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MCNC 2010 Student Leadership Conference - LA Southwest Presentation


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LA Southwest's presentation for the "Our Rivers, Our Responsibility" 2010 MCNC Student Leadership Conference held in Greenville, SC.

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MCNC 2010 Student Leadership Conference - LA Southwest Presentation

  1. 1.  MCNC 2010- Water   Henry AscencioCrystal Ellis Ashlee Davis  Victor CastanedaMichelle MitchellClaudia SandovalFrancisco NavaDaniel Torres   "Life flows through water"  <br /> <br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />1) Importance of Water<br />2) Did you know about H2O?<br />3) Water Pollution<br />4) Celebrities<br />5) Water Conservation Tips<br />6) Video: Water  Testing<br />7) Santa Monica Beach Water Testing Results<br />8) Foundations & Programs<br />
  3. 3. The Importance of Water<br /><ul><li>Water is essential in surviving.
  4. 4.  Helps digest what you eat.
  5. 5.  Drink eight glasses of water daily.
  6. 6.  Earth is 70% water, only 1% is drinkable.
  7. 7. Also helps lose weight and relieve constipation.
  8. 8.  Our bodies consist 50-70% of water.
  9. 9. You can live up to 14 days without water.
  10. 10. Drink water at home and in school! </li></li></ul><li>
  11. 11.  Did you know about H2O? <br />75% of people die from the lack of clean water.<br /><ul><li>Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water.
  12. 12. The average American family spends $500 per </li></ul> year on water.<br /><ul><li>A regular bath requires 70 gallons.
  13. 13. An average shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.
  14. 14. A faucet that leaks 1 drip per second wastes 3,000 gallons of water each year.
  15. 15. Leaky toilets can waste up to 200 gallons per day.</li></li></ul><li>Water pollution<br /><ul><li>20% of the pollutants come from water based activities (ex. Cruise ships).
  16. 16. The other 80% is derived from land based activities.
  17. 17. Bilge account for at least 35,000 gallons of weekly contamination.
  18. 18. Pollution causes 50% of worldwide groundwater to be undrinkable.
  19. 19. Up  to 30% of fresh water supply is lost due to leakage.
  20. 20. A person living in Africa uses about 2.5 to 5.26 gallons a day.
  21. 21. Upper class countries use up to 86 gallons a day.
  22. 22. Polluted ground water has caused 250 million diseases and 8million deaths.
  23. 23. Nearly 1.1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water.
  24. 24. Water related diseases kill 1 out of every 4 children under the age of five.</li></li></ul><li>Jay-Z<br />Jay-Z is focusing on the international water crisis.<br />Was alarmed about the water crisis occurring and decided to take action.<br />Developing a film to raise awareness about lack of safe drinking water.<br />Documentary based on the challenges people are facing.<br />View places where being active about earth has helped those in need.<br />
  25. 25. Adrian Grenier<br /><ul><li>Has appeared in films such as "Artificial Intelligence" and the HBO TV series "Entourage" 
  26. 26. Co-host of "Charity: Water" 
  27. 27. Global awareness about poverty as well as teaching the public
  28. 28. Has a new show called Alter. Eco, which emphasizes ways to become more eco-friendly.</li></li></ul><li>10 Tips to Save Water<br />1. Stop the leakage; drips can total up to 20 gallons per day. <br />2. Make use of a bucket to wash a car, bike, or any big objects. <br />3. Use a cup or container to rinse when: <br />            -brushing your teeth<br />            -cleaning fruits and vegetables<br />4. Do not let the water run when <br />scrubbing (ex. washing dishes). <br />5. Use a broom to clean out driveways <br />and sidewalks.<br />
  29. 29. 10 Tips to Save Water<br />6.   Don’t water your garden in harsh weather.<br />7.   Wash only  full loads of laundry<br />8.    Avoid toys that use water<br />9.    Use a filter to clean out a pool<br />10.  Recycle water.  <br />
  30. 30. Video: Water Testing<br />
  31. 31. Santa Monica Beach Water Testing Data<br />  <br />Tested:<br />Nitrate<br />pH<br />Phosphate<br />DO2 (Dissolved Oxygen)<br />Temperature<br />Turbidity<br />B.O.D. (Biological Dissolved Oxygen)<br />
  32. 32. Water Testing Data for Nitrate<br />
  33. 33. Water Testing Data for pH<br />
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  36. 36. The Oceanside Clean Water Program<br />The Clean Water Program is a program that improves the water quality of Oceanside creeks, rivers, lakes, and beaches.<br />This program is designed to not only to help the ocean but to help other bodies of water in the world.<br />An example of their contributions are street-wide clean-ups<br />
  37. 37. The Water Foundation<br />The Water Education Foundation offers a variety of programs to teach our students, our future voters and leaders, about one of the most critical issues - water. The programs teach students about the history, geography and science of water. Students also learn about the difficult political and policy decisions surrounding this complex issue. Foundation programs are suitable for students in grades K-14. In addition, the Foundation serves as the California coordinator for national Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) K-12 program.  <br />
  38. 38. Heal the Bay<br />Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization<br /> They dedicate by making Southern California coastal waters safe, healthy and clean. <br />They use research, education, community action, and advocacy to pursue their mission.<br />Santa Monica Bay is their primary focus.<br />
  39. 39. American Heritage River<br /> Help river communities that seek resources to meet tough challenges. <br />Without any new regulations on private property owners, state, local and tribal governments, the American Heritage Rivers initiative is about making more efficient and effective use of existing federal resources, cutting red-tape, and lending a helping hand. <br />
  40. 40. Generosity Water <br />Children usually carry around 40lbs of dirty water on average of 5 miles back and forth to their homes to eat, drink, and bathe in <br />Grand Total of All Countries – 104 wells – 4 cisterns<br />Over 50,000 people served with clean water<br />Countries that Generosity Water is targeting:<br /> -China<br /> -Uganda<br /> -Nigeria<br /> -Peru<br />By collaborating with Generosity Water, Markham Middle School raised enough money to build one well in Africa, which is around $3,000<br />
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  43. 43. Special Thanks<br />Thank you Dr. Kagel for supporting us and helping us accomplish our project.<br />