I guess all of might be doing really well. Please let me welcome you all to our page https://unitedsaviourswwfwor.wordpress.com/ . I am your friend Abdul Moeed and i’ll be your blogger. I am going to represent 8 others to you who are also a part of our program. In this article I’ll be introducing our program to you. I hope you enjoy being on our blog.
Why did we choose this name?
The main idea behind choosing this name was to make our readers realise that we are nothing without unity. unity is our strength and when we are united it is really easy to achieve our goals. So say it loudly, UNITED WE WIN!”. Okay Abdul calm down, haha.
What are we?
It might seem to you like we are some real professionals who are running this page but believe me its not at all like this. We are just eleventh graders who are interns with an international organization. We are a total of 9 members who are working in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund in raising awareness for the things which are being wasted ruthlessly. Lol, sorry to be harsh but that’s the kinda word that really fits over here. Well we’ve been given the task to raise awareness among people to stop wasting water and start conserving it. Don’t really know what to say but you’ve got to support us for this cause because it would be our generations which would suffer the affects of this deficiency in our near future. You might be of the view that we have plenty of water on this world, that right to some extent but for most its a very wrong assumption. The water we have is mostly the seas or the oceans, but the amount of fresh water which is able to be used, it’s really small. So, untill or unless we stop the wastage and start the conservation of the resources we can do nothing in this regard.
We need your support:
Water is a very big blessing of almighty but its really sad to see that we waste it like this. We use water and we don’t tend to stop it’s wastage (sometimes people do it intentionally but mostly its just we just forget to do so) so it’s a brotherly advice from us that if you see that water is being wasted, please make your contribution towards this cause because save the resource before its too late.
As we’ve requested earlier we cannot achieve our goal unless we have your support, and by the word support we don’t mean that we would be needing it just on social media rather we’ll be needing you to prove yourself substantial.
In my next article i’ll be leading toward our aim and some remedies to cure this deficiency. Till then take care! 🙂
So as we’d discussed earlier that we would make you all know of some of the ways water is being wasted without any realization. Today we’re here for the same purpose, you’ll be knowing them as you scroll down this article.
Many of us use water thoughtlessly; it seems as abundant as the air we breathe and a free swig is available almost anywhere. But fresh, potable water is already a precious commodity in many drier parts of the world, and as it grows rarer—and thus, dearer—in developed countries, the true value of H2O is beginning to seep in.
Until water shortages impact more of us directly it is likely that this liquid resource will continue to be poorly managed. Whether it’s the inefficient flooding of farm fields or hosing down our cars every weekend, people find many ways to waste water.
Here’s a list of some of the more egregious ways in which we waste it:
Doing the Dishes:
A lot depends on your dish-washing style: A typical session that includes turning the water on and off will go through about 20 gallons (75 liters) or so. But if you leave the water running while scraping at those last grisly bits on your fine china, you may use more than twice that amount. Modern electric dishwashers, in contrast, need less than 10 gallons (38 liters) per average load, says a survey.
Washing the Car (and the Driveway):
Wear that bathing suit at the pool or the beach, but not for posing in the driveway while sluicing the suds off your auto with hose water. According to a research a home car wash can go through 80 to 140 gallons (300 to 530 liters) of water, whereas a wash at one of its garages will take about 30 to 45 gallons (115 to 170 liters).
Slipping Through the (Pool) Cracks:
Cannonballs aside, a swimming pool naturally loses about 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) a month to evaporation, said a research. A bigger problem arises from the leaks that pools often develop during their lifetimes from cracks in their foundations, liner tears and pipe damage. Estimates vary wildly, depending on everything from a region’s temperature fluctuations to seismic activity.
The water sprinklers that keep the turf lush and the flowers blooming can consume 265 gallons (1,000 liters) an hour, says Water-wise, a U.K. water-conservation group. This amount rivals or exceeds estimates of what an average U.S. household uses daily. A good tip: deploy the sprinkler either in the early morning hours or at dusk; less water will evaporate in the cooler temperatures and more will actually get to the plant roots. But be mindful about leaving it on; besides potentially drowning your petunias, you may also be breaking the law. A new drought-busting measure in the City of Los Angeles will permit automated sprinklers to run only 15 minutes a day this summer.
Bio fuels’ Hidden Downside:
Bio-fuels typically burn cleaner than fossil fuels and therefore emit less carbon dioxide into the air. But plant-power sucks up ridiculously large quantities of water compared with oil and natural gas production. A study presented at an American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference in 2007 offers some alarming estimates: Producing a gallon (3.79 liters) of corn ethanol, for example, consumes 170 gallons (644 liters) of water in total, from irrigation to final processing. Soybean bio-diesel manufacture needs some 900 gallons of water (3,400 liters) per gallon of fuel. On the other hand, the water requirement to make a gallon of regular gasoline is just five gallons (19 liters).
The Ruin of the Aral Sea:
The Aral Sea in central Asia was once the fourth largest body of freshwater on the planet. But by siphoning off waters from the massive lake for irrigation, local farmers and governments in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have drained the Aral Sea to 10 percent of its former size. (Satellite images show the sea’s shrinkage over several decades.) The Aral has split into three parts, two of which are so salty that all the fish in them died. Lake Victoria in eastern Africa is another victim of overuse. Its water level is half of what it once was.
Wasting Water by Getting “Wasted”:
As refreshing and cooling as that beer may taste, it’s likely to leave you less hydrated than you were before you started. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it increases the frequency of urination (but you knew that already). Alcohol suppresses an anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin that tells our kidneys to reabsorb and conserve water. The more you drink, the more the hormone level falls, and thus the more water you lose. Severe dehydration is a big reason why after a hard night out, you end up with a hangover the next day.
All the above mentioned factors are contributing greatly in the wastage of water. Now it’s in our hands to decide the destinies of our future generations. If we want them to have the best of life one can have, then we have to take measure to conserve resources for them. We always say and will again remind you that without your help we can do nothing. You are our only hope. Help us in spreading this noble cause.
That’s all from our side. Hope to see you soon. Take care. 🙂