Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Impending Water Crises In Pakistan

As Pakistan faces an impending water shortage, the emphasis should be on conservation and good water management. Some household tips to reduce wastage are as follows:
Keep the physical count of amount of water used for different purposes such as drinking,cooking,kitchen washing, linen washing, lawn watering, porch washing,car washing, toilet flushing .We have installed brackish underground water pumps and seperate storage which we are using for garden watering, toilet flushing, porch washing. Toilet flushing consumes a lot of water so the use of brackish water helps a lot.
It is essential to train children to turn off the tap while applying toothpaste to brush, while brushing teeth, using shower water judisciously like wetting body and head quickly and then applying shampoo and soap over body while the shower is turned of . Rinsing head and then body sytematically. I have seen if water is mixed in a bucket and then used, water is saved much easily.
The children should be shown the water sources and how they are depleted and we should make them realize conservation.
Children should be taught to wash dishes at an early age so that they understand water conservation.


Antigonum Cajan said...

Water is besides air and food another
link keeping us alive. For that reason,
I am against the use of water for irrigation of turf and ornamental plants anywhere in the world. It is costly and a real, vicious waste.

My blog deals with that aspect in the use of water. I believe it should be prohibited. Gardens should be designed
in such a way that the plant selection
should deal with drought, salt and heat.

Excellent post. Until next. From the Spanish speaking Caribbean...

Antigonum Cajan said...

Thanks for your visit and following.
I have been writing for the the last
twenty seven months on and off about
water waste on lawns and ornamentals.

Good luck in your projects!

Antigonum Cajan said...

I hope you keep up your blog. I try
to dedicate at least a couple of hours to them.
I have learned a lot from people in f a r away places with similar
interests, desires for a better world.
A more intelligent use of our resources.
Your words have stimulated me also.