The Clean Water Network
The Sierra Club's Clean Water Page
|A duck victimized by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
|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
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Oil & Gas Acountability project's article on pit pollution
|Rice terraces not only conserve soil and water,
|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.