Water, Water Everywhere...

Aug 28, 2019, 11:00 PM
You are very welcome to Episode 5! This month we are discussing one of the most important resources on our blue planet- WATER! Currently, 7 out of 10 people have access to clean running water globally, but this will not be the case forever. Did you know that by 2040 most of the world won’t have enough fresh water to meet demand each year? Have you ever turned on your tap and thought about where your water comes from? What would you do if it ran out? 

Water really is the source of all life, including ours, without it we would not be here. Our planet is in crisis and we need to start thinking about the importance of water on our planet and our global water consumption - so grab that cup of tea and join us as we dive into the deep end!
Survival of water - 3-4 days v’s food: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325174.php
World Economic Forum water crisis #1 global risk 2016: https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/water-and-climate-change
Sustainable Development Goals - UN Framework 
SDG 6 water & SDG 13 - Climate Action: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg13 
71% earth surface - water
WATER EXPLAINED Netflix & Vox DOC Stats  link above
97% salt water - 2% frozen fresh water - 1% freshwater Drinking
Canada v’s Kuwait- 
SnowPack ⅓ drinking water - California sierra nevada 
Oceans- how important in regulating 
The majority of radiation from the sun is absorbed by the ocean: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/climate.html 
In the last 200 years, the oceans have absorbed a third of the CO2 produced by human activities and they have also absorbed 90% of the extra heat trapped by the rising concentration of greenhouse gases: https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/how-climate-change-relates-to-oceans
Sea Level Rise:
Hindu Omarou Ibrahim- links!!!  Twitter: https://twitter.com/hindououmar?lang=en 
Stats on water global water usage (8% fresh water consumed, 22% Industry, 70% Agriculture):  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/water-scarcity-one-of-the-greatest-challenges-of-our-time/ 
Stats on water and food:  
Earth Alliance https://ealliance.org/ 


SOLUTIONS:

GLOBAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE - https://globalclimatestrike.net/
Ireland, 1.6 billlion drinking water Ireland.
½ drinking water lost to leaks in Ireland: https://www.epa.ie/livegreen/water/:
Sewage Ireland : 
Irish sea - Solution not Pollution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDvxEW4AKew
Florida Scientists, coral: 
Arctic Ice911 coating the ice with glass particles:

Resolute Marine Energy - Wave 20: https://www.resolutemarine.com/

Irish Environment Network -https://ien.ie/ 
Make Ireland Sustainable For All http://sdgsforall.ie/about-us/who-are-we/

Living Lab - Native Events https://www.nativeevents.ie/