Changing Water: Uses and Concerns

Water is always moving, so is our water footprint.

Water is a important part of life, and not just for humans. Water has been important since the first living thing on earth. in this article I am going to take you on a journey to the Okanagan 2000 years ago. We know the common uses, bathing, drinking, cleaning, but lets dig a little deeper. Lets discover what we are doing to the water, how have the demands changed?

2000 Years Ago: The First Nations

Sacred

To these people, water was more than a liquid running through a pipe, it was sacred. It kept the mind, body, and spirit clean. It allowed for animals and plants to live and grow, which provided food for the people.

Transportation

Tribes were always moving to were the food was, or to communicate with other tribes. Moving water was a much quicker way to get from place to place. The rivers, were the roads.

Nutrition

150 Years Ago: The European Settlers

Agriculture

Gathering Gold

Trade by River

Modern Day

Electricity

Washing and Cleaning

Agriculture

Public Works

Recreation

Fire Disasters

50 Years From Now: 2066: The Future

Now that we can see how the water has changed from the past we are able to make an estimated guess on what it will be like in the future.

Recreation

Machine Power

Conclusion

How have our uses and concerns changed?

Over the past 200 years our uses have not really changed. They are being used for three main things: movement, nutrition, and cleaning. The biggest thing that's changing is the technology involved.

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