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Archive for December, 2013

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Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2014

Written by Our Water Counts Blog Team

CaptureWith each New Year, there comes a new set of resolutions we all promise ourselves: I will go to the gym, worry less, travel more. But what if we resolved to change our planet?

You know water is money—but how can you keep your utility from going under when they are watching revenue go down the drains due to inefficiencies and again systems?

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From Government to Wall Steet, it’s Time to Invest in Water’s Future

Written by Marco Annunziata

Infrastructure investments must be made for agriculture, energy, education, human capital, health outcomes and therefore, overall economic development. This depends on the awareness of two key stakeholders: government policymakers and the financial community.

Water availability depends on the government’s awareness of our deficient infrastructure. We don’t want to find ourselves five years down the line and in a situation where we suddenly discover that we need more water supply for growth and we don’t have it.

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Building A Relationship With Water

Written by Laurent Auguste

Our relationship with water is strongly defined by where we live. In Nairobi, where people pay 5 to 7 times more for water than the average North American, getting water dominates much of each day. To those of us in developed countries, however, all it takes is the turn of a faucet handle and water flows freely from the tap.

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My Son, Spiderman and Leaps of Faith

Written by Kyle Reissner

If you’ve read my blog posts before, you know I encourage everyone to challenge the status quo. But, today, I’m going to encourage you to do something a little different…challenge us and don’t just take a leap of faith. A point inspired by my two-and-a-half year old son, Ryker.

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Holding Agriculture Accountable For Groundwater Use

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

My experience in water well projects and research in SE Asia over the last few years have lead me to conclude that there is a major lack of information around water withdrawals in India and a need for openness in regard to alternative models for water infrastructure development, particularly in rural India.

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