Water Shortage OR Brain Shortage?!

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All kidding aside though, I realize that the water shortages are mainly due to climate change but we can always help in reducing the effects of water shortages to some extent.

Some solutions are very simple:
1. Take shorter baths. Do you really need to shower for 45 minutes? 15 minute baths should be enough don’t you think? (Unless you were mud wrestling, and in that case PLEASE be free to use all the water you want)
2. Don’t let your building’s concierge hose down the side-walk with water! Let him clean it using his broom.
3. Grass and flowers DO NOT need to be watered EVERY DAY with gallons upon gallons of water! Every other day should be more than enough.

Alright, that’s enough ranting from me! Have a wonderful Friday! 🙂


About Sareen

A software developer who loves to draw cartoons!
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11 Responses to Water Shortage OR Brain Shortage?!

  1. Mehdi Rifai says:

    Actually, both grass and flowers are inefficient plants that take too much water and yield too little oxygen and toxin filtration from the air. Rubber plants and bushes give far more oxygen and take a lot less water. Also, certain weeping tiles also improve water distribution while using less water, far better than spraying or sprinkling your yard. It’s the same theory as snow offering better water reserves than rain: snow is a slow and steady feed to the water supply, while rain is so fast and flashy the ground doesn’t have time to absorb all the water. A little yard redesigning can save a lot of water and increase environmental yield. Ta-dan!

  2. Simon says:

    Sweeeeeet! this is too funny 🙂
    Loved every bit of it. luv ur work Sareen.

    Here in Sydney, the state government has just lifted the water restrictions coz luckily we had good rain this winter 🙂 The damns went as low as 15% capacity, but now are sitting at around 80%.

    Lebanon’s problem is different, I don’t think it’s got anything to do with climate change. It’s more to do with the government mismanaging distribution of water. All lack of services in Lebanon whether it’s water, gas, electricity has to do with corruption.
    but until that is solved, if it’ll ever be solved, showing restriction is a great way to make a difference.

    • Thank you so much Simon! Unfortunately what you’re saying is very true. As mentioned in other comments, the problems in Lebanon is due to poor irrigation systems along with the reasons you are mentioning yourself. Keep reading!

  3. Posky says:

    I like that you followed up a funny comic with actual advice. Good tips too. I thought stuff like that was common knowledge but some people just aren’t in the know.

  4. jbabb says:

    Great tips, and really funny comic. Keep up the good work!

  5. Basem says:

    loved the mud wrestling thought 😛

  6. Sareen,
    That was another well done comment on another sad aspect of what is going on in Lebanon. My only partial disagreement is with the earlier part of your statement which seems to lay all the blame on mother nature. Climate change does play a role but the problem in Lebanon is fundamentally that of mismanagement by the state as well as the fact that there are too many of us. Savings by individuals should be encouraged but that would never amount to much since the major use of water resources is agriculture whose irrigation methodolgies are antiquated and archaic. Keep up the good work.

    • Actually that’s very true. I tried not to blame the government too much so that people would feel like they can make a difference (a slight difference but a difference nonetheless). I would also add one more cause to the problem alongside with the one you mentioned above, and that is the illegal creation of water wells for buildings. We keep hearing that all these buildings have their own “bir” or water well but that is very wrong and is also another factor contributing to our water problems.

      Thanks Ghassan for your kind words!

  7. Liliane says:

    wow awesome you should repost this on october 15, for Blog Action Day, as this year’s topic is Water!!


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