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Ecowaternomics Framework - Odette Katrak

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Water Conservation in Apartment Complexes

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Ecowaternomics Framework - Odette Katrak

  1. 1. SAVE WATER Simple tips that can change your water habits forever & REDUCE YOUR CONSUMPTION BY 80% 1Odette Katrak Let’s Make Every Day World Water Day! Ecowaternomics Framework by Odette Katrak
  2. 2. 2 1. USE LESS 2. REUSE MORE Odette Katrak My theory of ‘Ecowaternomics’ the concept of economising water usage so you use only the bare minimum that you actually need, and not as much as is abundantly available. 2 simple principles:
  3. 3. …but with no compromise on the END QUALITY! 4 simple ways… Most agree they use more than actually needed. Discover the bare minimum required… 3 Principle 1 - USE LESS Odette Katrak
  4. 4. Spot check: What is your usual tap flow? 4Odette Katrak
  5. 5. Commit to 1: LOW TAP FLOW Why use more when less will do! 5Odette Katrak
  6. 6. 2. TAP OFF WHEN NOT NEEDED 6 “The water you drain in 2 minutes, his family gets the entire day” – Colgate campaign
  7. 7. 1. Wet hands 2. Wet soap 3. Soap hands 4. Rinse 5. Post wash* TOTAL 7 ml used 100 50 2000 2000 750 ~5000 5 stages of any washing operation! e.g. washing hands ml needed 10 0 0 50 0 60 * This stage not required while bathing, except for extended singing practice ! Discover that bare minimum and move towards that as default year-round usage! Odette Katrak
  8. 8. Commit to: USE LESS 4 simple steps: 1. Low flow; aerators 2. Tap off when not needed 3. No running water 8 4. Stop leaks Why use more when less will do! Odette Katrak
  9. 9. A must-try challenge #MinimumWaterChallenge: How much is too much? How little is enough? 9 1. Wash hands 2. Wash face 3. Brushing 4. Shaving 5. Bath/Shower Odette Katrak Odette Katrak Entry details in poster – tag us & 5 friends on FB, Instagram, Twitter!
  10. 10. 10 1.USE LESS 2.REUSE MORE Odette Katrak
  11. 11. 11 You wouldn’t be crazy enough to bathe with mineral water, would you?
  12. 12. 12 But we all do something as wasteful - fresh water for rinsing dirty plates & mops? Odette Katrak
  13. 13. Toilet needs Bathing/ showering Shaving Brushing teeth Mopping floors Washing bathrooms, basins, sinks Watering plants Cooking Drinking Washing fruit/veg/dals Washing face Washing hands Washing vessels Washing buckets, mugs, comb, brushes Washing shoes/slippers Washing mops Flushing toilets Rinsing dirty vessels Washing clothes Washing driveways Understanding WATER NEEDS in the home… 13Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework©
  14. 14. Watering plants Bathing/ showering Shaving Brushing teeth Mopping floors Washing bathrooms, basins, sinks Cooking Drinking Washing fruit/veg/dals Washing face Washing hands Washing vessels Washing buckets, mugs, comb, brushes Washing shoes/slippers Washing mops Flushing toilets Rinsing dirty vessels Washing clothes Washing driveways 14 Toilet needs Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework© All sourced from one single source – the tap!
  15. 15. Bathing/ showering Shaving Brushing teeth Mopping floors Washing bathrooms, basins, sinks Watering plants CookingDrinking Washing fruit/veg/dals Washing face Washing hands Washing vessels Washing buckets, mugs, comb, brushes Washing shoes/slippers Washing mops Flushing toilets Rinsing dirty vessels Washing clothes Washing driveways Welcome to Odette’s ECOWATERNOMICS WATER NEEDS HIERARCHY 15 Toilet needs Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework© Classifying needs according to purity of water required:
  16. 16. Stale drinking water Water from washing hands Muddy swabbing water Fresh purified water FRESH TAP WATER Cold water run off water Washing machine outlet water Water from washing rice/dals Waste RO water Water from washing clothes - hand wash Water from washing fruits/vegetables Water used to soak frozen items for defrosting 16Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework© SOURCES: + HIDDEN WATER SOURCES?
