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Transcript of Water Conservation
By: Mariana, Marlene, Savannah, Myesha
In 100+ counties, 1 in 9 people do not have access to clean water.
Why does it matter how much water I use?
Who/Where is our water going to?
"Global Water Shortage: Water scarcity & The importance of water." The water project N.p., Web. 05. 2015
What you do does not only effect you
In some countries 80 % of illnesses are linked to the lack of water.
In some developing countries girls have to drop out once they hit puberty.
Nearly 3.5 Million people die each year due to lack of water.
Agriculture accounts for 70% of our water usage in the U.S , 2,500 Trillion liters
"Farming: Wasteful water use."
WWF -.N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2015
161,000 million liters are used each day for thermoelectric power.
2,000 million liters per day for Livestock.
"Summary of Estimated water use in the united states in 2010." USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3109.: USGS Science for a Chaging World, 5 Nov. 2014 Web. 05 Mar. 2015
How much water are we actually wasting at home?
A single-family household consumes about 360 gallons of water
53% of house hold water is used for landscaping and other outdoor uses.
Indoor use is accounted for 170 or more gallons per day.
Green, Matthew. "How Much Water Do Californians Use and What Does A 20 Percent Cut Look Like?" The Lowdown RSS. KQED News, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.
How does California help preserve H20?
How do other nations preserve water?
Water schedules depending on the season
Organizations are spreading awareness
Israel, Britain, Australia and the UK use a system called TakaDu
-leading provider of Water Network Monitoring which prevents leakage and burst of water before happening.
Helpful tips on how you can be more efficient
Report made regarding Merced's water use
Water Conservation specialist are on the look out
Residents are given three days out of the week to water their lawns, based on if they have odd or even addresses
Why are these restrictions necessary?
These regulations are applied due to the recent drought.
Underground water is dropping about 2ft annually
Those who abide by these regulations are given a courtesy letter then and are fined up to $50
City of Fresno
By turning off the water as you brush you teeth can save you up to 4 gallons of water
Take short 5 minute showers rather than baths
Make sure you carefully match the water level to the size of the load while doing laundry
"100+ Ways To Conserve - Water Use It Wisely." Water Use It Wisely. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
"Merced Water Restrictions a Step Closer to Reality." ABC30 Fresno. N.p., 23 Apr. 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
Steinmetz, Katy. "California Imposes Unprecedented Water Conservation Rules." Time. Time, 15 July 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
"Watering Schedule." Watering Schedule-City of Fresno. N.p., 01 Dec. 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.
What you do does have an effect on others too, there is a global impact.
Consider your daily water use and its contribution to the state and global water use.
Think of alternative ways you can incorporate into your daily routine that can make a difference in order to reduce water usage.
Every little goes a long way.
South Africa uses a method called Drip/Micro Irrigation.
-delivers water on the soil and roots of plants, conserving 50-70% more water than traditional methods while increasing crop production.
Japan conserves water on a daily basis
-toilets, baths, by making rice