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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Water:Water conservation

  • Water conservation is the management of water resources in ways that prevent them from pollution.
  • It includes all the policies, strategies and activities made to sustainably manage the natural resource fresh water.
  • It also involves strategies to protect the water environment and to meet the current and future human demand.
  • Population, household size, and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used.
  • Building dams to harness run off for future use.
  • Fencing off wetlands that is vleis and springs to prevent animals compacting the soils around these water sponges.
  • Collecting water from roofs and dwalas and storing it in tanks for future use.
  • Reducing consumption of water by controlling the rate of population growth to match the natural replenishing rate of water.
  • Desalinization of sea water for human consumption and industrial use. (This operation is quite costly).

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