- Trash Talk
What do Cordell Samuels, current Water Environment Federation president, and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek have in common? They both believe humanity should embrace waste. In the 2008 film Examined Life (see clip below), Žižek tours a landfill while talking about the ideology of ecology. “This disappears from our world,” he says, gesturing at the trash. [...]
- Degrémont Opens New Facility in Ancaster
Anderson Water Systems, a subsidiary of Degrémont Technologies, celebrated the opening of its new Ancaster, Ontario facility this morning. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment for Ontario, announced a $300,000 government grant to help Anderson create 50 new full-time jobs. The company, which specializes in industrial water treatment systems, has established [...]
- CaGBC Celebrates 1,000 LEED Certifications
Canada is now home to 1,000 LEED-certified projects contributing to water savings of over 3.3 billion litres–the equivalent of 1,336 Olympic sized swimming pools, says the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The organization announced yesterday that certifications now total 145 Certified, 316 Silver, 447 Gold and 92 Platinum projects across the country in six different [...]
- Water for Leah's Farm
Leah lives in Ngawene village on the outskirts of Maua town with her two children – a daughter (25) and a son (18). Leah, pictured second from the right with ECLOF and Water.org staff, is a secondary level graduate and also holds an accountancy technician certificate. Leah is 50 years old, married, and runs a cereals and charcoal selling business at Ngewene market and also cultivates khat, bananas, vegetables, and tomatoes on her half-acre parcel of land.
- Celebrities endorse the toilet strike
Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people
- Three Mothers, Three Stories
The dignity and strength of women around the world is astounding - in celebration of Mother's Day, watch this video and hear the inspiring stories of three mothers who broke the cycle of poverty, and found a path to water.
- The Stream, May 24: Scientists Warn of Global Water Shortages
At a conference in Bonn, Germany, water scientists warned that the majority of the world’s population will be dealing with water shortages within two generations, the Guardian reported. The shortages will affect both developed and developing countries, driven by climate change, over-use and pollution. Natural Disasters The United States could see as many as 11 [...]
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- Sequestration Takes a Big Cut from USGS Water Research Programs
Less money means fewer staff positions and fewer research projects at the nation’s universities. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue Two U.S. Geological Survey research programs that focus on state and national water issues will see significant budget cuts in 2013 because of government austerity. USGS administrators sent letters to the 54 water resources research [...]
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- The Stream, May 23: Texas Water Infrastructure Bill Funded
The Texas House of Representatives and Senate both agreed to fund major water infrastructure improvements in Texas. The House, StateImpact Texas reported, created two accounts to loan money from, and the Senate authorized $2 billion for a water bank from state’s rainy day fund. Flawed Filtration In Montreal, more than one million residents were told [...]
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