Freshwater Is Disappearing; Can Technology Save Us?
Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth.
People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create.
Anna Kucirkova wrote a good story abut this topic for IQSDirectory.com and was kind enough to share it with McCombs Supply.
At McCombs, an appliance parts business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we have water filters to make sure you have clean drinking water.
Living and working in Lancaster, Pa. we are familiar with the the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, a large ecosystem that encompasses about 64,000 square miles in six states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia.
Although Pennsylvania doesn’t border the Chesapeake Bay, more than half of the state lies within the watershed. Pennsylvania contains two major rivers that are part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: the Susquehanna, with 21,000 square miles, and the Potomac, with 1,600 square miles. Together, they total 40 percent of the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Susquehanna River basin is the largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. From its start near Cooperstown, New York, the river flows more than 400 miles and empties into the northern portion of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
We have the Conestoga River that dumps water directly into the Susquehanna. In Lancaster, officials have worked with farmers, such as the Amish, who often allowed their cattle to bath in the Conestoga and other waterways.
This does not lead to clean water, and officials have worked to curb these practices.
Here is Anna Kucirkova’s story.
Global climate change and the exponential increase in population has led to water scarcity and recent headline-grabbing water shortages in major urban centers like Capetown and Sao Paulo.
As water scarcity or cleanliness continue to present major issues to humanity’s survival, communities across the globe are turning to technology to help access more fresh water–or create it using seemingly ‘magic’ techniques. […]