Vast Freshwater Reserve is Found Under Ocean Floor

kind2creatures

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Vast freshwater reserves have been discovered under the ocean floor which scientists believe could sustain future generations.

Australian researchers claim to have found 500,000 cubic kilometres (120,000 cubic miles) of freshwater buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

The discovery comes as United Nations estimates suggest water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of the population of the world over the last century.



Australian researchers have discovered vast freshwater reserves beneath the seabed on continental shelves


Lead author Vincent Post, from Flinders University, said: ‘The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we've extracted from the Earth's sub-surface in the past century since 1900.

‘Freshwater on our planet is increasingly under stress and strain so the discovery of significant new stores off the coast is very exciting.'

FULL STORY: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2519911/Vast-freshwater-reserves-discovered-ocean-floor-supply-future-generations.html
 

Cookie

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Exciting news!! :D
Our water supply has been an issue I've been rather concerned about over the past several years.
 

ozzie

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That is really good news,Australia has a huge underground water basin as well,covering most of Australia.
 

Solstice Goat

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Hard to imagine how a planet that is 75% water somehow runs out of water. If I was truly worried, I would get a rain barrel and a portable hiking filter.

Oh wait, I'm not worried and I DO have a rain barrel and a portable hiking filter. ;)
 

jfh

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=If I was truly worried, I would get a rain barrel and a portable hiking filter.=
Only thing missing in my area, central TX, is rain. Reservoir diminishing. Population booming in the Austin / Round Rock area.

And poor California.
 

Solstice Goat

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And poor California.
Man, no kidding! Seems the fires come before the rain. :(

Only thing missing in my area, central TX, is rain. Reservoir diminishing. Population booming in the Austin / Round Rock area.

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My buddy in Az. belongs to a neighborhood well co-op. His dad lives up the street and chooses to get delivery instead. The delivery is far better water than my local municipality sells me, and priced about the same, too. Go figure.

http://texasbulkwaterdelivery.com/




Hill Country


  • The Texas Hill Country is found in Central Texas and consists of rolling to hilly grasslands. Average rainfall in this area is between 15 and 34 inches per year.

Texas Plains


  • Much of the South Texas Plains is covered with dry grasses and thorny bushes like mesquite. Average rainfall in this region is 20 to 32 inches per year, but net evaporation rates are quite high in the summer months. Average rainfall in the Panhandle Plains region is 15 to 28 inches per year.

Big Bend Country


  • In Big Bend Country, you will find extremes in climate and temperature. The average rainfall for this region is 8 to 20 inches with extremely high net evaporation rates.




Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7198561_average-rainfall-texas.html#ixzz2sP6DhHz6


If I lived in an arid climate, you can bet I would harvest all the rainwater I could and also set up a gray water irrigation system.
 

Cookie

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Hard to imagine how a planet that is 75% water somehow runs out of water.
I know, right?!!
Problem is..
Ninety-eight percent of the water on the planet is in the oceans, and therefore is unusable for drinking because of the salt. About 2 percent of the planet's water is fresh, but 1.6 percent of the planet's water is locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers. Another 0.36 percent is found underground in aquifers and wells. Only about 0.036 percent of the planet's total water supply is found in lakes and rivers. That's still thousands of trillions of gallons, but it's a very small amount compared to all the water available.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/question157.htm


.... unfortunately, many lakes & rivers are polluted.
 

Solstice Goat

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Cookie

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My tap water is more polluted than the local stream, but there is R/O filtration for that little inconvenience. :cool:

Home R/O

The below is used on ships and in the Middle East

Industrial de-salinization

In my view, the whole water shortage is just more Agenda 21.

The Home R/O may have to eventually become as standard as a water heater in homes. So you have that?

I need to read through the next two links as I don't want to just skim (need to go shovel again)

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US Drinking Water Supply - Health Concerns and Threats

https://www.natmedtalk.com/showthread.php?t=27892


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Cookie

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Goat,
You wouldn't believe where your post has brought me lol
One thing leads to another, to another.. it's been great.
Still goin' at it too :p
 

saved1986

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If Nestle doesn't, it's because their accountant is out sick, or their politicians are holding out for more. :shock:
They own everything else you consume. When u go to applebees or Fridays or olive garden etc, the food is made in a nestle plant and then nuked and brought out to you.
 

Solstice Goat

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They own everything else you consume. When u go to applebees or Fridays or olive garden etc, the food is made in a nestle plant and then nuked and brought out to you.

I wouldn't put that poison in my body for love nor money. Besides, it doesn't even taste good according to folks I know who get forced to eat there for business meetings.

I recently gave away a $100 gift card to Olive Garden that was given to me as a work bonus. I have a friend who eats lunch at McDonald's regularly and was happy to receive it.

Anybody who hasn't been boycotting Nestle since the 80's hasn't been paying attention. :shock:
 

Solstice Goat

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Goat,
You wouldn't believe where your post has brought me lol
One thing leads to another, to another.. it's been great.
Still goin' at it too :p

Cousin Tony in Toronto tipped me off to the Agenda 21 thing. Had no idea until I looked into it further. My naive brain couldn't imagine why anyone would want to turn over the sovereignty of their nation to another entity , and then it dawned on my; They're all vain enough to believe THEY will be the leader. :lol:
 


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