This Blog will be used to explain Hydrogeology, its applications towards the environment. I will try to maintain a factual standpoint and give good information on every post I make.
This slideshow help to reiterate the importance of recycling and maintaining a clean water supply. Without a fresh water supply many ecosystems would parish and collapse. We can do our part to help int he aid of the environment. There is a lot of things we can do to help especially if we start sooner rather than later.
Water quality is a very important topic not for just hydrologists but everyone on the planet. The quality of the water can affect everything around us from the plants and animals who feed off of it for nourishment to making us sick beyond belief. We are the cause for some water issues but poor drinking water can happen naturally due to an abundance of a certain type of element in the water such as Nitrogen or Phosphorous.
This video gives a concise overview of the quality of the water around us and how we can make an impactful change in being helpful to the most important thing keeping not only us surviving but the environment around us as well.
Helping the environment is a tricky thing to do especially when we as a species need resources to flourish. However there are much more environmentally friendly ways to obtain energy and other resources than just fossil fuels. There are abundant forms of renewable energy that have not been tapped into yet. The work will be slow transitioning from where we are to where we need to go but things will pay off in the end if we start now.
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On our planet there is only so much freshwater that we can use as a source of our drinking water. The problem with such little freshwater is that only a small portion of it is accessible above ground the rest is deep underground and it needs to be siphoned out to be used. Hydrogeology is specifically for that problem it requires hard work from everyone and copious amounts of data on the site to see if it is suitable for drilling or not. A few meters could make a huge difference when it comes to drilling wells, so much so that this field of study is very important in todays world with water problems being brought up daily.
“Iron in the centre of the earth is the earth mothers heart. Her love flows into me as the iron in my blood that flows to my heart, carrying the oxygen, the mothers breath, to keep me alive. We are one. She is in me and I am in her.” © Janey Colbourne 2016
Survival is a touchy subject that can apply to a number of topics. Survival could be referring to survival of a species fighting against its environment, or it could be survival of the environment fighting against the species inhabiting it. Survival of the fittest is a common saying that can be used to defend our decision to continue fishing or hunting or using the limited resources on our planet. For me survival does not have to be so black and white, survival can be maintained with a sustainable environment without using up every last resource we have. We can work to find a way to survive on this planet with the species left on this planet. As humans we would have to consume less and give more to benefit the survival of not only us but our planet and every other animal that co exists with us. Survival is tough without reducing the numbers of resources around us. Such as reducing the number of trees in an area to make room for housing. Wiping out an ecosystem to open up room for a shopping mall. We as a race would have to work together to preserve the life that exists all around us. Survival of the fittest could not be restricted to only one species but instead our entire planet if enough work was put in. Our whole planet could be the fittest as we push the boundaries of what we know and explore outwards into space. However in order to get to that point we as a planet have to work together to make it that far.