ERIC Number: ED260913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Conserving Water: The Untapped Alternative. Worldwatch Paper 67.
This report addresses the global concern of water development and stresses the need for management of the water demand. Investments in water efficiency, recycling, and conservation are recommended over conventional water supply projects for greater cost behefits and production yield. Topic areas include: (1) water use trends in major crop producing regions; (2) investments in irrigation efficiency (with explanations and analyses of gravity systems, surge irrigation, sprinkler designs, micro-methods, and pitcher techniques); (3) new cropping patterns (containing data on the effects of conservation tillage on water storage and data on water consumption rates of selected crops); (4) recycling and reuse projects (including a listing of selected sites of large-scale water reuse programs); (5) urban water conservation problems (specifying savings with water efficient household fixtures); and (6) impact factors (technology, management practices, and governmental policies). (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Natural Resources, Recycling, Technology, Water, Water Resources, World Problems
Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.