iOS app Android app

Safe Drinking Water

What Everyone Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Desmond F. Lawler | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Desmond F. Lawler

Are there not better solutions to severe water shortages? On the contrary, direct potable reuse would be an improvement over the current situation for several cities in Texas.

Dear Mr. President: Our Baby Is Due in Three Weeks and Our Drinking Water Is Toxic

Kirk Lundgren | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kirk Lundgren

Dear Mr. President: I am writing you as a dutiful, concerned, and stressed-out husband and expectant father from Charleston, West Virginia. My first child is due in just three weeks. I don't know how I am going to safely care for my son after he is born when I can't trust my water supply.

The Top Holiday Gift of 2013? You Might Be Surprised -- It's Water.

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Peggy Goldman

Think about how many times you've used clean water today. Did you wake up and take a sip of water from the glass on your bedside table? Did you take a shower, brush your teeth, use the bathroom and wash your hands? Did you make a cup of coffee?

Safe Drinking Water Elusive For Many

NYTimes.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

MONSON, Calif. -- Laura Garcia was halfway through the breakfast dishes when the spigot went dry. The small white tank beneath the sink that purified ...

Lucas Kavner

'Pay-For-Success' Model Seeks To Revolutionize Social Investing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Long before doctor and entrepreneur Paul Polak began trying to revolutionize social investing -- before he could even drive a car -- he was planting t...

Is Your Water Making You Sick?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Understanding water quality is imperative for our future if we are to make the best decisions and investments in keeping our waters in the U.S. and on this planet clear, clean and safe.

Common Garden Hose Water Could Be Dangerous To Your Health, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

When it's scorching hot out this summer, you may want to think twice before drinking from the garden hose. A new study released by the Ecology Cen...

Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed: Lessons From 10 Years of the GSBI

Thane Kreiner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

Social impact is much more challenging to measure than financial results, so we use a combination of metrics to gauge our success in helping social entrepreneurs build sustainable and scalable enterprises.

The Global Search for Education: Water

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

World Water Day on March 22 is a day on which all global citizens should focus their attention on the importance of fresh water to sustainable development.

Humanity's Growing Impact on the World's Freshwater

Sandra Postel | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Sandra Postel

On any given day we're likely wearing more than 15,000 liters worth of water. And if we slip on a pair of leather loafers, well, add another 8,000 liters.

Our Global Water Crisis

Quincy Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact
Quincy Jones

In developing countries, people are forced to choose between sickness or purchasing expensive packaged or bottled water from untrustworthy sources. We believe that's an unfair choice.

A Liberian Refugee's Clean Water Mission

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Clean water is not just a matter of life, it's a matter of dignity." This edict guides the work of Saran Kaba Jones, 28, the founder and director of...

On World Water Week 2010

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

In the time it takes you to read this post, another eight children in developing countries will have died from water-related illnesses. That, I think we can all agree, is no way to start the school year.

Elemental War

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Our UN delegation is worried about the legal implications if access to water is defined as an inalienable right. Let's get the moral principle down on paper that water will not be denied to those who can't afford to pay.

Loopholes and Exemptions; How the Oil and Gas Industry Is Allowed to Police Itself

Andrew Romanoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Romanoff

In a fundraising appeal he sent out last week, Senator Bennet criticized the "corporate loopholes" that lead to "catastrophic financial and environmental disasters." Mr. Bennet's stance, however, contained a loophole of its own.

Joe Hoeffel, Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Moratorium on Gas-Drilling

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Denise Dennis

Dimock, PA - April 12, 2010 - Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, Montgomery County Commissioner and former congressman, Joe Hoeffel (D), spent the ...

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

EPA Principles for Safe Drinking Water? I'll Drink to That!

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

You may be able to judge if a glass is half full or half empty, but there is no such thing as a glass of water that is only half polluted.

Drugs In Drinking Water: Health Facilities Settle With State Over Charges Of Flushing Drugs Into Water Supply

AP | MARCUS FRANKLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a settlement Tuesday with five health care facilities that flushed pharmaceutical wa...

Clean, Safe Water For Two Cents A Day -- Not Bad, But Not Happening

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Some experts think the number of people with unsafe drinking water could easily be 2 billion -- maybe even more. The statistics are fuzzy and no on really knows how bad it is. They just know it is bad.

Water Still Matters

Ralph D'Andrea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ralph D'Andrea

The oil and gas industry is exempt from complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act -- and they're lying about a new poll that proves Coloradans want regulation.

Will Obama Crack Down on Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Rocket fuel pollution in water and soil are bigger problems than you might think. In recent years, EPA has detected perchlorates in public water systems in 28 states and territories.

Think Before You Drink...Water

Hedrick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hedrick Smith

Chemicals in consumer products are finding their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into our drinking water. Millions of people are drinking endocrine disruptors in their tap water.

Parents and Citizens Should Take Advantage of EPA's Comment Period On Perchlorate in Drinking Water

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Escobar

Perchlorate is a chemical used by the Defense Department for testing missiles and rockets. Most perchlorate contamination is believed to be the result of defense and aerospace activities.