Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, an astounding 2.1 billion or 3 in 10 people globally lack ready access to safe

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Water stewardship: Tell me, show me, prove it

stock photo: Water stewardship: Tell me, show me, prove it

Photo via Shutterstock: Companies such as Coca-Cola, DIAGEO and BASF are stepping ahead of the crowd when it comes to proving their water stewardship strategy.

My last column generated an online discussion about the overall role of "collective" action in water stewardship strategies and the role of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard and certification. Before we dive into the conversation, an overview of AWS’s mission and standard:

"To

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Old accident in Mississippi Delta may save Louisiana coast

photo: Cubit's Gap. Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune

Cubit’s Gap subdelta — Rain collects on lily pads in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Scientist say “new” marsh is being created in the refuge by Cubit’s Gap, a cut in the Mississippi River levee, southeast of Venice. The cut is allowing river water and sediment to flow through the refuge. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

An oyster farmer by the name

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To Save Water, Should You Wash Your Hands Of Hand Washing Dishes?

photo: vintage dish washing machine vs. hand washing dishes

Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today’s sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

When I was a kid, my mom always told me to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This was especially true for dishware with tacky residue. Peanut butter, cream cheese, frosting

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Study: 170-billion-gallon water savings per year via water-efficient toilets

Study estimates up to 170-billion-gallon water savings per year through water-efficient toilets

The "Saturation Study of Non-Efficient Water Closets in Key States" focused on Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia and Texas. 40 out of 50 states anticipate water shortages in the coming years, according to a Government Accountability Office survey. The AWE/PMI study demonstrates that current plumbing technology can make a tremendous water-saving impact.

CHICAGO, IL — Water-efficient toilets could potentially save up to 170 billion potable gallons of water per year across … [more…]