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WATER: Prevention is better than cure

Forest of Peace would like to keep friends and followers informed about our installed Drinkwater System in ‘Kho Thai School’ (Donor Mr. Werner Schon­dorff )

The president conducted the yearly check up yesterday and remembered:
We have been campaigning for this for many years here, for

Prevention is better than cure”

Don’t forget:

Everyone should drink at least 2 liters of water per day, and if you exercise or are overweight, even more. Your blood is approximately 90% water and is responsible for transporting nutrients and energy to muscles and for taking waste from tissues.

If you are not getting enough water, your body will react by pulling it from other places, including your blood. This causes the closing of some smaller vessels, making your blood thicker, more susceptible to clotting, and harder to pump through your system. This can have serious implications in hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Recent studies have also linked the lack of water to headaches, arthritis, and heartburn.

Prevention is better than cure

At the end, the Children and teacher told the president ” Thank you for visiting us, and have a safe journey home.”

*The Forest of Peace team start thinking on it’s way: Finally the chil­dren have access to clean drink­ing water.

Waterproofing Development animation

What’s ‘Waterproofed’ development and why is it important? Watch this brilliant animation by Isobel Foulsham to learn more and then take action!

By the way

Trees using water more efficiently as atmospheric carbon dioxide rises

A study by scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Harvard University and partners suggests that trees are responding to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by becoming more efficient at using water. The study, “Increase in forest water-use efficiency as  concentrations rise,” was published on-line today in the journal Nature. Dave Hollinger, a  with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, is a co-author with lead author Trevor Keenan of Harvard University and colleagues from The Ohio State University, Indiana University, and the Institute of Meteorology and Climate in Germany.

“Working with others, the Forest Service is developing knowledge that is essential to maintaining healthy, sustainable forests in a ,” said Michael T. Rains, Director of the Northern Research Station. “We are striving to be at the forefront of delivering sound  to the public.”

Terrestrial plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, a process that is accompanied by the loss of water vapor from leaves. The ratio of water loss to carbon gain, or water-use efficiency, is a key characteristic of ecosystem function that is central to the global cycles of water, energy and carbon.
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