As much as 80 percent of the water used in

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as much as 80 percent of the water used in agriculture evaporates.
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Conservation! Drip irrigation systems deliver small amounts of water directly to plant roots by using perforated tubing.
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Industrial Most of the water that is used in industry is used to cool power plants. Surface water is pumped through pipes in a cooling tower, then back to the water body
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Solutions for the future In some places, conservation alone is not enough to prevent water shortages, and as populations grow, other sources of fresh water need to be developed. Two possible solutions are: Desalination Transporting Fresh Water
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Desalination Desalination is the process of removing salt from ocean water. Salt water is heated to collect the fresh water that evaporates, or the water can be filtered. The process consumes a lot of energy, making it very expensive
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Transportation Water can be transported to dry regions of the world. This solution is also being considered in the United States, where almost half of the available fresh water is in Alaska.
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Water Conservation and YOU
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