Conserve Water Interactives

Water is the basis of all life on Earth. Treating and managing water in a sustainable and integrated way helps maintain water quantity and quality for a variety of uses, including agriculture. To help farmers produce food for growing populations, scientists are working on new techniques for water reuse and exploring nontraditional irrigation water sources.

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Water Sampling Water Testing
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Water Sampling Interactive

Learn how to sample water at various locations, for later analysis in a lab. Water sampling is commonly done on water used for irrigation.

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Water Testing Interactive

Learn how to do laboratory testing for E. coli, an indicator species for fecal contamination. Water for irrigation is commonly tested for E. coli and other pathogens.

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