Welcome to the Water for the Ages blog. I started this project fifteen years ago to engage with water and sanitation on the global scale. Now I have transitioned to a new digital space and new business project (a smart tech travel shop called Nomadtraks) leaving this blog (see Blog Archive above) for current and future internet people.
In the beginning, I yearned to understand how humans could care about water or the environment if they were struggling to meet basic needs. So I scoured international news outlets to make sense of it all. You can see one of my earliest and most simplistic blog posts here. Over the years, I received emails from people in Bangladesh, China, Holland, India, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda, and more (see the H20 Organizations page comments) that helped to broaden my understanding.
What started out as a project to comprehend water and sanitation in the “Global South” (see 13-Gallon Challenge and Water for the Ages in India posts) morphed into a project to understand water and sanitation in the “Global North” and “Global South” while thinking about transnational linkages between these places (see Water for the Ages Gets a Brand New (out)Look, Water and Toilets for Humans w/o Homes, and Empowerment and Gender Equality in Water and Sanitation: What does it mean? What does it matter? posts).
Since my views on water and sanitation have evolved over the years, I recently moved into a new digital space. This blog still gets many visits on pages such as H20 Organizations, H20 Films, and H20 Books. So feel free to peruse those pages as well as the Blog Archive at your leisure. You may also message me at ablbrown [at] ucsc [dot] edu or follow @waterfortheages to stay in contact. May we all continue to collaborate so that humans and non-humans alike have safe and plentiful water, toilets, and hygiene!