- Stop taking water for granted… time for a new US Water Policy to deal with scarcity, quality, conflict, climate. Blog post by Peter Gleick.
- Princeton incorporated green roofs, gardens on new buildings, and rain gardens to mitigate stormwater. Details in their 2011 Campus Report on Sustainability.
- Did We Miss Our Teachable Moment from the Texas Drought? Cities miss the opportunity to reevaluate their water planning practices to be able to withstand another drought or just live more sustainably.
- New report ignores the biggest threat to global water security: free market economic policies are not appropriately valuing the natural world, therefore water becomes just another commodity.
- Could small-scale solutions for water supply help provide water to feed the world population? Better than big dams and massive irrigation projects, experts say.
- Could private funding for US water system upgrades be a viable option? Three specific legislative initiatives can help close the funding gap.
- Remember the good ol' days when municipal water was conveyed in WOOD pipes… some may still be in use. Here are some wood pipe pictures.
- Droughts in the US and Russia will hurt wheat, corn and soybean harvests, but it won’t be as bad as originally thought.
- IAPMO and ARCSA will begin working together to create technical standards for rainwater harvesting systems
- Potential job-creating New Deal for America? Let's fix our water infrastructure! Estimated creation of 2 million jobs.
Video of the Week
Oklahoma City Utility Department produced this video for their SqueezeEveryDrop.com campaign where they offer water conservation tips for their citizens. I found this video on the NY Times Green Blog post about a “new conservation video genre”.