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Some Water Conservation Strategies

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We could come up with more strategic plans to conserve water. If Counties or Countries could save more water from fast going down the drains - for the want of better knowledge - of what to do with all the rain when it does bucket down.

We could also take a lesson from ancient scrips of how and where water was a shortage, and what they did to conserve their precious commodity. One would certainly think very quickly if forced for our lives to conserve water. If our planet's population outweighs individual or community efforts in the use of this valuable element, a shift in consciousness and values, is fast required.

In many industrial and municipal areas, consumption and evaporation are close to equal by 2010. If what goes up must come down, how much of that returns to our planet's make-up of 70% water? Even we humans require that 70%. It feels like we have lost saturation point by 30%, which by whatever means, global warming, or our sheer waste, leaves us with 0% of clean water to fall back on.

Aquifers are using storm-water and treated sewerage effluent plus brackish salt water back to being good enough to irrigate urban landscapes. The few contributing in green action are too few, and the traffic lights of water are too quickly blinking on red.

Maybe this is a bushman's assumption, but can we find water like those in the deserts know how to preserve the little they have? Nor underestimate that  "a Bushman's agent, could be the guiding intelligence back into the archives. As all good Strategic Talks about the foot prints of the tracker, could only lead them to the source."


If we can build 'anything' bigger and better, broader and higher, we can simply fore-go flooded entertainment centers, and come up with more ways of catching that water instead. If we can tunnel through seas and earth, we can build more catchments where watercourses are already there, allowing for the extra overflow. The tunnel-effect can prevent extra evaporation. Give them more tributaries and structured areas to flow into and along, instead of lost by raging through homes, farmlands, and towns of wasted water, in flooded seas of damage, sewerage and death.

We count the costs of other things, yet not enough is spent on saving water. Real, wasted good clean rain drinkable water. If the carbon footprint of industrial water costs more than lost lives, it is worth everything we can do to make more space for what simply falls from the skies, freely. We don't need to dam it in more hydro-electric schemes, or block river flows already drying up down-stream. We need to remember those further down who require the water as much as anyone else.

Another strategy where there is shortage for the planet and ourselves, is also to learn to make some sacrifices. Live more humbly by commanding less water, allowing more to go around, in place of luxuriating in it.

Imagine per capita just between three nations? USA, Australia, United Kingdom, with beer or wine we have a measurement which has expanded into the nearest whole number of 76 gallons X + - 388 million population = 29,6221,000,000 gallons.

Or 289 liters X + - 388 million population = 112,132,000,000 liters of water!

Next time we who have it easier by having a tap to turn a drink - think of all the water gone into the making of beer or wine. Yet, who is ready for such a small and simple forfeit ? We would have to turn to the supernatural power of turning water into wine! [ Or just learn to enjoy, rather than unnecessary inhibitions.]

Not to mention what goes into soft drinks, cordials, spirits, candy drinks, and a year of writing down every individual brand name. Our stores overflow right round the main Western-European Civilizations, which is close to world wide. Is it such a must to fatten people as equally as wallets, in place of good drinking water?

An Olympic size swimming pool alone is +- 2.5 million liters of water [160,000 gallons.]

This could mean we offer in 250 ml. glass [8&1/2 0z.] when dividing per 1,000 ml = 1 liter [ 34 oz.] = 10,000,000 glasses of water, to share with some-one who has none. This is just one pool.

Surely for every Olympic Pool built, some could fore-go less when it come to luxuriating in water sports? This shouldn't stop the games, nor the competitors enthusiasm. They, we all, could think of it like saving the expiry of the less fortunate, and the planet, as we donate to any charity cause.

We haven't really begun to conserve as much as re-cycle, in the true sense. There's an immeasurable difference between choice, and the taste of dying for want of it, when it comes to safe clean water. Until we have tasted it, we won't know the hardest to swallow is when the quality is between life and death. Conserving water is simply saving lives also.

Between each of us and the wasted, preserving this in the long run we can give back to Life, the most needed commodity. If we consider ways of saving water - yet can spend on drowning in expenditure on warring - then we plainly squander too much for starters.

The best strategy is to put our money where our mouths are, make a Plan and work on it, the same as one tries for new energy resources. We might surprise our inventive streaks and just find more ways of creating drinkable H2O instead, by the sheer Alchemy of its Life-line.


A Quote from this site by Bill Rucks, for any balking at the word Alchemy!

“Alchemy is a philosophical and chemical “opus” with roots in ancient times and branches throughout the world cultures. It is both an experimental and symbolic practice, a technical research into the nature of matter and organic, and an exercise our-self on the spirit of matter and water and it's potential for change.” 

* [ “opus” = the composition of + - for any to work on.]

Some thoughts might seem far fetched, but then again, it took Leonardo da Vinci 500 years before he was understood. When it comes to strategies, he was proven to be right! Problem is, we don't have that long with the total condition of where we are heading with water, measured against its loss today.

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