Published on March 10th, 2012 | by Heather Carr0
The Week in Water: Mar 3-9, 2012
Natural disasters in 2011 cost the world more than ever before – even more than 2005, when Hurricane Katrina put New Orleans underwater.
As glaciers and other ice melts in the frozen north, freshwater ponds and lakes are drained and the unique animals that live in them go extinct.
The Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse, which goes by the delightful acronym of SEWR, uses solar energy to purify greywater. But wait! There’s more. It also keeps interior home temperatures even, reducing the need for heating and cooling.
Vestergaard-Frandsen, the makers of the LifeStraw personal and family water filtration devices, finance much of their work through carbon credits. In the wake of the UN meeting their Millennium Development Goal for drinking water, perhaps this can inspire other organizations seeking to improve the lives of people in need while juggling finances.