Tag Archives: water conservation

When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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Thirsty Burger

Thirsty Burger Consider the cow. It takes one gallon — 3.6 liters — per 100 pounds of body weight to water a cow and two gallons when it is hot outside. If Bessy is lactating, you need to double those … Continue reading

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Water Wars

Water Wars        How’s this? In the future we will fight wars for water. Sound plausible or more like SciFi? Probably no one really thought we’d fight a war for oil, but then Iraq happened and that strange … Continue reading

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Are You Secure?

Are You Secure? I’ve been asked to blog for my friends over at the Global Water Alliance in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving water conditions both locally and worldwide.  The experience and talent they bring to their jobs … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Commons

Reclaim the Commons        Back in the 70’s, America had a little oil shortage problem when the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Companies (OAPEC) cut us off. The facts are convoluted — a Arab-Israeli war beginning in October … Continue reading

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The Worth of Water

The Worth of Water On my way to the 8th Annual Global Water Alliance (GWA) conference in Philadelphia on March 26, 2015, I took a shortcut across the University of Penn’s campus and, given that I am navigationally challenged, overshot … Continue reading

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I Am Water

I  Am Water And so are you. At least about 72% of you is, along with the person you love, your kids, your friends, all your acquaintances, all mostly water. Several billion years ago, a few single-celled organism started focus … Continue reading

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