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06 Apr, 2009

New blogroll and links page

Posted by: Skylar In: internet coverage|Stormwater|water

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I planned on adding some links and blogs to my site.  I’ve compiled a list that is in no way complete, but I think it’s a great starting point.  I’m going to introduce the list over a period of time to lighten the load and allow people time [...]

So this is my first post in three weeks.  No, I haven’t been busy – I’ve been on Vacation.  So upon my arrival home, here’s a summary of news I would have posted about if I was around. Both the American Water Resources Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers have started releasing podcasts [...]

27 Jan, 2009

It’s been a while.

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

So, here’s the classic post where I describe how busy I’ve been and why I haven’t posted anything for a while.  I couldn’t even attend the “Unbottle It!” campaign when it came through town this past week.  If you live near Whitby, Toronto, or Peterborough, I’d recommend checking it out if you get the chance.  [...]

03 Dec, 2008

Water Supply Tunnels to New York City

Posted by: Skylar In: water

I just finished reading an interesting post from Pruned entitled “Deep-Sea Living in the Underground Tunnels of New York City”.  The post is inspired by a recent New York Times article describing a leak in one of the tunnels that brings water to New York City.  It’s an interesting read to say the least, particularly [...]

A Danish company called BioKube is gearing up to introduce their wastewater recycling septic tank to the United States.  The septic system measures about 4 feet in diameter by 6 feet tall, and according to BioKube, the system can treat both gray and black water from a residential home. [Space Age Septic Tank Will Water [...]

Over at whymap.org, they posted a new world map showing aquifers throughout the world.  It’s good to see some organizations preparing to deal with possible future disputes over water scarcity. It’s also interesting to see the great variation within every continent on the map (besides Antarctica of course). [Global Groundwater Maps] via Water for the [...]

23 Oct, 2008

Akvo.org

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

If you haven’t heard of Akvo yet, you should head over to their site to take a look.  I was originally quite impressed with the idea, but I didn’t have a chance to blog about it yet. Akvo is a site that attempts to use the internet as a tool to help provide clean water [...]

Last week, I featured an article which discussed the City of Cambridge’s vote to allow bottled water in its meetings. Turns out that I am not the only one that had a problem with the article. Three 12-year-old students made a presentation to city council in an attempt to make them reconsider their decision: Stymiest [...]

02 Oct, 2008

City of Cambridge and Nestle

Posted by: Skylar In: news|water

I think this article at The Record says it all: Officials from an association of bottled-drink manufacturers — and from Nestle, which runs water-bottling plants in Puslinch — told council there is no environmental justification to ban tightly regulated bottled water. Most bottles are recycled in Ontario, they said. Well, if NESTLE says it, then [...]

26 Sep, 2008

Project 10 to the 100

Posted by: Skylar In: internet coverage|news

Google Inc.  is sponsoring a new competition to promote technologies that can improve the lives of those around the globe.  The company is offering $10 million dollars, split between up to five finalists who submit a google-worthy idea.  Here’s the challenge: If you have an idea that you believe would help somebody, we want to [...]


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