Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!
Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.
While legislators and policy makers wring their hands over the condition of our nation's infrastructure and waterways, there is over $1 trillion -- conservatively at hand -- to fix the problems.
With water scarcity becoming an increasingly recurring theme in the United States, we would do well to learn to do the same. Here are a few innovative water management sustainability projects that are worth learning from:
Haggard maple trees have fallen or lay dead as far as the eye can see. I can tell that something is deeply wrong with this wetland.
California precipitation has, on average, been declining, from an average of around 23 inches per year to around 21 inches per year -- a nearly 10 percent decline in the past 117 years.
Water plays a central role in all aspects of life, from energy to food security, health and education. That is what makes it so complex to tackle. As water scarcity becomes all too real, collaboration will become essential
One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.
The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare's high-density suburbs.
Although it doesn't rain often in Los Angeles, when it does, it pours. In less than 20 days a year, LA averages about 15 inches of rain. And the major riverine artery of LA, the Los Angeles River, is one of the fastest and steepest flowing rivers in an urban environment.
Imagine a great expanse of clear water with a soft sandy bottom, teeming with native birds and wildlife. This is what Lake Okeechobee used to be. But now, after years of pollution, Florida's great lake is hurting.
Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems go...
Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner and ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten fact checked a new set of ads sponsored by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Developments. The results of their analysis dealt a blow to oil and gas advocates.
What's draining U.S. energy resources faster than any other product or technology? Cars? Lighting? HVAC? Refrigeration? None of the above.
Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his...
The incorporation of business practices into solutions crafted by social entrepreneurs holds enormous promise. But if we force social entrepreneurships to actually become self-sustaining businesses, we will end up undermining their ability.