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Thread: World Water Day

  1. #1 World Water Day 
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    Today is world water day, let's share what does come in your mind about world water day?

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    I presume it's another scarcity of water thing, though I'm not sure how the world is losing water. No doubt some regions of the world feel there is a scarcity of fresh water. THis, if it is a problem is easily solved by technology. Down in south america there's a very dry place on the west coast, no precipitation or fresh water at all yet indigenous people survive, they place large nets on the hilltop which catch tiny droplets from the morning mist off the sea, this, they collect and use as drinking water, supplimented by their fish diet.

    http://biomechanics.bio.uci.edu/_htm...mib/beetle.htm

    From which:- "People in remote areas of South America have already relied on fog for their water"

    I can't remmeber where it was though...


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    More or less I quite disagree about the example you gave about people in south america (or south africa??). That is because their initial condition is the way it is, lack of rainfall, dry regions, I would not say there was water scarcity in that place, instead of water limitation.

    What in my mind is water scarcity is close related to polluted water resources, less spring water flow due to global warming, or even excessive water robbery by some huge companies, so it does not have something to do with the initial stage that water at the first is already on very limited supply.

    Indeed technology can solve water scarcity, but that would make the cost even higher, because more advanced technology must be considered due to polluted water, dryness season etc.

    So, in my opinion, world is losing water is true, because of those examples I give above.

    English is not my native lang, sorry if hard to understand. I would expect any other opinion.
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    The example I quoted was indeed in South America, I believe I originally saw it in a documentary - I checked the net (no pun intended) but could not find a reference. The world is definitly NOT losing water, that would imply it is leaving the planet. The truth is simply (IMHO) that the amount of fresh unpolluted water within man's easy reach, in some places is dwindling.
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    97.5% of the water on planet earth is salt water, 2.5 fresh.

    of the 2.5% fresh 70% is held by the ice caps and glaciers around the world. much is in soil as natural moisture, deep in the planets crust or for some reason not assessable by man.

    this means of all the water on the planet, man has access to .007 of the total water supply at any current given time. except during massive warming (level goes up) or massive cooling (level goes down), this figure has been and will continue to be constant.

    water replenishment, based on rain-snow fall, is highest in So. America, however most runs back into the oceans. the other extreme Africa, as about 1/6 the rate for replenishment but still loses much in river drainage to the oceans. No. America loses very little in this manner but still near 20%.

    as globalization or free trade increases, abilities or economies will allow more control over water resources. additionally a reasonably new business and hot on the world markets is *water pipe lines* which transport large amounts of fresh water to places where not plentiful from where water is over abundant. Canada for instance will never have a shortage of fresh water, in theory could furnish the world needs, during summer months.

    General Electric, for a long time has been desalting ocean waters and many of the mid east countries rely on this source already.

    global warming if anything is allowing addition water to the system, certainly not decreasing the availability. many such benefits could be beneficial to mankind, if GW were to continue. food production the obvious.

    any fresh water "HOGS" would be related to agriculture and primarily in the US. most steel mills and others that cool or sort materials, have found other ways to serve any purpose. agriculture has no substitute and is the primary user for fresh water, around the planet. before condemnation however, remember the plants they produce, use the CO2 your worried about, supply our food and produce the oxygen we breath. any excess water used and there is much, evaporates and becomes fresh water again to be used...
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    Thanks for nice input. Those were good opinions.

    Megabrain, I really agree about world is NOT loosing water. However, I feel like there was a different perspective though. I completely agree we are not loosing water, in terms of water balance, water cycle.. What I said loosing water, I guess I was referring to less clean and fresh water, which I believe it's true.
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    I think of the poor people in the world who have to drink dirty and unhygienic water.
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