Water is unarguably a valuable resource that humans require.
Do you know how much of all the water held globally is available as usable freshwater?
Did you guess 1% (USGS, n.d.)? Water, although it may seem ubiquitous, has environmental challenges which affect the supply and demand and global balance of water. Berg, et al. (2011), Chapter 10, Lesson 4 lab assignment, and this forum focus on freshwater resources and water conservation.
Part I: Questions
Water ConservationWater conservation is key to reaching a sustainable water balance. Please respond to these questions:
- What is your perspective on the availability and use of water in your area? (“Your perspective on water differs whether you live near the Great Lakes, in the arid west, or by the coast.”(McCarthy, 2009)
- Outline a brief water conservation plan for your own daily use. How will these changes affect your personal life? What impact will it have on your local water supply?
- Reclaimed/ Recycled Water
- Dams and diversions
Research and Reference Citations:
To receive full credit, conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, it is strongly recommended that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post and be sure that they are in APA or other appropriate citation format.