<P>Further information: European Commissions water scarcity & droughts page: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/quantity/scarcityen.htm European Drought Observatory: http://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/php/index.php?action=view&id=2 European Environment Agency: http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/water Sources for the Did you know… section: http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=? les/home http://www.eea.europa.eu/articles/the-water-we-eat http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2010:0228:FIN:EN:PDF http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/quantity/pdf/execsummary.pdf Recent studies have found that much more could be done to cut water use in the EU. Europe could cut its overall consumption by some 40. A lot of water is wasted. New technologies, improved irrigation management, drought- resistant crops and water recycling in factories could save up to 40 in the agricultural and industrial sectors. Some cities could save 50 of their water by repairing leaks in public supply networks. In the home, water-saving devices and more e? cient household appliances could make a big di? erence, coupled with a more careful approach by consumers. Extending the Eco-design Directive to domestic water-saving devices could reduce total EU public water consumption by 19.6. KH-30-09-180-EN-D Improving drought risk management through comprehensive plans with mapping and warning systems. After exhausting all water-saving measures, several Member States may have had to develop alternative water supply infrastructures to tackle water scarcity problems in river basins, such as extending desalination plants or importing fresh water. Water-e? cient technologies: encouraging research and reducing water consumption and wastage. Fostering a water-saving culture: information, education and training to raise awareness among both businesses and consumers. Creating a balance between developing a competitive tourist industry and respecting environmental issues. This requires better environmental management by tourism companies, coupled with higher awareness among visitors themselves. The EU o? ers funding to support green tourism networks, and is examining core indicators for sustainable tourism development. Fact 5: You can help too! When it comes to saving water, there are lots of things we can do around the home, or as consumers, to save on water consumption and conserve supplies. Here are a few ideas: About one-third of water for domestic use goes down the toilet, literally. Use the short ? ush whenever possible, or reduce the toilet cistern capacity. Collect rainwater for the garden and for washing the car. This can save up to 50 of household water. Take showers rather than baths, and do not leave the water running when brushing teeth or cleaning dishes. Dont ? ll your kettle – just boil the amount of water you need. Check taps and pipes for drips and leaks, and ? t spray taps that reduce the ? ow. Use the economy cycle and wait for a full load of clothes in the washing machine or dishes in the dish washer. Use a bucket when cleaning outdoors instead of a hosepipe. In your garden, use watering cans or trigger nozzles on hoses to irrigate only those areas that need it. Use bottled water sparingly: in Europe, tap water is safe to drink. On holiday, reduce hotel laundry by using towels and sheets several times. Printed on recycled paper that has been awarded the EU Ecolabel for graphic paper (www.ecolabel.eu) © iStockphoto htm © European Union, 2010 Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1577/ibbmbyhcp/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1577/ibbmbyhcp/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1577/ibbmbyhcp/3/3/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1577/ibbmbyhcp/4/4/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publications/1577/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>

 

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