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How to save water is a growing challenge.  There are water shortages world wide.  Hydroponics is one way to save up to 85% of the water it takes to grow our food.   I have met some Great people who are sharing many great ways to save water.  They are working to educate and advocate for us all.  Go to their website and donate if you like to drink clean water.  Who knows whose life you may be saving?

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Saving water should never become a public concern only in times of drought when water is undeniably scarce. The world water supply is finite. Every drop of water wasted is a drop less in a wild and scenic river, a drop less of a needed salmon run. Every drop of water that circles a drain unnecessarily wastes energy through the manufacturing of chemicals in the cycle of sewage treatment.
The world water supply is dwindling, and yet it is only water supply we will ever have. The water we use in our kitchens does not indicate an endless supply of safe, clean water. This water will be treated, and eventually will be returned to us, but in a chemically altered state from the previous time we used it.The following are some water facts that you may not know.

Here is a Water Footprint Infographic.

 

Their website:  Savethewater.org  states their mission as follows:  The mission of Save the Water™ is to conduct water research to identify toxic chemicals harmful to humans, animals, and the environment.  Save the Water™ is committed to finding methods to eliminate the toxins and improve the quality of drinking water.

We respect the right of every individual to have access to safe and clean drinking water.

Save the Water™ is committed to the education of present and future generations on water sustainability issues in order to insure the protection and conservation of water. Without clean drinking water, no species plant, animal or human can be saved. We must insure that the water is not contaminated to the point where we can no longer drink it.

With proper funding Save the Water™ will provide the extensive educational instruction and research necessary. Your support and generosity will help us fulfill our mission.

 

How to Save Water in Agriculture

Hydroponics technology is a growing and becoming more and more popular.  With limited resources, Aquaponics is also growing rapidly in technology and efficiency.   There are groups and businesses like Earthwizefoods.com  who are  helping others grow their own food in remote areas.

Another company, Fodder Tech, is still emerging as a technology that will revolutionize the cattle industry.  Imagine lowering the amount of water used to feed the cattle for the meat industry by more than 50%!  The production of the Fodder that they produce uses hydroponics technology.  A wonderful way to save up to 85% of the water to grow most of the cattle feed.  That is not the only place that hydroponics is growing.

Urban Hydroponics is another  answer in “How to save water” questions

There are hydroponic vegetable and herb gardens all throughout the world.  Shipping containers can be turned into hydroponic growing stations!  Very efficient especially when using Solar power to run the lights and the water pumps.

How to save water is an ever growing concern.  Pesticides, pollution, waste, drought take a toll on the water.  Now governments are taking water rights away from its own citizens.   How can this be?  We are allowing it to happen.

It is time for us to all be aware of our own water usage.  Do we really require a chemically maintained green yard?  How many children, animals and adults get sick each year because of the dangerous chemicals sprayed or applied to “Their Lawn”?  Too many in my opinion.

Lawns do look nice, but they cannot feed your family.  Hydroponics and home gardens do feed the family.  And since we are looking for ways to save the water, Hydroponics is one of the best answers.

There is a beginners course about Aquaponics by my friend Jonathan White from Australia.  They have had very intense droughts there for a while.  I highly recommend that if you are interested in Aquaponics, that you check it out.

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  • This article really helps a lot! Watering your plants little and often does not help. Because it encourages plants to develop roots towards the soil’s surface. As the water does not sink deep into the ground. That is why it is important to know first some ways to save water in watering plants.