Big Changes

Posted on March 22nd, 2010 by Phil in Cool Stuff, Phil Says, Rainwater Recovery News

And I mean BIG changes.
First off, Rainwater’s Waltham office has been closed up and the Rainwater team have moved to Brookline. Specifically, the Geosyntec office in Brookline. Yes, that’s right. Geosyntec Consultants has acquired Rainwater Recovery.
Geosyntec is an exciting place to be right now, with so many smart and innovative people working on hundreds of [...]

My new favorite e-card

Posted on July 6th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

charity: water does everything right. They are a non-profit who’s mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to places like the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti. In fact, they’ve completed 1,247 water projects, serving 650,000 people (according to their website).
Rainwater Recovery is exploring ways to help some non-profits, but right now, we can [...]

FLOW: For the Love of Water

Posted on April 17th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

The Sundance Channel is showing FLOW: For the Love of Water.
This is how the film is described on their website:

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling [...]

“New Era of Green Technology”

Posted on March 20th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

“Section 438 represents an important next step toward improving the health of the nation’s waters…” So say Neil Wasterstein, Executive Director, and Christopher Kloss, a senior environmental scientist, both of the Low Impact Development Center in a bullishly positive piece in Stormwater. That’s Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act, which they say, [...]

Water Footprint Network

Posted on February 19th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff, Uncategorized

The Wall Street Journal had a cool interactive graphic showing the “water footprint”  of certain products. Most shocking to me? It takes 35 gallons of water to make one cup of coffee, and only 8 gallons for a cup of tea. The stats come courtesy of the Water Footprint Network. They also have a water [...]

Fog catchers

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 by Water Nymph in Cool Stuff

It sounds like a fantasy, but it’s real. FogQuest is a non-profit assisting families in rural areas where the needs for clean water are extreme. They use special nets on mountains for fog and rainwater collection. 
They work in Eritrea, Chili, Ethiopia, Guatemala and other places around the globe where the people are without access to [...]

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