Watt Watchers of Texas: Texas is Too Good To Waste™

Water Activities

On its own, water is a necessary and precious resource. Necessary for drinking, cooking, cleaning, cooling, and other processes fundamental to life, water is a human need. However, like all other resources on Earth, water is limited. As global demand continues to rise, the availability of the water resource will not rise with it. Conservation is one way to help ensure there is enough to go around. Furthermore, energy and water are tightly linked because society uses energy for water and water for energy. Saving water is one way to save energy and vice versa.
Transporting Bottled Water

Every step involved in producing bottled water—from treating the water, making the bottles, and shipping it to its final destination—requires energy, and both the water’s quality and its location affect the amount of energy embedded in the process.

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Calculating Showers

Did you know it takes energy to run water? Water is a precious resource and wasting it not only wastes water but energy too. Reducing water waste saves water, energy, and money.

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Locating Water Resources

Groundwater availability in the United States largely depends on aquifers, geologic formations which contain sufficient saturated permeable material to release water to wells and springs. Hydrologists generally group aquifers into aquifer systems, which can be classified based on their lithology, or the material which makes up the formation.

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Water Texas Film Festival

You May be asking yourself, "Where is Water, TX?" The simple answer is ... everywhere. It isn't a farm town out west, a getaway in the Hill Country, or even an ocean-side retreat off Matagorda Bay. Water, Texas encompasses our great state, in that every community has a source of water and innumerable uses for that same water.

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Population Math

This activity uses published statistics from the global population monitors as the input for a variety of mathematical equations.

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Modeling Population Growth

The key underlying demographic trends that strain energy and water resources are population growth and economic growth. Other key trends are the impacts of global climate change and policy choices.

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