Last week, we introduced you to our handy-dandy alphabetical guide to terms that are important to our film and the topic it covers.  This week, let’s get through the remainder of the alphabet.

No water, no life – the Longest Straw’s slogan is a fact of life – show your support for us with #NoWaterNoLife

Owens Lake once stretched a hundred miles – but now, thanks to water diversions, it’s a dusty, empty lake bed.

Owens Lake.

Owens Lake.

Paiute, the native people who live near the LA Aqueduct, have several reservations that we’ll stop through on our journey.

Quality, not quantity is the key to saving water.  Yes, earth is abundant with oceans, lakes, and rivers, but very little of that is drinkable.

Reclamation refers to recycling un-drinkable water, by gathering rain, implementing greywater, and industrial means.

Saugus is a northern suburb of Los Angeles – it’s the last stop for the aqueduct and the first stop on our hike.

T-bones, hamburgers, and roast beef: we all love our meat, but it’s something we’ll have to give up if we want to get serious about saving water.

Urban environments almost always import their water from elsewhere, creating a modern culture of non-sustainability.

Virtual water is the “invisible” water that is used to produce whatever goods you’re consuming.

Wastewater – unfortunately, indoor plumping doesn’t differentiate between relatively clean water (like shower water) and black water (toilet water), meaning it all gets combined and disposed of as wastewater.

Xounds!  Sorry, we can’t come up with an X term.

Yosemite National Forest is famous for many reasons, but did you know that the aqueduct’s intake is near Yosemite’s eastern entrance?

Zero-Mile Mark, the start of any trail, at which point you’ve gone “zero” miles.

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