Tuesday, February 21, 2017

WATER Conservation, What does it mean?

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United States postal stamp advocating water conservation.
Introduction:  Definition
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities made to sustain and  manage the natural resource fresh water, to protect the water environment, and to meet the current and future human demand. Population, household size, and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change have increased pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation.[1] Many US cities have already implemented policies aimed at water conservation, with much success.[2]
The goals of water conservation efforts include: