Moe, Victoria, Yuna, Jermaine
DONDE ESTA MI AGUA!
70% of the world's freshwater is used for agriculture
22% of the worlds freshwater is used for industrial use.
ONLY 8% of the world's freshwater is used for domestic use
The World's Freshwater
70% of freshwater is in the ice of the polar region
30% of freshwater is ground water
When is the predicted time water runs out?
Others say water in Texas is going to run out in around 2050 due to the increase
in the population by almost two times
In 2011, Texas had one of it's most driest times. If this continues to happen, the predicted time water will dry up may be even closer than we expected.
How is our daily water usage impacting the local and global economy?
The price of hay is now 200% more than it was.
3.23 dollars has been lost in the cattle sector and 2.2 billion dollars in the cotton sector.
Food prices will go up.
Over the next half century, one of the suggested infrastructures will total 53 billion dollars
Many downstream farmers might also not be able to get their water to irrigate their crops as the water does not reach there anymore
Why should Texas water be conserved and how?
It protects the water supply for downstream communities
It reduces greenhouse gas produced when water is being filtered.
We can save water by using new water saving technology
Using our water smartly can save us water like in the picture below
Why save water
How to save water
What can the state do? Can can each individual on a daily basis.
Most of the water is used for agriculture and industrial uses so the state can make rules to save water that does not have to be used
Each individual can contribute a little to this. Everyone helping out will accumulate to a lot of water in a long run.
Taking shorter showers, turning off the tap when not necessary and other small things can help out a lot and also save a lot of money.