wk 6 Water Resource Sustainability Plan Essay

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Water Resource Sustainability
Plan
Brittney Scarborough
SCI/ 275
February 15, 2015
University of Phoenix

Main Challenges
Urban

Development
Agriculture
pollution
Climate
Change

Impact on the Grand River
Logging
Farming
Livestock

Manure
Sewage
Overflows http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/portl Impact on Human Health
Eating Contaminated Fish
Dangerous Pathogens
Iron

http://www.silverspoon.co.uk/good-health

Impacts on Plants and
Wildlife
Dams
Death of

Fish
Destroye
d
Wetlands

http://www.remaxmichigan.com/westmi/communities

Time to Clean Up!
Plant Trees
Protect Wetlands
Reduce use of

http://gradeatree.com/benefits-ofplanting-trees-in-your-yard/

Fertilizers
Inspect Septic
Tanks
Conserve Water

Prevention:
Watershed Management Plan
Byproduct Synergy Program
Clean Sweep Program

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/depart ments Stakeholders
Michigan Organic Farm and Food Alliance
Ionia Conservation District
Michigan Department of Environmental

Quality: Water Resource Division

Government Policy

Natural Resources and

Environmental
Protection Act
Michigan Environmental
Rules

Summary:
The main challenges are: Urban Development

Agriculture pollution, Climate Change
Impacts on Grand River: Logging, Farming,
Livestock Manure, Sewage Overflows
 Affects on human health, plant and wildlife
How to clean up: Plant Trees, Protect Wetlands,
Reduce fertilizers, Inspect Septic Tanks,
Conserve Water
Prevention Programs
Stakeholders
Government Policies

References:
Climate Change and Freshwater

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