  17. 17. Stale drinking water Water from washing hands Washing machine outlet water Washing rice/dals Waste RO water Some hidden water sources… Muddy swabbing water 17Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework©
  18. 18. Stale drinking water Water from washing hands SOILED Fresh purified water Fresh tap water Cold water run off water Washing machine outlet water Water from washing rice/dals Waste RO water Water from clothes - hand wash Water used to soak frozen items for defrosting Water from washing fruits/vegetables Water Sources categorized according to purity… Muddy swabbing water CLOUDY SOAPY CLEAR FRESH FRESH PURIFIED 18Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework©
  19. 19. Matching WATER NEEDS SOILED CLOUDY SOAPY CLEAR FRESH FRESH PURIFIED with SOURCES… Bathing/ showering Shaving Brushing teeth Mopping floors Washing bathrooms, basins, sinks Watering plants CookingDrinking Washing fruit/veg/dals Washing face Washing hands Washing vessels Washing buckets, mugs, comb, brushes Washing shoes/slippers Washing mops Flushing toilets Rinsing dirty vessels Washing clothes Washing driveways 19 Toilet Only 2 out of 10 needs require fresh water! Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework©
  20. 20. Odette’s ECOWATERNOMICS WATER NEEDS HIERARCHY 20 Bathing/ showering Shaving Brushing teeth Mopping floors Washing bathrooms, basins, sinks Watering plants CookingDrinking Washing fruit/veg/dals Washing face Washing hands Washing vessels Washing buckets, mugs, combs, brushes Washing shoes/ slippers Washing mops Flushing toilets Rinsing dirty vessels Washing clothes Washing driveways Toilet Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework© SOILED CLOUDY SOAPY CLEAR FRESH FRESH PURIFIED Stale drinking water Water from washing hands Fresh purified water Fresh tap water Cold water run off water Washing machine outlet water Water from washing rice/dals Waste RO water Washing clothes - hand wash Water used to soak frozen items for defrosting Washing fruits/vegetables Muddy swabbing water • For lower-order needs, use water of required purity only, not of higher purity. • Move to using higher purity water only once lower purity water sources exhausted SLASH YOUR FRESH WATER USAGE!
  21. 21. My theory of Ecowaternomics: Principle 2 - REUSE MORE NEVER LET WATER DOWN A DRAIN IF IT IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING ELSE! Discover new hidden sources suited to your home set-up, besides the obvious ones. Reuse & reduce! 21Odette Katrak for e.g., collect water every time you wash your hands too! 
  22. 22. Yes, you can cut your consumption by 80%! USE LESS – Take the Minimum Water Challenge 1. Low flow; also use aerators 2. Tap off when not needed 3. No running water 4. Fix leaks 22 REUSE MORE – Never let water down a drain if it is good for something else 5. Collect, reuse and cut fresh water usage Odette Katrak
  23. 23. Question to me: Do we really to go to this extreme? Isn’t it a bit too drastic? 23 My answer: If we all do more of this now, future generations will not be forced to do this all the time. We are the last generation that can make a difference! So let’s each one of us preserve our water and use it well! EVERY DROP DOES COUNT INDEED! Odette Katrak
  24. 24. Try it, tell others to try it too! Let’s do our bit to cut city water demand. You can access posters/videos from Beautiful Bengaluru to get more residents to understand ways to save water. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xL_SPbEWYePeCxI6xpT9JLEUDavp8nHM Also available on Facebook/BeBeautifulBengaluru And don’t forget to take the #MinimumWaterChallenge! 24Odette Katrak
  25. 25. This ECOWATERNOMICS WATER NEEDS HIERARCHY is an original framework by ODETTE KATRAK and may not be used without attribution. Please contact okatrak@gmail.com All images used are pics by Odette Katrak Cover page ‘Drop of water’ – pngtree free image Odette Katrak - Ecowaternomics Framework© 25

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