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  1. Water Conservation

  2. Water Management Projects • Dams: • Agriculture • Recreation • Hydroelectric power

  3. Water Management Projects 2. Canals and Irrigation Systems • Rerouting water

  4. Water Management Projects 3. Reuse of water • Recycling water • Wastewater treatment plants

  5. Wastewater • Water that has been drained out of homes and businesses that gets cleaned and recycled • Sinks • Bathtubs • Toilets • Dishwasher • Washing machines • Rain gutters

  6. Common Contaminates • Human waste • Oils • Soaps • Chemicals • Food scraps

  7. Wastewater Treatment • The process of removing contaminates from used residential water

  8. Desalination • The process of removing salt from sea water • Used on cruise ships, military ships and in countries that do not have access to freshwater supplies

  9. 1. Vacuum Distillation • Boiling water to remove salt • Water evaporates off and is collected and salt stays behind

  10. 2. Reverse Osmosis • Pushing water through a filter that does not allow the salts to pass through

  11. Pros • Supplies freshwater to places in the world that do not have enough freshwater

  12. Cons • Uses a lot of energy • Costs a lot of money • Uses up land resources • Excess salt is harmful to marine ecosystems

  13. Xeriscaping • Landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate water use

  14. Native plants to Utah • Gamble Oak • Utah Juniper • Sagebrush • Prickly Pear • Quaking Aspen • Pinion Pine • Cottonwood • Heartleaf Arnica • Aster

  15. Home Conservation

  16. Water Fountains- are they a waste of water?

  17. Genetic Engineering? • Tomatoes in salty irrigation??