Water. All around us in the form of rain, rivers, springs, wastewater, plastic bottles. We all need and use it. But how much of it? In Austria, the approximate daily consumption of water per person is 130 liters. Only three of those are for drinking. We flush further drinkable water down the toilet, let it flow while shampooing etc. Theresa, a new member of the RadioActivism team of Radio Helsinki Graz, prepared a report on the water situation in Graz, while Mirza, Gea and Nicolas interviewed Martin Regelsberger, a researcher in the field of water. We learned about the importance of managing and storing rainwater, and the contribution of trees in the cities to the cooling effect through evaporation. Martin talks about the hot topic of the power plant on Mur river in Graz and its effects on the river. As citizens, we wondered what happens with shower and kitchen water; what effect ecological detergent has on the water purification process; and if is it safe to jump and swim in the Mur river.
Creators: Mirza, Gea, Nicolas, Theresa