In Environmental Science, students did an experiment to see how much of Earth's water is actually useable by humans for drinking and watering crops. To do this, they used a 1 liter bottle of water to represent all water on Earth, and then started pouring it out into different containers to ultimately see how little useable water there really is. This will then lead to conversation about water pollution and water conservation.
Add beauty and function to your fall garden by planting native plants like the Chaparral Currant (aka #RibesMalvaceum ), which produces fragrant, pink flower tassels October – March and edible red fruits. TIP: Drop one malvaceum leaf into your favorite peppermint tea for an added kick.
H2Oustanding Restaurants are setting the OKC standard for reducing water waste in and out of the kitchen.
Big thanks to @1492OKC @cafe7 @ClarityCoffee @piejunkieokc @urbanteahouse @coolgreens @EatAtSunnyside for leading the way!
We had a great time at the #lagunabeach#smartscape2018 expo! Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather to come down to educate themselves on water conservation and stopped by our booth to learn about the #saddlebackcollege student designed #waterwise fog and dew catchment system proposal for @montagelaguna ! ☔️🌧🌈
Happy #NativePlantWeek ! How do native plants help conserve water? They have evolved over time to withstand our climate, thus requiring less water. This week we will share some of our favorite native plants that are beautiful and have low water requirements! #waterconservation
The Tamil word கண்மாய் (Kanmaai) roughly denotes a "seasonal lake". These wetland water bodies are usually rain fed swathes of land, which in turn served as water conservatories during the high summer. By design, these conservatories were made to last forever. However, most of these conservatories disappeared due to negligence, ignorant government policies, illegal sand mining and more importantly illegal encroachment. The monsoons as well have been mediocre over the past few years.
Thanks to the recent spell of the southwest monsoon and sustained efforts, the villagers in my locality have transformed the Kachirayiruppu Kanmaai from a dry, barren wasteland into a 140 acre water conservatory, making water available for irrigation and general usage atleast through the next year. The onset of an above average northwest monsoon is only going to make things better.
It is indeed a heartwarming effort as it was done mostly by villagers themselves, without much assistance from the local authorities. With systematic planning and effort, this is what people can do - a self sustainable solution to the immediate problems before them.
The Vice President of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.” BLUR GOLD tells why.
Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatised, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers— Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo— are part of one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies. Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents of this trend, show how the corporate giants act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water only flows uphill to the wealthy, who can afford it.
The consumption of water doubles every twenty years - more than twice the rate of increase of human population. BLUE GOLD captures in striking detail the forces behind the increasing depletion of the world’s freshwater and the human and ecological impacts.
MAUDE BARLOW is the national volunteer chair of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organisation.
TONY CLARKE is the director of the Polaris Institute of Canada and chairs the committee on corporations for the international Forum on Globalisation.
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Interactive session held by our team at TECH welfare school, spreading awareness regarding water conservation. Not only were the students educated regarding the need for water conservation but also were taught ways to reduce water loss in their everyday lives.
Yesterday we scrambled up the hogbacks near Rabbit Mountain. There were mountains beneath the clouds of human-made emissions held in place by a temperature inversion. The ribbon running through is water pumped from the Colorado River's headwaters on the other side of those mountains. It wanted to naturally continue to the Gulf of Mexico but instead almost half of this precious liquid will be used to water lawns here on the drier, urbanized eastern plains.
#Prop3 is endorsed by hundreds of water, agricultural, conservation, business, labor, and environmental justice organizations -- many of which were directly involved in writing it. Everyone who wished to participate was welcomed, and literally thousands of comments, edits, and ideas were taken into account.
#Prop3 provides huge public benefits, including funding to provide safe drinking water to tens of thousands of disadvantaged people and communities -- and enough new water to serve three million families in our growing state. #YesOnProp3