental ration on water is enacted.
To address the emergency of fresh water reserve, a universal awareness needs to be fostered. Confronted by unprecedented natural resource scarcity, humans have come to the realization that nobody wins if the world fails. Everyone on the planet needs to share the burden and contribute accordingly to economizing on fresh water resource with such small yet incessant efforts as taking a quick shower and fixing dripping taps.
In conclusion, instead of the wanton use of fresh water by individuals and governmental control, global awareness of preciousness of fresh water reserve and related measures are going to work.