In 2017, Jorge welcomed me to the headquarters of Costa Rica’s underground water agency. His supervisor had asked him to show me “the model” at work. After many years of fieldwork on water issues, I had already been introduced to many models: the mathematical model to calculate extraction rates, two different pieces of software that model aquifer flow, the regulatory model Costa Rica’s agency follows, and sponges as a preferred … [more…]
This long, long-running roadside attraction is also educating visitors about pollutants’ effects, focusing on Florida issues that also are relevant to any agricultural regions.
The mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs has been a delightfully kitschy, (very) family friendly, tourist staple for decades. These days, its shows are also relevant and topical, in a way that makes the message fun for all ages. The Weeki Wachee mermaids talk about … [more…]
Activities & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle!
March 22nd is World Water Day.
It’s a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limited resource for many around the world.
Everyone can make a difference in preserving this natural resource, even the youngest among us!
In fact, our kids … [more…]
Policy changes and media attention affect how much water Californians use, as well as how long these behaviors prevail. Could public awareness shift behaviors toward long-term conservation?
California’s population has almost doubled over the past 4 decades, growing from … [more…]
Global water demand is expected to exceed supplies by 40 percent by the year 2030. Moreover, large corporations are not using advanced tools available to manage water use. These are findings in a recent study by Ecolab and GreenBiz Group. To help address … [more…]