Material Flow Analysis (MFA): Water Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Material Flow Analysis (MFA): Water
A material flow analysis (MFA) of an individual's use of water in Canada.
# 41037 | 2,030 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Management) , Canadian Studies (General)

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This paper presents a material flow analysis (MFA) of one individual's water use in Toronto, Ontario, presented in the format of a scientific report. The paper reveals the results of this audit and concludes with recommendations for water use reductions and efficiency. The paper includes water audit calculations as appendices to the paper.


From the Paper:

"The natural resource of water is one of the most important resources in the world. A person can survive longer without food than they can without water. Fresh water that is drinkable is essential to human life. In many dry regions of the world like Africa there are political conflicts over control of water. The magazine WorldWatch even reports monkey's attacking workers trying to distribute water from a tanker truck in northern Kenya during a drought in 2000.
"The apparently abundant supply of water that the average urban resident in Canada is expecting to have just flow out of the tap is really an essential resource. In many places in the world it is an important resource. In many places in the world it is the difference between life and death. This is how important drinkable water is.
"Also, water is not an infinite resource. It is limited. Also, renewable water supply is only one-third of Canada's total fresh water supply. Therefore the amount of water people consume, the efficiency of their consumption and the conservation of water are all-important issues. In order to consume water efficiently and conserve water it is necessary to understand patterns of water consumption."

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