What Threatens Your Fresh Water?

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Published on February 23rd, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

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It’s easy to take for granted when all we have to do is turn on a tap.

But whether freshwater resources seem plentiful where you live  or they’re drying up — the reality is that fresh water is threatened everywhere.

Deforestation, dams, over-consumption, agricultural run-off, invasive species, habitat conversion and, of course, climate change all these pose ever-increasing risks to the quality and quantity of Earth’s freshwater resources.

So check out The Nature Conservancy’s new interactive freshwater feature you can learn more about these threats and ways to alleviate them.

And tell us your ideas for conserving and protecting freshwater resources — post a comment below.

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Comments: What Threatens Your Fresh Water?

  •  Comment from Spencer McNeely

    Conservation is going to be a vital part of life down the road especially if we don’t act now. There are a lot of things we can do different that would help preserve the environment. For example, we could invest in battery powered cars as opposed to gas guzzlers. We could change from coal and gas powered electricity to wind or solar power. But mainly it’s the chemicals and pollutants we are putting out every year that is threatening the resources of our planet. Chemicals from farms are making their way to our surface water. Exhaust from our cars and plants are causing global warming, and who enjoys breathing smog? If everyone would do a little, no one would have to do a lot, so do your part. -Spencer

  •  Comment from Jonathon D. Colman

    Wow, I really love this feature! It was so fun and really informative about freshwater science, policy and sustainability.

  •  Comment from Neil Solarcell

    I’m not really sure how to conserve fresh water. I am well versed in solar energy but definitely support fresh water conservation.

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