Water Conservation. What is Water Conservation, and why should we conserve it?

water conservationWater conservation

Encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource to protect the water environment and to meet current and future human demand. Population, household size and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change will increase pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation.


Water conservation efforts include as follows:

Sustainability To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate.
Energy conservation. Water pumping, delivery and waste water treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions of the world over 15% of total electricity consumption is devoted to water management.
Habitat conservation. Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build new dams and other water diversion infrastructures.


In implementing water conservation principles there are a number of key activities that may be beneficial.

  1. Any beneficial reduction in water loss, use or waste
  2. Avoiding any damage to water quality.
  3. Improving water management practices that reduce or enhance the beneficial use of water

Household applications

Low-flow shower heads sometimes called energy-efficient shower heads as they also use less energy,
Low-flush toilets and composting toilets. These have a dramatic impact in the developed world, as conventional Western toilets use large volumes of water.
Faucet aerators, which break water flow into fine droplets to maintain “wetting effectiveness” while using less water. An additional benefit is that they reduce splashing while washing hands and dishes.
Rainwater harvesting
Water can also be conserved by landscaping with native plants and by changing behavior, such as shortening showers and not running the faucet while brushing teeth.

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