CHANGES IN OUR LIFESTYLE
TO SAVE WATER

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Water, the very elixir of life, is being lost on our earth. Though three-fourth of the earth is water, the usable part of this indispensable resource is becoming scarce. The causes of this situation are many, including the industrial, domestic and agricultural overuse of water. Moreover, wastage of water, pollution of water bodies, contamination of groundwater and the ever increasing demand of water add to the water woes across the globe. This has resulted in severe impact on all the living and non living components on earth. The reducing forest cover, altered rainfall patterns, soil erosion, drying of river beds and disturbance in all natural cycles are some of such effects.


To combat the situation, everyone has a role to play. Just the way every drop counts, every small effort made in the direction of water conservation is of substantial worth. Thus, it is a global responsibility of every human being in the world to contribute towards this cause. Even changes in simple habits and lifestyle will definitely make a radical change in this scenario.



The CDLS 2018 at Modern School invites you to put forward your suggestions about lifestyle changes that can help to conserve water on mother earth.   

Discussion

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  1. kornellie2018 Philippine Science High School, Manila

    I get annoyed when my adult siblings let the faucet in our toilet or the shower slightly open after they use it. Whenever I see it, busy or not, I get up from my seat and close it tightly. It may be a simple way of conserving water, but it is from this conscientiousness that people, I think, can be even more concerned about water conservation and do even more concrete and meaningful ways later on.  Imagine how many pails of water could be wasted by that simple negligence and how many people in other parts of the globe could have benefited from it. Lifestyle changes begin with re-directing our mindset first to what is essential and what is selfless. If we think of water issues as just a negligible matter (because we think it's unlimited) and do not affect anyone, then our actions would also reflect that mindlessness. That wrong mindset can become a disruptive action, and that action can become an unhealthy habit if not corrected.

  1. neha2018 Modern School Barakhamba Road

    Kornellie I completely agree with you. Thankyou for bringing this basic concern forward.  To wake up to this rising crisis encompassing a large part of the globe is the cry of the hour. The present is ours. While we are using this resource, we also have to keep in mind that we have a responsibility towards the future generations. This is possible by not only following the water conservation habits by ourselves, but also by sensitizing the youth and children towards the fact that the very elixir of life becoming a commodity which will be rare in years to come. It is indeed painful to know that we often talk of high end technologies and thoughts about water conservation but do not get our basic habits right. if every single drop counts, every second of water wastage counts, then we should begin this drive right from ourselves. Join me in taking this initiative of saving as much water as possible in our daily routine and setting examples for our young generation to follow.    

  1. JDP2018 Philippine Science High School, Manila

    I try to keep the faucet closed as much as possible when I use it. I notice that sometimes, when people use the sink, like when they brush their teeth and such, they leave the faucet on even though they aren't using it. Even though I'm not the one doing it, I always feel guilty. When I know the person, I try to close the faucet myself. People may say that it's just a small amount of water, it might even be less than a glass, but they don't see the bigger picture. If everyone did it, that glass of water wasted would accumulate and that's is when they would see how wrong their habit is. People say that they leave the faucet open for convenience and to save time, but what is a little inconvenience and spending a few seconds to open and close the faucet when they need it if it helps Mother Earth? Even if we say that water is a renewable resource but think of how much goes into making it clean enough for us to use. How many machines are run to clean one glass of water for how long? We also have to think about the current situation of our Earth. What is its current state, specifically of our oceans? How polluted is it? Before long, the combination of wasting and polluting it could make it a nonrenewable resource, a luxury for everyone. 

  1. marie2018 Philippine Science High School, Manila

    One lifestyle change my family and I have made was to change the size of our drinking glasses. When we used taller glasses, not only would we pour more water into them, but we would also end up not finishing the water inside.  Although they are small amounts of water, if accumulated, it was a big waste of clean water. Instead of using these bigger glasses, we use smaller glasses now, which ensures that we finish the water we pour into it. Additionally, some restaurants have a policy in which customers are given water only when they ask for it. Some restaurants also use smaller cups, and even allow customers to pour themselves water. This makes sure that the customers finish their water. What we can do is to support these kinds of policies and also make changes in our own life. Although small, these changes, if followed diligently,  can help conserve water and protect Mother Earth.