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Know Your H2O is a broad program designed to educate people on the link between freshwater management issues and the impact on our oceans, waves, and beaches. We advocate for practical and environmentally sound solutions.

In San Diego, our water travels thousands of miles through canals and pipelines before reaching our homes and businesses. Due to persistent drought, growing population and legislation, less water will be delivered from these sources in the future. Many rivers near the coast have been paved over, and nearly all storm drainpipes empty into our oceans, instead of replenishing our groundwater. This dumps animal waste, pesticides, fertilizers, oil and pollution from our cars and roads, plastics and anything else in our watersheds and ultimately into the ocean.  This is not what Mother Nature intended, and our bad habits are creating big problems for our oceans, waves and beaches.

Through conservation, using climate-appropriate plants, permeable pavement, capturing and reusing “waste” water, and Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR), we can reduce water pollution in the ocean AND improve our drinking water supply.  Learn more and see our vision for the future of water management by watching our film, The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water.

Because the program tackles such a large subject, there are many areas of concentration that warrant their own campaigns and programs including our Desal Litigation Campaign, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Blue Water Task Force, and Kids for Clean Water.

We also now do graywater tours, and how to classes with San Diego’s best graywater expert, Brook Sarson. Contact Brook directly to see when her next class is.

Check out this video from our Water Scarcity Forum with Dr. David Zetland.  Also, be sure to check out Dr.Zetland’s website Aguanomics.

If you have gotten sick from being in the ocean, please submit an Ocean Illness Report.

For more information contact us at water@surfridersd.org.

 
 
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