What Are You Doing to Save Water?
There is a big water shortage at the moment how are you saving water any useful tips?
I personally involved in the research on irrigation water use by smallholder farmers. And agricultural sector is the largest user of surface water on earth, approximately 70%. What my team and I do is to formulate a policy framework to improve the efficiency and irrigation governance so that farmer use less water and producing more food.
Personally, I perform simple act to save water for my home use. For example, turning off the water when brushing my tooth, reduce the lawn frequency and ensuring that there is no leakages in the water installation. I believe these simple acts, when applied by a lot of people, would save a lot of water.
Your plan to save water is very great and yes it will save a lot of water if we could get more people involved and on board with water saving measures. it sounds like you and your team are doing lovely work keep it up!
We are lucky in Sydney at present as our dam system has over 90% capacity but I would have to do some research on the rest of NSW and Australia to find out if the whole Country is the same.
Personally, my parents grew up in rural NSW and I know my Father used tell me about the droughts that he experienced growing up on a farm. I know that when we were experiencing some high level water restrictions last year we would wash our hands in a bucket and then use that water on the garden. We have a rain water tank at the side of the house which I also use on the garden as this has not been plumbed into the toilets.
We save the water from the washing machine and use this on the garden which will be done more and more over the next few months as we come into summer.
Honestly we don’t have Water issue in Guinea, The country is full of rivers, Ocean and underground water. Irrigation for agricultural activities is quiet costly. People in the village have no water issue.
That is very great. Glad to se there are places with no shortages.
In my area, there is abundance of water. This question could be linked to a previous question (water supply problem) asked by another member. It is pitiable state to find yourself in such situation because water is very essential to life.
There is a very big water shortage in South Africa in certain areas and it is actually the above mentioned question “water supply problem” that made me wonder how many more countries are affected and what people are doing to prevent the crises from getting bigger because like you said water is very essential to all life.
We need to collect rainwater and conserve it to supplement tap water. Then, we have to rely/ use so much rainwater when it’s available in to conserve taped water.
On the other hand, we have enough water in my country Uganda, we get rain throughout the year and we have one of the worlds biggest fresh water lakes situated in the heart of country. Therefore, water is lesser issue here.
We are not so lucky in South Africa as we do get very dry seasons every so often and water conservation is a big issue. We had a serious water crisis in the Cape Town area in 2018-2019 and heavy restrictions were imposed for several months until we got good rains in 2020. Climate change obviously have a big impact on our water supply. People are urged to conserve water by using it sparingly, fixing and reporting all water leaks in their homes and residential areas. The government runs a number of desalination plants and implemented measures to preserve wetlands and catchment arears. I fix minor household water leaks and also keep a water tank to collect rain water.
We don’t have water problem in Guinea, we have many sources of water ; rivers, sea, underground water, rain water. We can find water anywhere across the country.
I am always amazed that especially for areas close to the sea that no form of sea water reclamation is done. remove the salt and you are good to go. If there is no enough water to support humans in a region / country perhaps that’s and indication they shouldn’t be there?! Why make your life harder than it needs to be?
I am working at a textile manufacturing factory which use high amount of water for manufacturing process. We save water by recycling it , simplify the process so can use less water, and use rain water for cleaning.
Educate people to be more wise in managing nature so that forest catchment areas can be preserved and maintained
Ramachandran – perfect example of applying the human brain to come up with a great solution of water shortage. Shame others dont follow yur example
We need to preserve our forests and swamps,as they work as water catchment areas and perform water filterlation,stop farming, making brinks near rivers and lakes to maintain our water system.
We can do it with a simple thing. An example that I usually do is like using enough water, as needed turn off the water when not in use, do not take a bath with a bath and it is better to take a shower, use the water used from rice washing to water the plants, wash the car if it is necessary / not too often, wash clothes at once and not individually