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Archive for April, 2013

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How to Determine Average Water Usage for a Home Before You Buy It

Written by WhiteFence

One of the things you want to know before purchasing a house is how much water you’ll use to keep everything up and running. There are several determining factors that affect the number that can fluctuate with the seasons or occupant behavior, but there are a few ways to get a ballpark figure you can work with.

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How Does Your Water Footprint Add Up?

Written by Our Water Counts Blog Team

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and at the rate we’re going there won’t be nearly enough water for that many of us. An estimated 48 nations will face water stress or scarcity by 2025. Depending on the rain cycle isn’t enough to sustain the water needs of an increasing global population.

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Is Water or Gas More Fractured?

Written by Ron Steiger

Much of America sees liquified natural gas (LNG) as a likely catalyst to energy independence, jobs creation and low-cost energy production.
That’s a lot to be excited for, so what does this have to do with “water?”  It’s all about the extraction process and the education around what this process means to local communities and their environment.

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Our Blue Horizon: Children and the Future of Water

Written by Dennis Nelson

Experts predict that by 2025, more than half of the people in the world will live in countries that are classified as “water-stressed” or “water-scarce.” What does that mean for today’s children, who will come of age in this new reality?

Well, if they are empowered with effective awareness and education about water resources, it could mean that they will lead the way toward a society committed to the conservation, management and protection of our precious water resources.

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