STRATEGIES TO USE WATER SUSTAINABLY

Water conservation
-Use less water.-Fixing leaking reservoirs, pipes+dripping taps.-Dual-flushing toilets (they use less water).-Efficient washing machines/dishwashers (only run with full loads).-Irrigating farmland using drip pipes/spray.-Water meters.
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Groundwater management - monitoring and pollution
-Monitor amount of water being extracted (so its not extracted faster that it's naturally replaced) - laws. - Less artificial fertiliser/pesticides used+fine companies that leak toxic waste (reduce pollution).
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Groundwater management - international agreements
- When groundwater is shared between countries, international agreements are needed to make sure countries take sustainable amounts for the aquifer, so both can meet needs of pop. - Agreeing how much water each country should take can be difficult.
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Recycling
- Reusing water, rather than returning it to a river or the sea straight away. - Makes water more sustainable (less water needs to be extracted from sources).-Water from homes/industries piped to water treatment plants (so its safe to reuse).
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What can recycled water be used for?
- Irrigation. - Industry. - Power plants. - Toilet flushing. - Can be treated enough to make it safe to drink. - Conserves energy(less energy needed for treating water unnecessarily).
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'Grey' water
-Type of recycled water.-Usually reused immediately (not treated). - Mostly waste water from peoples homes (e.g. showers - not toilets (this water is contaminated)). - Conserves energy(less energy needed for treating water unnecessarily).
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What can 'grey' water be used for?
- As it is relatively clean, it can be safely used for irrigating gardens or farmland, washing cars and flushing toilets.-Not safe for washing hands or drinking.
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Groundwater management - monitoring and pollution

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-Monitor amount of water being extracted (so its not extracted faster that it's naturally replaced) - laws. - Less artificial fertiliser/pesticides used+fine companies that leak toxic waste (reduce pollution).

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Groundwater management - international agreements

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Recycling

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What can recycled water be used for?

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