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Pats vs Falcons: Super Strategy for Water Reuse

Written by Jill Burdette

OWC2.1Let’s play some football. Everyone is ready for the football game of the year—the Super Bowl. This year the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The Super Bowl is something football fans look forward to every year. As Super Bowl LI quickly approaches, I decided to revisit one of my past topics on water and football.

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Fresh Water for First Nations—Part 2

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

OWC_1.11This is a part 2 continuation on Canada’s First Nations‘ water crisis (Here is the link to part 1).

At this moment whole communities of people in Canada suffer from contaminated wells and dirty source water which lead to a range of major, even fatal, health issues.

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Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017

Written by Vincent Caprio

owcccAs abundant as the clean water flowing from your tap may seem to be, it is a finite resource, and one too precious for anyone to waste. Over time, America’s need for water will only grow as our finite supplies are called upon to serve as many people as possible.

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Fresh Water for First Nations

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

FirstNationsWaterA Local Crisis

By now you’re familiar with water crises internationally. You know that in Africa and South East Asia, for example, there are thousands upon thousands of people who do not have access to clean drinking water. But it might surprise you to find a similar crisis occurs right now in your very own backyard.

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Water and the Art of War

Written by Jim Lauria

Is China gaining a stranglehold on the world water supply?

Jilin Province, China
Photo taken by Author, Jim Lauria, on a trip to Jilin Province, China

In the upcoming U.S. presidential election, China has emerged again and again as both threat and ally. With all the talk about trade, economic balance and military concerns surrounding China, this is a timely opportunity to dive into a little-discussed aspect of Chinese global power plays: water.

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The Many Colors of the Olympics

Written by Jill Burdette

Olympics Green PoolThe 2016 Olympic games have been a big part of my family’s schedule the last two weeks. We have been watching gymnastics, beach volleyball, swimming, track and field, hoping to see some wrestling and then of course diving. But unfortunately what was talked about was not the color of the medal they were competing to win, but the color of the water in the diving pool.

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Two Droughts in California

Written by Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza (ret.)

California DroughtsThis was supposed to be the year that Californians had finally won a reprieve from the drought.  El Niño rains came and increased the snowpack to levels not seen for the previous four years.  Northern California reservoirs filled to near capacity.  Yet one year of close to average snowpack is not enough to break the accumulated impact of four years of drought.  

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An Independence Day Salute to Our American Heroes

Written by Jim Lauria

Water professionals Last month I tipped my hat to America’s rural water districts in the blog post Rural Water Systems: Dancing Backwards and in High Heels. As Americans prepare for Independence Day, it’s a perfect time to salute some truly unsung American heroes: the people who operate our nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.

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California Water Crisis Update

Written by Vincent Caprio

california water crisisHistoric Drought in Its Fifth Year

It has been awhile since I have commented here on issues stemming from California’s ongoing drought. At the intersection of California’s historic drought entering into its fifth year, national initiatives focused on water, and with a pending and dramatic presidential campaign afoot, it is a good time to take inventory of the situation, starting with a summary of a few key events that have lead us to the water situation we see in California today.

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A Grassroots Perspective on Promoting and Maintaining Clean Water in an American Community

Written by Rebecca Block

 

Coast of New YorkAs an undergraduate studying Marine Affairs and Communications, I was often asked how I was going to use my degree. Admittedly I wondered that myself from time to time. Soon after graduation, I found work as a grassroots organizer with an environmental non-profit organization. Grassroots organizing collects support from the community to bring action to larger campaigns.

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