I’m still thinking about my 4 Liters Challenge from a few weeks ago – it’s amazing how much we take a resource like water for granted! While a number of things I learned stand out, I constantly come back to turning on the water without even thinking about it – I had to catch myself […]
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Australian researchers have found evidence of aquifers under the sea. 120,000 cubic miles of fresh and low-salinity water might be stored and available for human use. “The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900,” said lead author […]
Recharging springs in the Himalayas holds a lot of promise for people who previously depended on glacier runoff and mountain springs.
It’s within our reach to end water poverty. What would it take?
World Water Week is here and this year, the focus is on water cooperation and building partnerships. The UN declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. World Water Week looks at addressing some big questions: Why do we need to cooperate? On what? For what aim? At what level? With whom? How? They seem […]
All over the world, usable fresh water supplies are shrinking. Less and less water is available for agriculture, in other words, the food we eat. However, agriculture is often the lowest priority when governments allocate water.
In Palestine, many homes lack water most of the time. Water sources in Palestine are under the control of Israel and, according to international agreements, water is to be shared between the two nations. However, many Palestinians say they don’t get enough water to satisfy their minimum needs.
The world is on a precipice of a global water crisis. Today, 1.1 billion people struggle to access safe water on a daily basis, and experts say by 2025, this number will increase to three billion. A small company in Massachusetts is using wind to solve the world’s water crisis.
The water cycle has been significantly affected by human activity, along with nearly every other part of the natural world.
The global water crisis affects us all. Experts estimate that population will increase by another billion people in the world by 2025. The infographic below shows that the world’s population has doubled in the last forty years, but fresh water use has quadrupled.
In honor of World Water Day, I thought I’d post a bit about a nifty invention – the Q-Drum.
The Q-Drum is a container which rolls across the ground as it is dragged behind a person.
More than one billion people use less than five gallons of water each day. The average American uses about 152 gallons per day. That’s quite a difference.