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The 2014 Portland water conservation conference believes that making a difference comes in various forms of strategy. We can make an impact to the society by being mindful of our garbage, by being conscious of our energy consumption or by simply practicing water conservation. In that way, we can help both society and nature to live in harmony.

Taking Action through Water Conservation

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Wasting our natural resources, especially the water, has become the top environmental problems nowadays. This problem is a result of the fast modernization and growth of industries that use water as their raw material for the production of certain goods. Along with that is the growing population of each community that adds up to the issues of ineffective water consumption.

Given this situation, we can start contributing to making a difference by practicing water conservation.  Water conservation is an exercise of efficient water consumption which later helps reduce the problem of wasting it. Furthermore, it properly regulates the demand and supply of water to prevent water shortage in the future.

The first action we can do is to recognize and to accept water as part of natural and economic development. After that, we can now perform some simple steps at home including harvesting of rainwater, recycling of wastewater, raising awareness, and improving the quality of water by not polluting it.

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The Ripple Effect of Water Conservation

Below are the reasons why water conservation is an essential instrument toward making a difference.

  1. It provides a healthy ecosystem. This conveys that conserving water is a means of reducing the use of energy employed to generate water for the community. More fuel resources will be preserved, and pollution will be lessened.  
  2. It caters sustainable water resource. There will be enough supply of water for servicing and recreational use. Long term solution for drought and water shortage is also implied.
  3. It encourages economic development. Successful conservation of water can lead to adequate supply which in return motivates impactful consequences like less cost, minimal health hazards and few political conflicts. Therefore it can save money.

Water conservation is done hand in hand together. We must combine both our effort and time to help achieve an impactful result for the future. Thereby, making it a lifestyle and educating others can help improve every person’s way of life.