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! 🙂
Hi once again guys, hope you all are doing great, so we’re going to tell you why and how to save water. 😀
Water is the basic requirement of our body and thus life. Water is also named as ‘life’ because of being important element for all the living beings. Noting can survive without water on the earth. Three-fourth part of the earth is water however only 2% of the water is usable for us. At some places in India, people face water scarcity and draught condition whereas, in other places there is plenty of water available. So, the people living in areas with plenty of water must realize its importance and save water.
Why to Save Water
We are living in the time when we need to save clean water and use it according to our use only. People at many places in India and other countries are facing a huge water scarcity. They have to depend on the government water supply by tanks or some natural water reservoirs at long distance. They have to go for a long distance on daily basis to arrange drinking water. They better understand the value of water than the people who have sufficient water supply in their areas. The situation of lack of water becomes very terrible for the people who don’t have enough water to fulfill their basic needs of drinking, bathing, washing, etc.
India is one of the countries worldwide facing huge level water scarcity today. Places in India like Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat are facing water scarcity where women and girls of the houses cover a long distance on bare foot to just get a pot of water. In some cities like Bangalore people have to buy water bottles worth Rs. 25 to Rs. 30 to drink clean water. People face more problems during summer months when the daily need of water increases. Recently, it is studied that around 25% urban population lacks availability to clean drinking water. In some areas, the privatization of water bodies is the main reason of water scarcity.
How to Save Water
There are different methods we can follow to save clean drinking water to deal with the water scarcity. Rain water harvesting is one of the most effective and suitable method among save water techniques. Afforestation is also best method as it reduces the surface runoff and recharges the ground water. It promotes underground water conservation. By practicing such methods we can conserve more water naturally and ensure the availability of it for future generations. We should take a pledge and make a lifelong motto of “Save water, save life, save earth”.
We should teach simple methods of water saving to our children, women and other members of the family like turning off all the taps tightly after each use, using sprinklers to water the lawn, giving bath to pets in the lawn, repair of all the leaking pipes, harvesting rain water for purposes like watering plant, washing clothes, etc. We should also practice keeping the river (especially Ganga) water clean and safe for future use and safety of water animals.
Water is known as the elixir of life, so we should save it to save life on the earth. We need water for many purposes in our daily walks of life. So, we should understand the value of water drops and save it.
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. 🙂