Most people do not know how much it costs us - in water - to pump gas into our vehicles. The water cost is enormous and as water becomes the next 'gold' for this earth, it is frightening that we are currently using so much water for every gallon of fuel - in fact: 13 gallons for every gallon of fuel.
More and more water is necessary to supply en [Read More]
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What do you consider to be the biggest water challenges facing the world today?
These are my top 3 water challenges I see for us – do you agree?
Firstly - how to reduce costs to do with treating waste water. Industry is a massive creator of wastewater and although it’s treated, effectively it’s just another form of waste created in the [Read More]
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Get your copy of the US EPA Water Reuse Guidelines 2012
The US Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just released its 2012 Water Reuse Guidelines. If you're up for a bit of light reading (642 pages!) you might care to download the PDF at:
http://www.waterreuseguidelines.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8& [Read More]
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Water or rather the lack of it is always in the news and that is just about everywhere in the world. The International Year of Water Cooperation in 2013 was declared by the United Nations General Assembly back in December 2010. A day has been dedicated for the 2013 World Water Day and that will be 22 March 2013 with the them for Water Cooperation.
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Before your next caffeine fix...
First it was reports of birth control in the water. Then came reports of a veritable salad of contaminants including antibiotics, mood stabilizers, sex hormones and now… caffeine?
A study done by hydrologists and marine biologists at Portland State University found that the coastal waters of Oregon, especial [Read More]
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Is it a fashion accessory or is it because of necessity of health that many of us walk around all day with bottled drinking water - even in a 'developed country'. Whatever it is, bottled drinking water is worth billions of dollars around the world. And the take up rate is growing daily. Just in case you were wondering who the biggest guzzlers of [Read More]
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And You Thought Estrogens and Menopause was BAD...
A recent report has shown that wastewater from large dairy farms contains significant concentrations of estrogenic hormones. Now that's bad news as these hormones can persist for months and years and in the absence of oxygen, the estrogens rapidly convert from one form to another. This effective [Read More]
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Did you know World Water Week for 2012 is just about with us?
Yes - this annual event is being held from 26-31 August 2012 and Stockholm will once again be hosting it. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.
World Water [Read More]
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While you were out you might have missed this moment in history. A couple of days ago the United States declared a natural disaster in more than 1,000 drought-stricken counties in 26 states. Did you know you have 'officially' had your county declared a natural disaster? There wasn't much fanfare from what I could see. I wonder why. So m [Read More]
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I came across this interesting report by a CNN contributor about how wind turbines, one of the 'regular' renewable energy stalwarts, can seemingly create water from thin air. Here's part of the report below.
Eole Water claims to have successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000, an appliance that can ma [Read More]
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