Water Conservation

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Smart Shower Up for the James Dyson Award

The Smart Shower is a multi-use, energy- and water-saving shower entered for the 2009 James Dyson Award that can be used by anyone, including less able-bodied individuals. The designer says that the catalyst for the project was to create an “all-in-one shower enclosure that was efficient on energy” and that provided “safety and comfort for […]

August 22nd

Global Ocean Temperatures for July 2009 Break Records

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July 2009 was the hottest month on record for the average global ocean surface temperature. The previous record was broken in 1998.  When combined with global land surface temperatures, July 2009 was the fifth warmest month since data collection began in 1880.

August 18th

Documentary: "A World Without Water"

As water becomes more and more scarce, it has offset political problems throughout the globe. More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation looks like it is becoming worse as water becomes evermore […]

August 16th

Water Footprinting, Water Labeling and Water Stewardship

If you live in the U.S., your Water Footprint is about 2,480 cubic meters/ year. In China? 700 cubic meters/person/year. In the UK? 1,245. In the coming years, water scarcity will become a greater issue around the world, and a new report created by the Food Ethics Council and London-based health and food organization Sustain […]

August 15th

5 Drought Monitoring Resources

Drought is a problem facing many parts of the world.  It is a normal climate event that occurs from time to time; however, the cause is often not “natural”.  Drought is often confused with aridity.  Aridity is a permanent climate change, whereas drought is recoverable.  According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, drought is defined […]

June 21st