Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
5. The world’s rivers are under unprecedented pressure from contamination, damming, and diversion, in such a situation International cooperation is the only way forward to saving of these rivers. Comment. (250 words)
Reference: Live Mint
Why this question:
The article explains that It will take global cooperation for us to save the world’s rivers. It paints the bleak picture of the issues the world rivers are facing and what necessary steps are to be taken to address the issue.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the significance of global cooperation in saving the world rivers.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Highlight the significance of rivers in general to humanity and civilisations.
Briefly explain what the issue is. Discuss the specific issues that the rivers are facing globally. Take case studies such as of Ganga in India, damming of rivers in China and explain the various challenges and concerns. Suggest what needs to be done, highlight the importance of global cooperation to tackle the issue.
Conclude by reasserting the significance of saving rivers.