The three major challenges in the water sector can be summed up as too little, too much or too dirty.
Water use over the last century has been growing by more than twice the rate of population increase. A central challenge for sustainable development is how to balance the competing uses of water; ensure that the needs of all are met – especially the poor and marginalised – and that … [more…]
The wind industry has all but destroyed water supplies in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Hammering hundreds of giant steel piles (the foundations for 300 tonne turbines) into the aquifer across the county has turned once potable water into a grimy, toxic sludge. Locals are, justifiably, incensed.
Losing their water supply would be bad enough, and being lied to by wind industry goons has its own special charm, of course. But it’s the … [more…]
Safe drinking water is the bedrock of public health. On that score, America is failing. From lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, to toxic levels of arsenic found in Texas, over the past decade tens of millions of Americans have likely been exposed to dangerously unsafe water.
In his State of the Union address last month, President Donald Trump said it was “time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.” He is undeniably … [more…]