We know all of us need clean drinking water in order to live. But our rivers lakes and freshwater ecosystems provide us much more. They water our crops, give us fish to eat, power our factories, light our homes, carry our goods to market and our people back home, and bring us aesthetic joy. The UN estimates that in the year 2017, close to 70 percent of the global population will have problems accessing fresh water. Therefore we need to preserve our watershed and clean water sources by protecting the health of lands and forests around our rivers and lakes – the watershed keep pollution out of our water. Keeping rivers flowing in healthy ways. We can preserve the benefits that rivers give us by preserving the patterns of its high and low flow that orchestrate life in and along rivers Banks. This programme is been package as part of practical solutions – and new approach that can help us work together to strike a balance between meeting our water needs today and preserving nature’s ability to continue meeting the needs in the future..
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Essence of water for life
Let’s turn our bible book of john 4:5-14. In this verse we can deduce that Jesus Christ also value the importance of water to life when he spoke of the fountain of water that have symbolic of everlasting life, in a literal sense water is essential to life, being second to oxygen in this regards.
One can survive for weeks without food but only about five days without water. Up to three quarter of our body weight is made up of water. For example our brain is about 75 % water. Water helps us to digest and absorb our food, carrying nutrient to our body cells. Water remove toxin and other waste, lubricates our joint and colour regulates body temperature. Drinking enough water can also help those who wanted to reduce their weight.
Water has no calories, is fat free, cholesterol free and low sodium, second it is appetite suppressant. Third water helps the body to metabolise fat. According to nutritionist proper intake of water is a key to weight loss. If people who are trying to lose weight drink enough water their body can metabolise the fat adequately.
Each day our body eliminate an average of about 2 litres of water though our skin, lungs, intestine and kidney. We lose approximately 1/2 litre of liquid every day just by exhaling. According to medical doctors, if this water is not replaced, we will become dehydrated. `According to medical doctors the sign of dehydration are headache, fatigue, muscle soreness, dark urine, heat intolerance and dry mouth/eye`.
According to specialist healthy person needs up to 8-10 quarter litres of glass every day, you need more if you exercise a lot especially we in the hot climate. Please Take a glass before going to bed and one after you wake up in the morning
Eng. Dennis Okoro
Five Steps to Water Conservation
A variety of practices and technologies—from the low-tech to the high-tech—can help stretch limited water supplies. Here are just a few:
Improperly aimed sprinklers waste water
by allowing it to run off onto sidewalks and
into storm drains. Image courtesy of
City of Santa Cruz Water Department.
Drought-resistant plants reduce
the need for watering.
- Reduce leaks. From the individual household faucet or toilet to municipal water distribution pipes, repairing or replacing leaking water infrastructure can save water— and money.
- Install low-flow fixtures. Water-conserving toilets, showerheads, and faucets, which are now required by building code in many areas, can reduce domestic water use by 50 percent or more.
- Change water-wasting habits at home. Small habit changes such as running the dishwasher or washing machine only for full loads or taking shorter showers can, over time, mean big water savings.
- Use water-saving landscaping techniques. Some primary water-conserving landscaping techniques (also known as xeriscape landscape principles) include grouping plants with similar water needs together, limiting water-guzzling lawns, using drought-tolerant plants, and irrigating efficiently.
- Irrigate crops more efficiently. Conserving the amount of water used to irrigate crops benefits everyone: farmers spend less money on water, and more water is available for other purposes. Advanced techniques can help farmers monitor the precise level of moisture in soil and alter their irrigation practices to limit overall water use. In an approach called deficit irrigation, for example, irrigation is reduced at noncritical times but crops are properly watered at critical flowering and fruiting stages.