Water is unarguably a valuable resource that humans require.
Do you know how much of all the water held globally is available as usable freshwater?
Did you guess 1% (USGS, n.d.)? Water, although it may seem ubiquitous, has environmental challenges which affect the supply and demand and global balance of water. Berg, et al. (2011), Chapter 10, Lesson 4 lab assignment, and this forum focus on freshwater resources and water conservation.
Part I: Questions Discuss water conservation and water supply by responding to the questions below in your initial forum post of a minimum of 250 words due by Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET. Be sure to include at least one reference from a credible source.
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 thepros 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
Research and Reference Citations:
To receive full credit, conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, it is strongly recommended that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post and be sure that they are in APA or other appropriate citation format.