How to Save the World’s Water: The New Rules
AUSTIN, Texas — It’s the ultimate sportsman’s game, but how many sportsmen will go out and make a killing by selling their bodies of water for a few dollars?
The answer is probably not many.
But that hasn’t stopped some folks from doing just that.
The problem is, water is an increasingly scarce resource in the U.S., and water sports have exploded in popularity since the early 1900s.
There are more than 100 million people living in the United States, and most of them have access to at least one or more lakes or streams.
It’s also becoming increasingly popular to take part in water sports in places like the Great Lakes region, where thousands of people participate in the annual summer festival known as the Lake Erie Super Bowl.
And now, experts say, they’re seeing more and more water sports taking place.
“I think we’ve seen a really strong increase in interest in water and its related sports in the last 10 years,” says Mark Pugh, a professor of environmental management at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of The Great Lakes Water Sports Challenge: The Ultimate Challenge.
For many people, water sports are a way to add an element of risk to their life.
Some of them are more of a physical sport than a sportsmanlike one, where a person would put their body at risk.
But many others are more about bonding with others in the same boat, to build camaraderie.
Pugh’s book explores what these sports are, and what they offer, in an effort to better understand what makes them popular.
And he’s been studying these sports for the past 20 years.
“People come here to play water sports because they enjoy the excitement of competing in water,” he says.
“They’re drawn to the idea of playing a sport that is really dangerous and that has no reward.”
Pugh has studied the growth of water sports across the U