Visions of Water, Visions of Life: ECAG in Kenya

Gibson and Kids

This is the second interview for the series Visions of Water, Visions of Life. Today’s interview is with Gibson Munanga. He is the director of an organization called Environmental Community Assistance Group (ECAG) working on water and land issues in rural Kenya. And, let me tell you, Gibson is one busy director. He works as […]

Integrated Lake Conservation in India: Umiam Lake

Dropping water levels in Umiam (Barapani) Lake in the state of Meghalaya in northeast India are causing tension among competing water users. This lake was constructed as a reservoir for a hydroelectric project in the 1960s. It (and associated tributaries) provides water for power generation, agriculture, drinking water, and recreation. Not only does this lake […]

Tap Project 2009 – PSA-a-thon Series

Folks, it’s that time again. Time for another Public Service Announcement for the PSA-a-thon Series. Our fourth PSA in the series couldn’t be more timely. This PSA recognizes the upcoming TAP Project by UNICEF during World Water Week from March 22 to March 29, 2009. This project aims to raise money during the week in […]

13-Gallon Challenge – WRAP UP

Day 7 Water Use

Well, I made it. Yesterday was the last day of my 13-Gallon Challenge. All told, this was a completely worthwhile project. I had two goals at the beginning of the challenge: 1) to better understand my daily water use habits, and 2) to understand how it feels to live on a human right allocation of […]

One Water.org

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I’m not sure if you noticed, but water journalism is becoming the next big thing. And, you know, this is really great because it will encourage more people to pay attention to world water supplies, conserve water, work on water availability technology, and, generally, just become more aware about global water issues. The University of […]

Denver Water – PSA-a-thon Series

We’re back again with more great Public Service Announcements (PSAs) relating to water for the PSA-a-thon Series. The first two PSAs featured (on rainwater harvesting and the Tap Project) were great. But the third batch in the series is pretty fun, as well. Today’s PSAs were created by Sukle Advertising + Design for a Denver, […]

Water from the Fissures: Conservation and Skyscrapers

The new Bank of America Building at One Bryant Park in New York City is often billed as the “greenest skyscraper” in the world. Modeled after Four Times Square, another sustainable structure in the vicinity, the Bank of America Building recycles waste, air, water, and energy. This sustainable concept will result in a 50 percent […]

Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade

With the recent advent of climate change into mainstream media, most individuals are aware of a concept called a Carbon Footprint. If not, I will let you know briefly, a Carbon Footprint is a measure of how much C02 a person produces by lifestyle choices. However, less popular, but no less important, is the concept […]

Southeast US: Exceptional Drought

This topic hits close-to-home. My home-state of Tennessee is experiencing the driest year on-record (18 inches less precipitation than normal), and the southeast US is experiencing a Class D4 or exceptional drought. Officials estimate a large reservoir serving Atalanta, as well as northern Georgia, at approximately 90-days left of water. Georgia is requesting abeyance of […]

Free Web-based Tool for Companies to Measure Water Use

This is really neat, and it was just unveiled at World Water Week in Stockholm in August 2007. It is the Global Water Tool, a free tool available for companies, organizations, or governmental agencies to measure water-use both at the place of business and through the supply chain. The tool is intended primarily for businesses […]

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