Speaking Point: Our ability to receive water is dwindling even though our supply of water remains constant. Water’s relationship to the Earth is not stationary and the places it can be found are constantly changing. Additionally, contamination diminishes our access to clean water. While all contaminated water can be recovered, we must acknowledge that the process takes work.
Speaking Point: Within a household, distillation is the easiest way to clean water. In places where water is not provided through the municipality, holding tanks are necessary. Holding tanks are also useful so that farmers can catch and harvest rainwater as their own, independent water source.
Speaking Point: 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water.
Speaking Point: Filtered water varies greatly in quality depending on the individual device used. Reverse osmosis is one of the better filtration techniques, which only allows certain sized molecules through, filtering out most yeast, bacteria, viruses, and molds.
Speaking Point: Distillation is not recommended without adding minerals back into the water. Minerals can be added to distilled water by adding Himalayan crystal salt at a ratio of one half tsp per gallon or 1-3 grams for 10 to 12 oz.
Speaking Point: We are dependent on water, it is not dependent on us, and thus we have to be conscious of water use. Sourcing one’s own water increases awareness of use, whereas when larger municipalities provide water there is an unnatural connection between us and our water use. People get used to doing things that are not sustainable, but when individuals change their habits, eventually the practices of entire societies change.
Speaking Point: Lack of clean water is affecting agriculture on a global scale. The moisture and the pH in soil determine the soil health and ultimately the value of farmland. Lack of water or use of contaminated water will not provide high quality crop yield.
Speaking Point: Sustainable farming practices can prevent millions of gallons of water from being unnecessarily wasted. Multi-cropping requires less water and keeps important microorganisms that contribute to the soil’s receptivity of water. Higher quality soil that is more receptive to water will require less quantity. For household gardens, composting improves water receptivity of soil.
Speaking Point: Restructuring water is a scientific way to improve the relationship between water and soil. Rotation mineralization is a biochemical process that has been used in Japan for centuries to change the molecular structure of the water.