10 terms

GCSE sustainable water supplies

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Sustainable development
Development that meets the needs of the present without limiting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainable water supply
Meeting the present-day need for safe, reliable, and affordable water, which minimises adverse effects on the environment, whilst enabling future generations to meet their requirements.
Water conservation
The strategies needed to protect our water resources. It involves the preservation, control and development of water resources, both surface and groundwater, and prevention of pollution.
Ground water
underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
Ground water management
Involves preventing contamination of groundwater and limiting use of groundwater so that natural regeneration of groundwater can takes place.
Rainwater harvesting
the capture, diversion, and storage of rain for future beneficial use
Low flush toilets
Use less water, an example of sustainable household management of water
Grey water
waste water generated from processes such as washing dishes, bathing and laundry
Drip irrigation
a proccess by which pipes placed near plant roots drip only as much water as the plants need.
Recycling water
where water that has already been used is reclaimed and put to another use