About the Journal

Although the earth is rich in water, only one percent is liquid fresh water, the form we require for our highest priority needs. The demands on this liquid fresh water are growing, and many scientists feel that a future shortage of fresh water will be eminent. Water conservation and management emphasizes water quality protection, a growing area of employment and environmental concern. Water conservation and management encompasses the policies, strategies and activities made to manage water as a sustainable resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future human demand. Population, household size, and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change will increase pressures on natural water resources especially in industrial and agriculture.

Better water conservation and management has economic benefits and helps protect the environment. The more water you use, the more you pay for water and sewer service on a municipal water and sewer system. Excessive water use can overload both individual septic systems and municipal sewer systems, thereby resulting in untreated sewage contamination of fresh water supplies. Water conservation can extend the useful life of both community and individual household sewer systems. Excessive withdrawals of ground water can lead to salt water intrusion, a subtle environmental impact with long-lasting effects. These areas are usually associated with large population centers or agriculture, where water use is high. Agriculture is our most essential industry, but it is also our largest consumer of fresh water. Water conservation and management will become bigger issues for agriculture and metropolitan areas as they compete for limited fresh water resources in the future. Water Conservation & Management (WCM) is a collaborated publishing project under VOLKSON PRESS and Zibeline International.