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Optimistically Speaking– The Straight Story

Optimistically Speaking– The Straight Story

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This week, I participated in a panel-discussion hosted by the United Nations University. Four research fellows espoused on the importance of "Safe Water Provisioning as the Key to Global Health." Yep, I agree. There were about 75 people in attendance, which is unfortunately reflective of the abundant indifference permeating populations…

Water, Money and Education

Water, Money and Education

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Where does water come from, and where does it go? For that matter, where does money come from, and where does it go? I often ponder these questions, resulting in a host of thoughts, because water and money are expansive and varied topics. For today’s musings, I consider the education…

Water and the Lobbyist Culture

Water and the Lobbyist Culture

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OpEd piece on the role of lobbyists in American politics. …

Today, We’re Made of Star Stuff and BPA

Today, We’re Made of Star Stuff and BPA

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Recent scientific studies reveal toxic chemicals in the blood of newborn babies. This information cannot be ignored, and the author provides an action step to consider.…

Water Sustainability – Haiti Has Been Thirsty For Years

Water Sustainability – Haiti Has Been Thirsty For Years

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Until we actually walk in the shoes of another human being or culture, our perspective towards that person / society is filtered through our own experiences, opinions and perceptions. The trauma of Haiti and its people is beyond true understanding, especially when witnessing it via the media, while food, water…

Water Sustainability – Power, Poverty and Perception

Water Sustainability – Power, Poverty and Perception

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More people of wealth and wherewithal are waking up to the shared and common goal of preserving our planet, our species, and all living things. It is my view that privately held, socially conscious and engineered companies can energize change and bring solution and sustenance to the end user. In…

What We Don’t Know is Staring Us in the Face

What We Don’t Know is Staring Us in the Face

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Water borne diseases and cancer causing chemicals are in water supply systems all over the world. Developing countries struggle with developing basic infrastructure. Developed countries have aging systems. Author emphasizes a new approach to water management.…

Keep the Baby AND the Bath Water

Keep the Baby AND the Bath Water

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Many water delivery systems originate from the nineteenth century, repair and replacement issues are relatively widespread, especially in large urban areas. Herein lies a possible solution. The potential to combine attitude adjustment and ingenuity can derive significant results. For example, If fresh, clean ground water was regarded as precious in…

Water Sustainability — Women, Water and Passion

Water Sustainability — Women, Water and Passion

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The IFAD Gender and Water Report gives some startling facts about the difficulties faced by poor women in the developing world...just in their efforts to get water to their families every day. …

Water Sustainability — The Nomura Jellyfish and You

Water Sustainability — The Nomura Jellyfish and You

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Author reflects on the pleasure of standing in the rain. What are the changes in nature telling us about the water systems? …

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