Water reuse and reclamation is vital to the continuation of healthy crop yields, maintaining clean waterways, and for human use and consumption. Combined with the unrelenting ecological changes as a result of global warming, water stress has become ever prominent in the new age of climate change. Most often covered by news and media outlets are the rising sea levels which are undoubtably a dangerous threat. There is though, another menacing water issue, not so frequently discussed and it is the quality of water consumed by residents in America’s cities and towns and used by farmers for growing the very crops that families put on their dinner table. Clean water in integral to the lives of every living person and creature on this planet so in light of many new stories covering poor water quality, such as the lead-infected water crisis in Flint, Michigan or in recent news with the city of Dayton issuing a claim against Wright Patterson Air Force Base for polluting local waterways (Turay, 2021), it begs the question: When will American’s start taking water quality seriously? It would take a large catalyst to see fast acting and reparative change to the way American’s regard waterways, which are crucially important as natural water resources are the original origin of the public’s drinking water.
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Student Papers in Local and Global Regional Economies
(2021). Protecting Ohio’s Water Quality through Wetland Remediation. .
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