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 [...]

Phil Reidy, President and Founder of Rainwater Recovery Inc., will be presenting on “New Thinking in Stormwater Management” at a symposium on integrated approaches to stormwater management at the Landscape Institue of the Arnold Arboretum on Friday, February 13. While he loves to share his passion for rainwater harvesting and integrated stormwater management systems with like-minded professionals, neophytes [...]

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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