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Water – The Future of War?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It seems rather interesting that everyone is worried about water resources when on our planet we have two thirds of our landmass covered with water.

We are overflowing with water, but the problem is humans and plants need fresh water, not salt water. And only a small percentage of the water outside the ocean is fresh, in clouds, ice, or ground water.

We know our freshwater is in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and under the ground.

Unfortunately, due to the increase in population we are using up the groundwater faster than it is getting replenished.

We are finding it difficult to maintain adequate amounts of water in our reservoirs for our drinking water and civilization, while still allowing water to flow out of various dams which have hydroelectric power.

Our water resources are tied to energy and agriculture, and life as we know it.

Freshwater supplies are a problem everywhere on the planet, it’s a vital resource, and thankfully it replenishes over time due to the weather patterns and weather flow.

We all know about how evaporation works from the ocean, and how the clouds flow over the landmass and then allow rain, which hopefully will fill up our lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Unfortunately sometimes that rain comes to far and few between, or it comes all at once in a giant deluge causing massive flooding. Massive flooding also causes the wrong type of run-off to get into freshwater supplies, making it unusable.

In many nations such as the Middle East they have giant desalination plants. And this is something we are going to need to do the United States as well, as much of our population lives fairly close to the ocean, and uses almost all of the runoff water for our cities.

Savior of Water Resources

Monday, April 25th, 2011

70% of the Earth is made up of water. Whenever it rains, have you ever thought of utilizing it? Although rainwater may seem dirty or not the best choice for potable water, it can really substitute most of our water needs. And what better way to save rainwater than to make use of rain barrels. In our everyday lives, we might forget the importance of water in our lives. Our bodies are comprised mostly of water. We need water to nourish our body, to wash our clothes, to cook our food, to brush our teeth and hundreds more of valuable usage. Water rates are very high these days. So do not ever be surprised when one day you see your water bill reaching up to thousands of dollars.

During summer, water is used up the most. People would love to cool down from a very hot season. Some may take a bath twice a day; others may drink water often; and some might just put some inflatable pool. A good source of water would be rain. Because of the evaporation process, the rain originates from the sea and other bodies of water around the world. Some of you may think that drinking this is harmful and yes – you are very right. But who said anything about drinking? Through the use of rain barrels, we can a large amount of water and substitute it with everyday use. A great example would be for washing your car. Rainwater is still clean water, it just is not portable. So you can turn your hoses off and use your collected rainwater to clean your car. It can also be used for watering your plants. Your plants will not mind if you give them rainwater or drinking water, so there is not much of a difference.

In making your own barrel, you need not make it from expensive materials. Big drums or pails can already make one great barrel. Always remember to place these barrels on locations where water drops the most when it rains. Through these simple yet efficient ways of using rain barrels, you can already lower your water costs. Even though it comes only during the rainy season, those couple of moths will really be beneficial to you and Mother Earth. You can always help save gallons and gallons of important water. All you need is the right advocacy and practicality.