Mitigation Strategies and Solutions

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1 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions Tamra Loper May 2, 2010 SCI/275 Professor Laura Hughes
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2 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions We are going to look into the water resource, what is causing the water pollution. We are going to look into the nonliving and living factors that are part of the problem? Look at what the positive and negative impacts we as humans have on the water problem. Look at what some of the plans that are already in place to help the water resources, and come up with a plan that might help the water resource problem. Talk about how the government, societal, and global support that would help with a new water resource plan. Let begin with the water resource plan! Water is something that we can’t live without humans, animals, and the earth, water covers over 70% of the earth’s surface. According to Krantz & Kifferstein, “without the seemingly invaluable compound comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, life on Earth would be non- existent: it is essential for everything on our planet to grow and prosper.” (Introduction, Para 1). We have streams, lakes, reservoirs, groundwater, aquifers, and wells. The USGS is an organization that uses science to observe, analyze, and understand the movement and condition of surface water, and to discover and describe the location, condition, and behavior of water in the ground (USGS, 2010). The problem that we have is that we are polluting our water resources, and we need to make sure that we are able to keep them clean. We need water in everyday life just like animals, and the earth, and if we can’t make sure that it stay’s clean then we are just asking for trouble. We destroying our water resources, with all the harmful things that we let get into our water, without water plant, animals, humans, and the earth will slowly die off. There are ways that water can get pollution without the help from humans like when you put fertilizer on your grass, the rain water can wash it into a stream, which can affect the aquatic life; this is what happens with environmental changes. Nonliving and living factors that affect
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3 the water resources like abiotic factors, anoxia, autotroph, bacteria, & benthic these are just some of the nonliving and living. Abiotic factors are nonliving things in the environment including soil, water, temperature, air, light wind, and minerals. The anoxia is a lack of oxygen. Autotroph is an organism that is capable of feeding itself by using inorganic materials for nutrients, and photosynthesis as an energy or source. Bacteria are an microscopic one-celled organism, which you can find in infectious diseases. Benthic is pertaining to biogeographic region which includes bottom of a lake, sea, or ocean. There are many different pollutions that affect our water like sewage, industrial waste, oil
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