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sustainability group project

Katelyn Hannigan

on 6 November 2014

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Transcript of Water

Sustainability in Action
Katelyn Hannigan, Tyler Andrews, Ciara Heckaman
Water Quality
Anthropogenic Factors
Fossil Fuels
* Results in particles which contain
toxic chemicals
when mixed with
vapor wish
results in acid rain
* oil spills can leave waterways
* coal mining can cause wash dilute acids into nearby rivers and streams

Fertilizers and Pesticides

* When mixed with water they can be
to plants and animals

cultural eutrophication
and can harm water ecosystems

Global Warming
in water
can result in the
death of aquatic animals
and later result in water pollution

* Creating increased in
, and
salt water intrusion
in coastal water supplies

* Can effect our
energy production
, infrastructure, human health , agriculture and ecosystems

Urban Development

* results in production of more food, soil erosion due to deforestation, inadequate sewer collection and treatment, more landfills

* due to population growth

Leakage from the landfill

* landfills may leak and the leaking can pollute the
with a variety of contaminants

Sustainability of Water
- pollution is one of the worlds
biggest health risk
- pollutants come from
- Dirty water runoff
- Factory farms
- Industrial plants
- Fracking

- Sanitation is another big health risk
- Most of the world cannot
- take a hot shower
- get clean water from tap
- flush
- 1.2 billion people in the world cannot ensure separation from themselves and their waste
- Lack of sanitation is the worlds leading cause of infection
- Only 63% of the world have access to improved sanitation
- Only 10% of waste gets treated the rest goes to out water supplies which cause defects
- It is estimated that nearly 10% of the global disease burden could be reduced through improved water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and water resource management
- Physical defects
- Developmental defects
- 3.4 million people die each year from water related disease.

All plants and animals need water for survival and clean water is essential for healthy growth.
"Water sustains all."
Thales of Miletus, 600 B.C
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
-Benjamin Franklin

Kent State University
Committed to LEED Silver or better
Water bottle filling stations
Construction waste management
Material Selection - Recycled, Local, Rapidly Renewable
59 electric and hybrid vehicles
Dero Fixit Bike Station
Waste and Recycling
Single stream recycling
eWaste Recycling
Throw and Go
Sustainability in The Future
Kent State University
Waste and Recycling
Water is a necessity. Clean water is the basis of living in our societies of today.
We must have clean air and
. And beautiful natural foods for everyone, everywhere. - Bryant Mcgil
3.4 million people die each year of water related diseases. - Water.org
- Continue LEED building requirements
- Improve functionality of buildings in
all aspect
- Reduce waste of materials in
construction process
- Continue green roof
Provide more charging stations for electric vehicles
Improve PARTA services
Enhance FlashFleet by adding more bicycles
Increase diversion rate from 23% to 35%
Recyclemania 2015
Provide more recycling bins for students
Love Canal
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