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Water scarcity - I'm a little confused






How can this be?


With sea levels rising, and the ability to build leisure sports stadiums, etc...


How difficult and rewarding would it be to build large water distillation plants along the


coast in each country?


We can build new hyrdo, and nuclear plants...


Those seem a little more complex...if we were to help reduce the sea levels on a global scale by


continously monitoring sea levels and having all nations join a cause like that for example...


how long would it take before the thirsty had more then their fill and a little positive change would be restored to mother earth?


True, a few 'little' plants would not make a difference...just for fun, look at the available coast, look at the demand. How 'big' would make a difference with this thought train?


Just a thought. I'm sure someone here can do the math.


Instead of making reasons why something won't work...opening the imagination can do wonders, if politics is thrown aside and collectively everyone tries.


Like I said, just a passing thought, I'm sure someone here can debunk this just as fast as I thought of it. A few minutes worth.





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Re: Water scarcity - I'm a little confused


who are THEY really?lol


i dont see how They can half hunger by 2015,


their not makeing much headway as far a s i can see,


but hell, mabey i,m not looking hard enough,,,,,,,


,,,,,,mabey keeping everybody confused is the plan,,,,


you never miss the water till the well runs dry



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Re: Water scarcity - I'm a little confused


Very true and good food for thought. It's easy to sit back and point fingers, I've humbled myself (with your aid ;) ). Maybe one day something like that would be plausible...


-off note daydreaming thought;


Especially if some kind of coastal plant had the dual purpose of distilling sea water and creating hydrogen...


Anyone know how hard, feasible? (any real bonus's) there would be to take existing large structures like say the Hoover dam, or Niagara Power and having them create hydrogen as well as electricty?


Not enough area for containment? Etc...I'm sure it's been pondered just curious if anyone has some logical feedback in that area of expertise - it is quite fascinating.


However something like that I do understand is quite $expensive$. As well as getting the Hydrogen into a stored solid fuel state.


Thanks for the input ^^



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Re: Water scarcity - Potable Water


Just Potable Water...


Not Salty one...






Potable water is water which is fit for consumption by humans and other animals. It is also called drinking water, in a reference to its intended use. Water may be naturally potable, as is the case with pristine springs, or it may need to be treated in order to be safe. In either instance, the safety of water is assessed with tests which look for potentially harmful contaminants.


The issue of access to potable water is very important. In developed countries, people may not put a great deal of thought into the source of their water. In many First World nations, citizens can turn on a tap for fresh, potable water which may also be enriched with things like fluoride for health. However, in developing countries, especially in Africa, a large proportion of the population does not have access to safe water.


Water which is not safe to drink can carry diseases and heavy metals. People who consume this water will become ill, and there is a risk of death. Unfortunately, even in areas where the water is known to be unsafe, people may drink it anyway, out of desperation. The lack of potable water is often accompanied by other lapses in sanitation, such as open sewers and limited garbage collection. Many of these public health issues impact the poor more than anyone else.


Water which is contaminated can be treated to turn it into potable water. Once of the easiest ways to treat water is boiling. Boiling water may not remove heavy contaminants, but it can neutralize most bacteria and viruses which may be present. Water can also be treated with chemicals such as bleach, which sometimes come in the form of tablets for field and camping use. In addition, water can be pumped through a filter to remove particulates.



end quoted @ Link to Water





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