February 14, 2010

WATER CONSERVATION INITIATIVE


Water is precious, yet it is being wasted or poorly managed. You can help promote water conservation by sending on this meme. If you do, simply follow these rules:

1. Create a blog entry entitled "Water Conservation Initiative".
2. Post the Water Initiative Network's Water Facts in your post.
3. List 3 things YOU will do to save water.
4. Add in the photo above, or any photo you have taken of a waterfall, river or lake.
5. End with the line: "Find out more about water conservation and good governance by joining the Water Initiative Network on Facebook! Visit us here at: Water Initiative Network!

Tag 5 or more blog/FB friends. Be sure to copy the rules, okay?

WATER FACTS
1. Of every 100 drops of water on earth, 97 are too salty to drink, 2 are locked in ice and snow, and 1 is fresh water.
2. The daily requirement for sanitation, bathing, and cooking needs, as well as for assuring survival, is about 50 litres per person.
3. Reducing shower time from 20 mins to 8 mins saves up to 360 litres of water per shower.
4. A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.
5. Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom. To flush a toilet, we use up to 9 litres of water.
6. Water-efficient toilets and washing machines are good ways to save water.
7. A low-tech way to save water is to form the habit of turning on the tap to low flow and turning it off when the water is not needed.
8. Non-revenue water (i.e. stolen or wasted water) constitutes 36% of water 'used' in Selangor, Malaysia, and this raises the cost of water for everyone.
9. Water supply infrastructure cost billions of ringgit. This money could be spent in more useful ways.
10. Large areas of forests are cleared to make way for water supply dams to accommodate our soaring demand for water. These forests and their wildlife represent our natural heritage.

THREE THINGS I WILL DO TO SAVE WATER

1. I will not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Instead, I will defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or by using the defrost setting on my microwave.

2. I will not let water run while brushing my teeth.

3. I will store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.

I AM TAGGING:

1. Antares
2. Crankshaft
3. Romerz
4. Planet of the Apes
5. Steest

Find out more about water conservation and good governance by joining the Water Initiative Network on Facebook! Visit us AT THIS LINK.

4 comments:

Planet of the Monyets said...

I am a water person myself (my PhD was in hydrology). I know there is a group of people in Penang who are active in water conservation - led by one Prof. Chan from UMS. Great effort. Cheers

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Dr. Bala

Wow - This is news to me. I am glad you are in the same vein of thought as other water conservationists. Thanks for visiting and for your support and encouragement.

God bless!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

O Wise Master,
This page is so girly girly one...hehehehe...pink!!! Thanks for completing the "assignment"... purrr....meow!

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Cat-in-Sydney

I put it in this blog which is dedicated to science,technology and environmental issues, dearie.

It is a pleasure to do the assignment!

Salam