"How to save water - an educational animation about people in the 3D world" is the second stage of our series about water, hydrogen and carbon. In the first part of "Man in a 3D world" we showed a vision of the future with our participation, it is the modern lifestyle taking advantage of the potential of the three resources of the future and protecting the planet at the same time. We showed a vision of a better tomorrow and a sustainable economy wisely managing available resources. In the second part of the animation, we focus on water.
“Water is the first "W" in the three resources for a reason; it is the basic factor thanks to which we can basically function. Overall, the situation with water does not look good, and we are alarmed about from far and wide. Statistically, one inhabitant of Poland has 3 times less water than another European. We are a country with water stress, so public education is necessary”, said Magdalena Sopiela, an expert in community management at the 3W Department of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.
Huge but scarce
Water covers as much as 70% of the Earth. Although this may seem like a huge volume, only 1% of water is drinkable. The problem of water deficit does not only concern Africa - we also have worryingly low resources in Europe. We often forget that tap water is not the only water we use. Our water footprint consists of both direct and indirect consumption - i.e. water used at all stages of the production of various items, including clothes. The production of food, especially meat, also consumes large amounts of water. The answer to this problem are automated aquaponic farms - pioneers of modern agriculture. We do not use antibiotics or pesticides, we can save water and in addition we do not emit carbon dioxide there.
Small changes, big effect
One of the simplest ways to save water, already known by children, is shortening the bathing time, choosing a shower instead of a bathtub and turning off the water tap when brushing our teeth. We can also take care of loading our washing machine full or collect rainwater - this will give us more savings, also economical. Seems trivial? Yes, but the scale matters and it brings a big effect. In the animation, we also pay attention to other issues, such as choosing the low water consumption mode in the dishwasher. In recent years, we have been observing the intensification of drought, and photos showing its effects on the Old Continent - associated with easy access to water - have been circulated around the world. That is why we promote home sewage treatment plants and retention reservoirs that can mitigate the effects of the deficit of this life-giving resource.
In common interest
The depletion of river and underground waters, which have been the main source of the resource so far, is a very serious threat. In addition, we are struggling with huge water pollution caused by industrial and municipal sewage. Experts have been warning for years that rain alone is not enough to protect us from drought. The rainwater collection tanks we mentioned above can be useful in watering the garden, washing the car or even doing laundry. Even though for these activities drinking water quality is not necessary, we still waste it for these purposes. If we combine retention reservoirs with modern technology, we will be able to effectively replenish water shortages in the deep layers of the soil. It could save life on our planet. Everything is in our hands: the solution consists in systematic and consistent actions, as well as in changing current habits since there will be not more water in the world.
We invite you to watch the animation!