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H+E, Water 2011

  1. 1. thirstthemovie.org
  2. 2. StoryofStuff.org
  3. 3. liters of water3.2 billion consumed in 2006 liters of water6.4 billion used to produce900,000 tons of plastic2.5 million tons of CO 2106 billion MJ of energy(17 million barrels of oil)
  4. 4. 28 billionbottles of water per year50 millionbarrels of oil per year World on the Edge
  5. 5. plastic2,000,000 bottlesevery5 minutes in the US Chris Jordan, Running the Numbers
  6. 6. Water
  7. 7. Water
  8. 8. Less than 0.01%of the Earth’s wateris fresh and renewedby the hydrologic cycle. The Post Carbon Reader
  9. 9. 97% in oceans2% in ice caps and glaciers0.001% in atmosphere Environmental Science
  10. 10. UNwater.org
  11. 11. 2 kWh for 1,000 Lof drinkable water from saltwater The Post Carbon Reader
  12. 12. Beyond drinking,cooking and cleaning
  13. 13. Water Use Worldwide70% for agriculture20% for industry10% for cities and towns The Post Carbon Reader
  14. 14. 3,000 liters per dayto satisfy dietary needs5,000 liters per dayto satisfy US dietary habits The Post Carbon Reader
  15. 15. Water FootprintTotal amount of water useddirectly and indirectly by aperson, business or nation.
  16. 16. Average US resident’swater footprint1,800 gallons per dayTwice the global average The Post Carbon Reader
  17. 17. Ecosystems Services
  18. 18. “Nature is working for you.”
  19. 19. Natural processes supporthuman activities.at least worth$33,000,000,000,000collectively
  20. 20. Regulation of water forstorage and accessTreatment of waste Design is the Problem
  21. 21. Desalinization
  22. 22. 2 kWh(11.5 Twinkies)1m 3 water(1,000L or 264 gallons)
  23. 23. plants1,500 worldwide m 3 water15.3Billion per year worldwide0.5% water demand
  24. 24. Who owns andcontrols water?
  25. 25. thirstthemovie.org
  26. 26. Now what?
  27. 27. 97% in oceans2% in ice caps and glaciers0.001% in atmosphere Environmental Science
  28. 28. Less than 0.01%of the Earth’s wateris fresh and renewedby the hydrologic cycle.
  29. 29. Water Use Worldwide70% for agriculture20% for industry10% for cities and towns
  30. 30. Increase the price of water.Adopt water-efficient crops,irrigation and industry.Reduce meat consumption
  31. 31. Irrigate more efficiently drip instead of flood irrigationBoost yields on rain-fed lands could meet 75% of world food needsChoose less water-intensive dietsUse trade to make thesmartest use of local water water-scarce regions can import food to conserve water for drinking and other needs
  32. 32. hard-path systems centralized few sources water as a commoditysoft-path systems decentralized potentially many sources water as a service
  33. 33. http://www.pacinst.org/topics/water_and_sustainability/soft_path/index.htm
  34. 34. Resilience “The ability of a system to recover from perturbation; the ability to restore, repair or bounce back after a change due to an outside force.”
  35. 35. “Systems that are resilienthave a greater chance oflasting, evolving andresponding to change.”

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