Extended Abstract Oral Presentation ref: 564International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
Environmental and Ecological solutions 21
Author: Garry de la Pomerai
Substantive sections: Prof. Yuri Tkachenko
Organisation: VVSC FZ LLC UAE
S O LUZI O
Organisation: Magnetic Technologies LLC UAE
this environmental and ecological scientific solution requires background for us to appreciate the present and future
challenges that humanity faces using our most precious resource ‘Water’.
“Water security (whether it be the challenge of too little water over long periods of time, or too much water all at once) is
one of themost tangible and fastest-growing social, political and economic challenges faced today. It is also a fast-unfolding environmental crisis. In every sector, the demand for water is expected to increase and analysis suggests that the world will face a 40% global shortfall
between forecast demand and available supply by 2030” [World Economic Forum website 2012]
“The Water Resources Group addresses one of the most important and urgent issues today. The biggest part of
freshwater withdrawn is being used for agriculture. If we continue overusing this valuable and scarce resource the way we
do today, a major food crisis will become inevitable.”
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: Chairman of the Water Resources Group]
It is established that 97.5% of all water on Earth is salt water, leaving only 2.5% as fresh water . Nearly 70% of that fresh water is frozenin the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland; most of the remainder is present as soil moisture, or lies in deep underground aquifers asgroundwater not accessible to human use. Less than 1% of the world's fresh water (approximately 0.007% of all water on earth) isaccessible for direct human uses. This is the water found in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and those underground sources that are shallowenough to be tapped at an affordable cost. Only this amount is regularly renewed by rain and snowfall, and is therefore available on asustainable basis.
[Human Appropriation of the World's Fresh Water Supply]
There is not a day that we do not encounter water personally in its many forms, from drinking liquids, to healthcare and sanitary tobreathing the air around us which contains approximately at any one time the same amount of water as all usable annual run off.Agriculture is responsible for (upto) 86 % of the total water used regionally. In Asia it accounts for 86% of total annual waterwithdrawal, compared with 49% in North and Central America and 38% in Europe. Rice growing, in particular, is a heavy consumer of water: it takes some 5000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of rice. Compared with other crops, rice production is less efficient in the way ituses water. Wheat, for example, consumes 4000 m3/ha, while rice consumes (almost double) 7650 m3/ha.
With an average of 360,000 metric tons
produced annually of both crops, rice production uses almost twice the amount of fresh water,this offers an indication where a prioritization should be aimed and even within the modern environmentalist approach to energyproduction there is a cost, as it takes between 1,000 and 4,000 litres of water to produce a single litre of biofuel
By approximate calculation, only 10% of the consumed fresh water is used domestically, of which
is drinkable water but only afraction is physically consumed by humans as drinking water. If we consider that in excess of 25% of drinking water is wasted enroute tothe tap and over 40% of agricultural fresh water needs are wasted enroute to irrigation systems and most bizarrely nearly a quarter of thedomestic supply of
‘fresh drinking water’ is used to flush our toilets.
2. THE OBJECTIVES
2.1 The Challenge:
Our approach to the management and use of drinking water is presently unsustainable and when the World
Economic Forum quotes that “
analysis suggests that the world will face a 40% global shortfall between forecast demand and available
supply by 2030”,
which is only 18 years from now, it becomes essential that we look at all potential contributory solutions to overcome
an inevitable global disaster with conflicts erupting, inviting the ‘Quantum of Solace’ scenario
with water valued in many locationshigher than gold, generating human depravation and suffering on a scale not yet experienced.
2.2 The Solution:
The bizarre fact is that ‘mother earth’ already holds the solution within its’ ‘magnetism’,
evolved over billions of years, occasionally realigning, dismissed by ma
ny as a ‘street traders gimmick’
, although embraced within many cultures for millennia inth
e form of ‘ley lines’
. Modern civilization has only just begun in the last millennium to scientifically scratch the surface of understanding how to use and incorporate magnetism into every day life in such as the navigational compass and even more recentlyduring the past 60years researched how to apply it to the many challenges that we are beginning to encounter within our fragile anddeteriorating environment. It is it
application applied to the vital
resource ‘Water’ and management
process that offers solutions to oneof the most critical resource challenges that mankind faces, in conjunction with waste management and water pollution mitigation.This is potentially the most miraculous science on earth which provides the chemical free solutions in almost every field of life, whichinclude Drinking Water Treatment, Desalination of soil, use of salty water for Irrigation, treatment of low quality of Seeds to enhanceagriculture yield, the maximising of hydroponics, the Enhancing of managed rainfall, Human Health benefits, fuel and energy saving,and addresses pollution in water, air and ground.
2.3 The Targets:
Drought pacification includes rain making systems, marginal land crop production enhancement and saltwaterirrigation, all which were futuristic terminologies until the 21
century. Thanks to a group of scientists based within UAE, many of
today’s environmental and humanitarian challenges can now be addressed using state of the art molecular restructuring of wate
r, withnumerous benefits. A clear cloudless sky is truly a colossal storehouse for huge supplies of fresh water, although it is a mistake to preachthat the atmospheric vapours are supposedly a distillate, the atmospheric water conversely holds a great deal of numerous chemicals, vitalfor plants.
However it’s the nutrients within brackish salt water when modified to enable absorption by plants that offers the biggest
potential, remembering that presently agriculture is responsible for using the large majority of our fresh water resource.