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  1. Water Conservation

  2. What is Water Conservation? The reducing of water usage and the augmenting of water recycling. This is done for the purposes of cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. http://www.bswm.da.gov.ph/Files/PDFs/Practical%20and %20Low-Cost%20Soil%20and%20Water%20Conservation%20 Technologies%20for%20Upland%20Farmers.pdf

  3. Why Are We Losing Water? • The Aral Sea: why it’s depleting? • Salt Lake City: how we saved it

  4. Why Are We Losing Water? • Water usage exists • Within the household • Within agriculture • Within industry BACK! MORE INFORMATION http://www.bswm.da.gov.ph/Files/PDFs/Practical%20and %20Low-Cost%20Soil%20and%20Water%20Conservation%20 Technologies%20for%20Upland%20Farmers.pdf

  5. The Aral Sea • 90% lost • Irrigating cotton fields as • the major cause of • depletion • No fresh, clean water • for those dependent • on the Aral sea. http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/graphics/img/f0012.jpg BACK! MORE INFORMATION

  6. http://up-ship.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/great_salt_lake_map2.jpeghttp://up-ship.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/great_salt_lake_map2.jpeg Salt Lake City • Salt Lake as an asset • The growing city and farming took a toll on the lake • Water Department and the Central Utah Project BACK! MORE INFORMATION

  7. BIBLIOGRAPHY • SALT LAKE CITY WATER CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE – Salt Lake City. Web. 14 Apr. 2011 <http://www.ci.slc.ut.us/Utilities/newslcwc.pdf>. • LakeNet- World Lakes Network. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. <http://www.worldlakes.org>. • "Water Conservation." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_conservation>."Water Conservation." Mono Lake. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. <http://www.monolake.org/about/waterconservation>. • racticalandPracticalandLow-Cost SoilLow-Cost SoilThe Small Farm Reservoir (SFR) is an earth dam structure use to trap and store rainfall and runoff (Photo: BSWM)For more information about soil conservation technologies and approaches and the preparation of conservation farm plans, please contact:Soil Conservation and Management Division Bureau of Soils and Water Management Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City Tel: 923-04-59Fax: 920-43-78Produced byThe National Soil and Water Resources R & D/E Network Bureau of Soils and Water Management Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City July 2003 • Water Conservation Technologies Technologies for Upland for Upland Farmers. Web. 14 Apr. 2011 <<http://www.bswm.da.gov.ph/Files/PDFs/Practical%20and%20Low-Cost%20Soil%20and%20Water%20Conservation%20Technologies%20for%20Upland%20Farmers.pdf>.

  8. MI: Why Are We Losing Water? Household -- Brushing your teeth/washing the dishes WITH the water running, flushing, leaky toilets/faucets, using your toilet as a garbage can, hot water, inefficient appliances, sprinklers (High flow toilets, shower heads, faucets and other appliances waste a considerable amount of water.) Industry -- piping (keeping water where it’s supposed to be, making sure that it’s kept in a closed system) Agriculture -- plants that don’t need so much water to be maintained. BACK

  9. MI: The Aral Sea The Aral Sea is one of less than 20 ancient lakes in the world, and is estimated to be more than 5 million years old. The Aral Sea has become an environmental catastrophe. In the Soviet Union era massive amounts of water were diverted for irrigation of cotton and the lake began to shrink dramatically. At the same time, pesticides were being applied to fields in the watershed. The Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world; it has now lost 90% of its source waters and two thirds of its surface area. Changes in the lake have caused local climates to change and desertification has increased. BACK

  10. MI: Salt Lake City • The lake of Salt Lake City was used as a water resource since Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 • Salt Lake City has almost desert like characteristics where Salt Lake receives an average of 15.3 inches of rainfall per year. Per capita water consumption was, however, very high at 220 gallons per person per day. • Most of Salt Lake’s water was used for irrigation and farming practices. • The citizens of Salt Lake City realized their lake’s depleting water supply when the lake drew further and further away from the coastline. • The success at keeping the lake’s water supply all took place in the space of six years. • Efforts to conserve the water of Salt Lake started when Salt Lake City began to grow—additional water was needed. Citizens noticed that farmers were running out of water by late summer (having used most of their water in spring and early summer to mature their crops). • Salt Lake City started programs and departments such as the Water Department in 1876 which maintained a piped water system (which conserves water because water cannot escape and is kept in a set path. It’s a closed system and water cannot escape). • Other ways in which Salt Lake City conserved water was by holding public education programs or allowing drought tolerate plants as opposed to those that need a lot of water in order to be maintained. BACK