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From the Ted Talk "Rob Harmon: How to keep rivers and streams flowing"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

This guy's measuring the water that this leaves in the stream. We then take the measured water, we divide it into thousand-gallon increments. Each increment gets a serial ubenrm and a certificate, and then the brewers and others buy those certificates as a way to return water to these degraded escomtssey. The brewers pay to restore water to the stream. It provides a simple, inexpensive and measurable way to return water to these degraded ecosystems, while giving farmers an economic choice and giving sbussseien concerned about their tearw footprints an yase way to deal with them.

#### Open Cloze

This guy's measuring the water that this leaves in the stream. We then take the measured water, we divide it into thousand-gallon increments. Each increment gets a serial ______ and a certificate, and then the brewers and others buy those certificates as a way to return water to these degraded __________. The brewers pay to restore water to the stream. It provides a simple, inexpensive and measurable way to return water to these degraded ecosystems, while giving farmers an economic choice and giving __________ concerned about their _____ footprints an ____ way to deal with them.

1. water
2. ecosystems
4. number
5. easy

#### Original Text

This guy's measuring the water that this leaves in the stream. We then take the measured water, we divide it into thousand-gallon increments. Each increment gets a serial number and a certificate, and then the brewers and others buy those certificates as a way to return water to these degraded ecosystems. The brewers pay to restore water to the stream. It provides a simple, inexpensive and measurable way to return water to these degraded ecosystems, while giving farmers an economic choice and giving businesses concerned about their water footprints an easy way to deal with them.

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water rights 7
senior water 7
prickly pear 5
water footprints 3
water footprint 3
rights holders 3

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#### Important Words

1. brewers
4. certificate
5. certificates
6. choice
7. concerned
8. deal
10. divide
11. easy
12. economic
13. ecosystems
14. farmers
15. footprints
16. giving
17. increment
18. increments
19. inexpensive
20. leaves
21. measurable
22. measured
23. measuring
24. number
25. pay
26. restore
27. return
28. serial
29. simple
30. stream
31. water