Reused water is currently used for irrigation, non-potable applications, replenishing aquifers, just to name a few. However, there has been a firm resistance to providing drinking water to the public from water reused from non-potable applications. The issue is not with the technologies but with the perception of "Toilet-to-Tap” water by the public. In some places, reduced water availability in tandem with an increase in population may require a fundamental shift in thinking if we want to ensure everyone’s' drinking water requirements will be met in the future. I will cover questions such as:
- Learn where recycled water is using used for meeting
drinking water requirements.
- Learn why we all have been drinking recycled water for
millions of years.
- Learn why people have been taught to fear drinking
- Learn why the water resources of today might not be
enough to meet the needs of tomorrow.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
A Presentation, Discussion, & Videos Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Stormwater runoff in urban areas is a major source of water pollution. Rain or snowmelt flowing over impervious surfaces, such as paved streets and parking lots, picks up pollutants like trash, oils and chemicals, before it is discharged into rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Traditional stormwater management approaches generally consider only flood control, and have not targeted pollutant reduction or the health of our ecosystems. In addition, rain water is a valuable resource which should be harvested in drought-stricken California.
Come join us to view and discuss the videos “Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure Solutions”, produced by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (New York), and “Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities” by the TreePeople in Los Angeles.
A Discussion, Video, and Live Feed Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
It is time to set everything aside and pay attention to what is happening with the California Delta Water Fix situation. The Water Fix issue is probably one of the biggest issues to hit California in recent years and if not dealt with correctly, could adversely affect the people, the land, and the natural resources of the state forever. Alot of news releases have taken place. The Restore The Delta organization has been on top of it all and has been reporting on key statements, dialogue, and events related to this battle. Join us in this important session where we will engage in some discussion, watch some interesting videos, and possibly watch live hearings on the Delta Water Fix issue that are taking place.
California is in its fifth year of a historical drought and every effort is required to conserve water. One of the most effective ways is to replace the lawn with a water efficient garden. While many people know about this, it would be good to see more of these gardens in our cities and towns. How can we reach more people, provide help, and ultimately have more water efficient gardens? In this presentation, Shelkie will review the work she has done with her website waterefficientgarden.com, and brainstorm with everyone how to best promote and advance the idea. Please join us for this interesting and important workshop and discussion.
Natural gas production is at an all-time high which has led to the lowest gas prices in a generation. Many suspect the United States will eventually be the world’s largest exporter of natural gas. The process of hydraulic fracturing has been one of the primary reasons for the abundant supply of natural gas.
Of all of the water in world, only 3.5% is freshwater suitable for drinking, and less than .001% is available throughout the planets’ rivers, lakes, and streams. As populations rise, and the effect of global climate are felt, surface temperatures will rise and water will become scarcer. The United Nations has stated that conflicts between rival countries could arise over access to water supplies. As water shortages become increasingly urgent, countries may resort to violence to quench their thirsts.