nearly everyone who relies on wells loses their water access during an extended power outage - and 17% of the US population has no access to a municipal water supply. You can put a pump on a very shallow well cheaply, but most wells are more than 25 feet, and that’s a solution for only a very tiny number of people. The cost of putting a manual deep well pump (only possible down to about 220 fee ... read more >>
In an effort to drive innovation in solving global water problems, a San Francisco nonprofit has launched a business plan competition for breakthrough technologies in water efficiency.
Imagine H2O is offering $50,000 in prizes for winning business plan that includes an Incubator Program.
“The winners will also receive thousands of dollars in business and legal support and access to a networ ... read more >>
There isn't an easy way to see the connection between my consumption and the water problems that have been hitting headlines.
I live in Minneapolis where I have a 24-hour water supply. I take it for granted that I will have running water whenever I need it -- for brushing my teeth, drinking, cooking or cleaning. I often forget what a luxury it is!
Living in the U.S., the connections betwee ... read more >>
A collections of 25 pictures which tell you how valuable the access to water resources is. Some of us forget what we have, simply because we never suffered from not having them. See what people do in some developing countries to obtain a bucket of water. It's sad, isn't it? ... read more >>
Emily Green, a journalist based in Los Angeles, CA, is starting the 'Chance of Rain' blog. She has quite a bit of experience and currently freelances for the Los Angeles Times and Las Vegas Sun. She will soon (June 1) have a column on dry gardening in the Times. ... read more >>
Global warming is shrinking Europe's alpine glaciers with such dramatic acceleration that Italy and Switzerland must now redraw their mountain borders, says a proposed law approved by the lower house of the Italian parliament at the end of April. ... read more >>
Dr. Ari M. Michelsen is Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso and Professor of Agricultural Economics. In this short video he discusses water rights, water values, and water markets. ... read more >>
Everyone is concerned about saving money these days, which is a good thing. But another place to think about saving -- or conserving -- at this time of year is in your garden and landscape.
Just think, how many times have you seen sprinkler systems running at full bore during a rain storm? However, clean, potable water is a commodity that should not be wasted -- regardless of the economic clim ... read more >>
The next time you buy bottled water, the group wants you to choose a non-sparkling, unflavored bottle of water in glass or clear plastic.
The group asks you to remove the entire label from the bottle, write down the name and location where you bought it, date you bought it, and your name, email and mailing address.
Send it to:
Environmental Working Group
Att. Nneka Leiba
1436 U St. ... read more >>