Environmental Science forum

Part I: Questions

at least 250 words no later than Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET.
Discuss water conservation and water supply by responding to the questions below.

Water Conservation  Water 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?
Water Supply In order to supply water to humans certain technologies must be utilized. Pick one of the following water supply solutions that you think should be pursued and describe the pros and cons of the solution and why you chose it. Use reference sources in your research and discussion.
  • Reclaimed/ Recycled Water
  • Desalination
  • Dams and diversions