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Welcome to the International Conservation Society's Clean Water Conservation Page. Water comprises more than 70% of the earth's surface, and roughly 75% of the human body. Yet at least 40% of the world's population has an inadequate supply of clean drinking water. This latest statistic is quickly on the rise, as well.
 
The increase in overpopulation, soil pollution, runoff, inadequate sewage systems, improper waste disposal and other poor clean water conservation practices all contribute to this problem.

The Clean Water Network

The Sierra Club's Clean Water Page

A duck victimized by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
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The Prince William Sound may never be the same

Oil is also among the worst water contamination culprits. Spills endanger marine and freshwater life while improper disposal or land-based spills both contaminate our drinking water and eventually find their way into aquatic and marine ecosystems through runoff.
 
Much of this is exacerbated by the fact that oil companies refuse to compromise even a percent of their profit margins to take proper clean water conservation precautions, dispose of waste properly, or be environmentally responsible in helping maintain clean water or safe drinking water in any other way.
 
For more information on oil and drinking water click on the clean water conservation links below.

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Oil & Gas Acountability project's article on pit pollution

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Rice terraces not only conserve soil and water,
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but they are scenic marvels as well.

Irresponsible farming and soil conservation practices also contribute to the lack of available clean drinking water. In a normal watershed the roots of plants hold water in place, allowing it to filter into the aquifer.
 
When runoff occurs, however, the water goes directly into the freshwater ecosystems, along with the soil and contaminants it carries with them, contributing to the pollution and eutrophication of these systems.
 
This is particularly a problem in Asia, where many rice farmers are now abandoning traditional terracing practices and simply growing rice on flat lands, maximizing runoff. Click below to promote awareness and reform. Demand clean, safe drinking water and water conservation. Say no to water pollution.

This runoff information is about the state of Arkansas but is valid in any location.

UNESCAP's page on promoting Asian Water Conservation awareness

Guide to soil/water conservation techniques, including terracing and others.

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Indra Valley Inn,
Bukit Lawang
Near the entrance to the Gunung Leuser National Park's Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
North Sumatra, Indonesia
 
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