How We Can Use Water More Efficiently & Sustainably: As Individuals, & As A Society

How We Can Use Water More Efficiently & Sustainably: As Individuals, & As A Society

Using water more efficiently and sustainably can be done in a number of ways and across a number of areas.

In this guide, we look at how water might be used more efficiently and sustainably on both an individual level, and a wider society based level.

 

Summary – How We Can Use Water More Efficiently & Sustainably (As Individuals, & As A Society)

Although it differs depending on the individual, and the city/town or country in question, some general solutions might include:

As Individuals:

  • Food & Food Waste – the main area by a significant margin that individual have the ability to impact their personal water footprint. This could involve consuming foods with a lower water footprint, and reducing food waste.
  • Products & Services We Use – involves buying less products and services, buying products and services with a lower water footprint, and being more efficient when using products and services (such as buying a water efficient dishwasher for example)
  • Direct Water Use – involves using less water around the house for bathing, cleaning, the garden and outdoors, washing, and so on.

 

As A Society:

  • Agriculture – specifically irrigation is a big user and waster of water in agriculture. Irrigation can be used far more effectively in agriculture.
  • Industry – power generation, and specifically thermal power plants are big users of water in industry. Water is used both directly and indirectly in industry. Other industries like textiles and the automotive industry may have scope for improvement in efficient water use.
  • Municipal & Domestic – water can leak before it gets to households, but can also be used more efficiently at the household level, and also by public services in a number of ways.

 

How We Can Use Water More Efficiently & Sustainably: As Individuals

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How We Can Use Water More Efficiently & Sustainably: As A Society

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Sustainable Use & Management Of Water In General

 

Sources

1. https://www.bettermeetsreality.com/how-to-save-water-in-society-as-a-community-areas-to-focus-on/

2. https://www.bettermeetsreality.com/how-to-save-water-in-daily-life-simple-steps/ 

3. https://www.bettermeetsreality.com/how-we-waste-lose-water-everyday-in-society-agriculture-industry-energy-production-household/ 

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