One solution: raise the price of water

Posted on January 27th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Phil Says

The World Bank has released an overview of China’s water scarcity situation which includes some solutions—one of which is raising the price of water.
While water allocation is a big problem in China, the report states that “The economic costs of disease and premature deaths associated with the excessive incidence of diarrhea and cancer [the result [...]

Like water for Obama

Posted on January 26th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Josh Says

Josh Briggs, Rainwater Senior Engineer, went to the inauguration to talk to Obama about rainwater harvesting. Okay, I went a little far. He was at the inauguration, and, according to the folks at, Obama is bullish on water conservation, so there was just a little leap there.
Like so many, we are very hopeful that [...]

EPA endorses rainwater harvesting

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Blog

In order to encourage the use of harvesting technologies and overcome what it calls a “general lack of specific…guidance” the EPA has released a new guide (click on the image to the left for a full PDF) offering suggestions to municipalities on how to develop regulations.
The EPA has adopted the demand-management approach, which in this [...]

FX Fowle has designed the building and interiors of SAP Americas Headquarters in Pennsylvania to be beautifully sustainable. With a green roof, natural ventilation and, of course, a rainwater harvesting system designed by Rainwater Recovery, this revolutionary complex is sure to earn FX Fowle yet another Green Building Design Award for their company mantel. You [...]

15 Stories About Building Green

Posted on January 5th, 2009 by Water Nymph in Heroes

The USGBC has a beautifully designed online annual report with great stories about how the organization was created and the progress its made since its inception. So often, as we try to make the world a better place, we tend to emphasize the negative, the scary, the mistakes. It filled me with a warm glow [...]


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