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Water - The Most Precious And Most Wasted Resource

Connie Jameson

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Someday we will see the error of our ways! The fact of the matter is that unless we become more aware of our changing environment, we cannot truly achieve balance within this natural world of ours. Water for example is good for a whole variety of different things; from drinking, to bathing, to public fountains – water is all around us! And unless we make it our job to preserve our natural water supplies and do everything that is in our power to prevent the endless depletion of our most valuable recourse, we will be facing a global catastrophe the likes of which are yet to be seen by 21st century people. It is quite terrible indeed!

Where Is The Water Going?

If there is so much water in our world; the oceans, the seas, the rivers etc, where is all that water going? Well, water is not something that just packs up and leaves, no! Water simply changes its shape and form. When the Sun's mighty rays illuminate our otherwise dark little planet, the chemical reaction which results from this heats up the water; making it turn from a liquid into a more gaseous state. But that is not what I mean by where is the water going. Water is actually being wasted because of outdated irrigation technologies and human ignorance. When crops are being watered, often they are watered incorrectly – making much of the water that did not make it to the plant disappear forever!

Man is also responsible for the disappearing water. Many American corporations for example have interests in privatizing public water supplies in foreign countries. You can actually call that preservation, for it prevents the natives from purchasing said water, due to extremely heightened bills that no one could really afford.

How Can We Get It Back?

The truth of it all is that we have a lot of drinkable water, safely stashed away on the North and South poles. This water is very important and it is and it in fact a compound problem that we are losing more and more drinkable water buy the minute. Global warming is responsible for melting the polar ice caps – mixing the good fresh water in with the salty one. Water is also naturally occurring in nature in the form of underground rivers which are full of fresh, clean water. The only problem lies of finding these 'hot spots' and exploiting them the right way.

Advances in technology or rather the implementation of already existing technologies will alleviate the consumption of water for agricultural purposes quite a lot! The famous 'drip' system uses very little water – making sure that each drop is used accordingly with little to no waste what so ever! Considering all this it is safe to say that we can even invest in big closed, vertical green houses that can support large quantities of vegetable production while utilizing minimal amounts of water.

The sole key to conserving water is being mindful of almost every drop of water you use! Don't spend countless hours in the shower, but rather finish up quickly and be mindful that you are wasting precious water if you stay in the shower for too long. Washing the dishes can be done with a dishwasher, which too saves a lot of water!

Author Bio: Connie loves to write about eco topics. She works as a cleaner at EndOfTenancyCleanersLondon and that is why she is so passionate about green living.


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