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

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So, woirkng with local water trusts, we caeretd an incentive to do so. We pay them to leave their water in stream. That's what's hpnanipeg here. This inddavuiil has made the choice and is closing this water diversion, leaving the water in the srteam. He doesn't lose the water right, he just chooses to apply that right, or some portion of it, to the stream, instead of to the land. Because he's the senior water-rights holder, he can protect the water from other users in the stream. OK? He gets paid to leave the water in the stream.

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So, _______ with local water trusts, we _______ an incentive to do so. We pay them to leave their water in stream. That's what's _________ here. This __________ has made the choice and is closing this water diversion, leaving the water in the ______. He doesn't lose the water right, he just chooses to apply that right, or some portion of it, to the stream, instead of to the land. Because he's the senior water-rights holder, he can protect the water from other users in the stream. OK? He gets paid to leave the water in the stream.

Solution

  1. stream
  2. working
  3. individual
  4. created
  5. happening

Original Text

So, working with local water trusts, we created an incentive to do so. We pay them to leave their water in stream. That's what's happening here. This individual has made the choice and is closing this water diversion, leaving the water in the stream. He doesn't lose the water right, he just chooses to apply that right, or some portion of it, to the stream, instead of to the land. Because he's the senior water-rights holder, he can protect the water from other users in the stream. OK? He gets paid to leave the water in the stream.

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water rights 7
prickly pear 5
degraded ecosystems 4
rights holders 3
water footprint 3
water footprints 3

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senior water rights 7
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Important Words

  1. apply
  2. choice
  3. chooses
  4. closing
  5. created
  6. diversion
  7. happening
  8. holder
  9. incentive
  10. individual
  11. land
  12. leave
  13. leaving
  14. local
  15. lose
  16. paid
  17. pay
  18. portion
  19. protect
  20. senior
  21. stream
  22. trusts
  23. users
  24. water
  25. working