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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So how can they asddres this remaining water footprint? Remember Prickly Pear. Up until now, business water stewardship has been limited to measuring and reducing, and we're suggesting that the next step is to restore. Remember Prickly Pear. It's a broken system. You've got a disincentive to cvosnere, because if you don't use your water right, you risk losing your water right. Well, we decided to connect these two worlds — the world of the companies with their water footprints and the world of the farmers with their soienr water rights on these creeks. In some states, senior water rights holders can leave their water in the steram while legally protecting it from others, and maintaining their water right. After all, it is their waetr right, and if they want to use that water right to help the fish grow in the stream, it's their right to do so. But they have no iientnvce to do so.

Open Cloze

So how can they _______ this remaining water footprint? Remember Prickly Pear. Up until now, business water stewardship has been limited to measuring and reducing, and we're suggesting that the next step is to restore. Remember Prickly Pear. It's a broken system. You've got a disincentive to ________, because if you don't use your water right, you risk losing your water right. Well, we decided to connect these two worlds — the world of the companies with their water footprints and the world of the farmers with their ______ water rights on these creeks. In some states, senior water rights holders can leave their water in the ______ while legally protecting it from others, and maintaining their water right. After all, it is their _____ right, and if they want to use that water right to help the fish grow in the stream, it's their right to do so. But they have no _________ to do so.

Solution

  1. water
  2. incentive
  3. address
  4. senior
  5. stream
  6. conserve

Original Text

So how can they address this remaining water footprint? Remember Prickly Pear. Up until now, business water stewardship has been limited to measuring and reducing, and we're suggesting that the next step is to restore. Remember Prickly Pear. It's a broken system. You've got a disincentive to conserve, because if you don't use your water right, you risk losing your water right. Well, we decided to connect these two worlds — the world of the companies with their water footprints and the world of the farmers with their senior water rights on these creeks. In some states, senior water rights holders can leave their water in the stream while legally protecting it from others, and maintaining their water right. After all, it is their water right, and if they want to use that water right to help the fish grow in the stream, it's their right to do so. But they have no incentive to do so.

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Important Words

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  40. world
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