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    Amen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick Carl View Post
    GW people are pointing the finger at us. You are too- under the guise of water management.

    Different song - same dance..
    Yeah, cuz like, water mismanagement isn't a real problem.
    Yeah, dude, you just want to point your finger at someone.

    You're pretty quick, Carl.
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    I blame water heaters...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Following this line of thinking, the net result should be that aquifers and other groundwater resources are replenished. But this is not the case.

    Groundwater usage is increasing around the world. Most water is wasted. I think the net result is that fresh water becomes saltwater much faster than saltwater becomes fresh water.

    If we start desalinating more water, this problem can be diminished. Other countries depend on desalinated water as a major or primary source of fresh water. All we need to do is emulate them.
    Maybe the solution is to use salt water where fresh water isn't really necessary, such as flushing toilets? (Albeit probably only practical for commercial and apartment buildings, not individual houses.) The challenge of making all the plumbing corrosion resistant is a lot easier now that most of the pipes are plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiHaoMike View Post
    Maybe the solution is to use salt water where fresh water isn't really necessary, such as flushing toilets? (Albeit probably only practical for commercial and apartment buildings, not individual houses.) The challenge of making all the plumbing corrosion resistant is a lot easier now that most of the pipes are plastic.
    Aha! What a great idea.

    Well, maybe not, on second thought.

    I wonder if water treatment facilities can handle salt water. And where would the salt water go from there? Back to the ocean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Yeah, cuz like, water mismanagement isn't a real problem.
    Yeah, dude, you just want to point your finger at someone.

    You're pretty quick, Carl.
    Dude- you're the one pointing fingers. You blame drought and forest fires on lack of water management??

    And you dismiss the sun.

    Uuh, without the sun, there is no global warming at all. period..

    Space is very cold. Hot goes to cold very fast. Shut the sun off and everything dies.

    Then you'll probably suggest Ice management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick Carl View Post
    Dude- you're the one pointing fingers.
    I was mimicking you, not accusing you.
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    California considers rules for making seawater drinkable amid drought

    Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a fourth year.

    http://news.yahoo.com/california-con...175150790.html
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    I think there is a lot of push back against desalination plants because the environmental lobby doesn't like how much electricity it takes to run them.
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    Sodium battery contains solution to water desalination

    http://www.gizmag.com/sodium-battery...ination/41683/
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    Funny how we are both scared of running out of water and rising sea levels at the same time.


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    Engineer a plague (or war) to rid the world of a few billion people and you wont have to worry about water/distribution problems. Anything else is just kicking the can down the road.

    Humanity has reached an unsustainable point, be it food, the land to grow the food, and water.

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