Conservation - Water

Water is one of the primary components of life on Earth.It makes up approximately 66% of the mass of the human body.Although 80% of the Earth is covered with water, only 3% of the total is drinkable and two-thirds of that is locked up in ice at the polar caps.That leaves just 1% of the world’s water supply available for use by all of the land-dwelling plants and animals and the human population.Water is a very valuable commodity that should be used wisely.As part of Amherst College’s commitment to conservation, the following strategies are bei