by Jennifer Wemhoff, The Groundwater Foundation
It’s football season once again, and fans all over the nation are getting ready for crisp autumn days, tailgates, fight songs, and touchdowns.
In honor of the upcoming season, let’s relate some football terms to groundwater and the work we do:
Pre-game warm up: The planning done by communities prior to implementing a wellhead protection plan or other groundwater protection effort.
Coaching: The leadership of community stakeholders to make groundwater protection and education a priority, and the education efforts to help people understand the value of groundwater.
Offense: Being proactive about groundwater protection and education, rather than waiting for a problem.
Defense: Putting protection measures in place to ensure our groundwater is protected from potential contamination threats.
Interception: When a protective measure does its job and prevents a contamination event from occurring.
Triple option: The numerous choices we have when it comes to protecting our groundwater.
First down: An important step in moving towards sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations.
Touchdown: The “aha” moment when someone understands how important groundwater is to their everyday lives and to the future.
Victory: A world with sustainable, clean groundwater where everyone understands how it impacts their life and acts responsibly and responsively on its behalf.
This season, we can all work towards Guarding Our Beneficial, Important Groundwater Resources Every Day!