In order to understand any problem well enough to develop an effective strategy that our communities can implement in hopes of achieving a solution it is necessary that as much information as possible pertaining to Our Water Problem be collected and then properly analyzed.
SO WHO DOES THIS FOR TEXANS?
The TWDB was created in 1957. The following excerpt is from the TWDB website and can be found at:
About the Texas Water Development Board
"The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to provide leadership, information, education, and support for planning, financial assistance, and outreach for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Our mission is a vital part of Texas' overall vision and the state's mission and goals that relate to maintaining the viability of the state's natural resources, health, and economic development."
The USGS is another reputable source of Water Data & Information
The Texas Water Development Board also provides a Water Data for Texas site that offers valid information in an interactive format.
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Region C is the area that is home to The Green Miyagi & our customers, and this is where we provide our mobile auto detailing and waterless car wash services. Because it is our home & home to our children, family, and friends this is the area that we are focused on providing benefits for regarding water conservation and education.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
"Passion provides purpose, but data drives decisions."
"Experts often possess more data than judgment."
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Our water situation may very well be the very most important environmental and social issue worthy of our acute awareness, and of our deliberate corrective actions. We all know how critical water is to the existence of all life on Earth including each one of our lives and the lives & livelihoods of the people we love. This is as true for Grayson County, Texas as it is anywhere else on the planet.
This is why we must give it our undivided & collective attention!
A critical session in water discipline:
1. Notice that we already project a potential water shortage or water need as soon as 2020.
2. In just 10 years this water need increases tenfold to 8,106 acre-feet/year. For perspective today's middle school students have ten times more of a water problem to deal with when they graduate college than they do now!
3. Data given can always be an underestimate given the increasing unpredictability of the environment due to the new much more concerning information on climate change reported within the last year. There is no guarantee that things will not be worse than we currently predict!
4. Notice the bottom column Strategy Supplies that shows acre-feet/year that is to cover projected shortages.
The water deficit being covered depends on our strategy:
A) being correct, but also depends on if
B) We execute them correctly as a population as a whole. It requires a collective effort from each one of us succeeding in our own individual efforts of water conservation!
5. It is unavoidable that we must act, and be ready to reevaluate our strategy to mitigate this growing problem. This will not occur without proper awareness and execution!
6. In addition to awareness the situation requires a sense of urgency & nowness from all of us.
The good news is that we offer part of the solution, and it's one that everyone of us can potentially participate in and contribute to.
D O Y O U C A R E A B O U T T H E S E T H I N G S ?
I care about these things because we are handing it down to not only my daughter and her siblings, but certainly also down to many of your children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren as well. More importantly to the current reader is the fact that it may be YOU inheriting these environmental and economic problems we now know will result if water needs remain unmet because today's human consumers did not change their water behaviors enough to prevent their otherwise certain occurrence.
"More and more businesses are seeing the potential of a more sustainable business model, driven both by the firm belief that business can be a force for good and by the realization that the cost of inaction often exceeds the cost of action - notably when it comes to the growing threat of climate change and water scarcity". -Paul Polman