Posts Tagged ‘Water’

World Water Day

The theme of this year’s World Water Day is Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge.
Policy Makers met today in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss & debate ways to improve access to clean water and sanitation.

#SecClinton: One billion people walk three hours or more every day to get drinking water—most of them women and girls. #Water2011less than a minute ago via CoTweet

Fact: A child dies every 20 secs from a preventable water-related disease. Making this fact history #water2011less than a minute ago via CoTweet

According to the UN Water Group the purpose of this year’s World Water Day is to “spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.”

Happy World Water Day!

Water in the News

It looks like lots of folks are interested in water issues lately.

Yesterday three articles concerning water issues crossed our screens that were worth sharing.

Is Your City Running Out of Water?Good points us to an article on The 10 U.S. cities with the worst water concerns.

U.S. Water System Crumbling, Survey Supports Fix: TreeHugger tell us that U.S. water infrastructure is old and in disrepair. This results in pollution and wasted water. Sounds to us like incentive for using composting toilets and greywater systems.

Rethinking the Home Water SystemTreehugger adapts an chapter from Lester Brown’s Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization where the use of water to handle sewage is questioned and composting toilets are considered as an alternative.