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How to make water out of urine

MUMBAI, INDIA — For World Water Day, Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai decided to go the educational route and actually teach us how to make urine into drinkable water with an old school-style poster. Read more here. source: Adland, The Commercial Archive


Water Rationing to Begin

SHIMLA, INDIA – Faced with water shortage, the Shimla Municipal Corporation has imposed water rationing in the city. Now water would be made available to households every alternate day for an hour, Corporation Mayor Narendra Kataria said on Sunday. He said rationing had been ordered in view of shortage of water in the town. Read […]


Water to Bypass Parched

LODRANI VILLAGE (BANASKANTHA, INDIA) – This village is just 10 kms from the Pakistan border in north Gujarat. It is also around 25 kms from Tharad, the town where chief minister Narendra Modi held a function last week in grand style to release Narmada water from Gujarat into Rajasthan. If water was there for the […]


Water Bills Draw Flak from Northern Michigan Tribes

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians says bills pending in the Legislature to regulate high-volume water withdrawals would violate its rights by reducing fish populations in some rivers and streams. The bills would regulate withdrawals of more than 200,000 gallons per day from rivers and streams — or […]


Water Shortage Blamed on Farmers

GURGAON, INDIA – Gurgaon’s acute water shortage since Friday is unlikely to improve in the next two days, though district administration claimed on Sunday that it would push more water tankers to increase water supply. The water crisis has been caused due to the breach in water supply channel twice at Bupania village in Jhajjar […]


Grand Traverse Band receives EPA grant to improve Northern Michigan watersheds

CHICAGO/PRNewswire-USNewswire — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has chosen the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to receive $823,500 to improve the Betsie, Platte and Otter watersheds in northern Michigan. The adjacent watersheds cover rural Benzie County. The proposed projects will improve water quality through dam removal, stream channel restoration, erosion control, […]


Film: “For Love of Water” screened at Sundance

FLOW: For Love Of Water, a new film by Irena Salina, highlights the local intimacies of an emerging global catastrophe: African plumbers reconnect shantytown water pipes under cover of darkness to ensure a community’s survival; a Californian scientist forces awareness of shockingly toxic public water sources; a ‘Big Water’ CEO argues privatization is the wave of […]


John Elkington: Talking Water and SustainAbility at the World Economic Forum

John Elkington, founder and chief entrepreneur of SustainAbility, the London-based think tank, and co-author, The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World. Elkington puts water into the business context at the World Economic Forum, Davos, SwitzerlandJ. Carl Ganter – Circle of Blue: With last count nine sessions touching on […]


World Economic Forum Annual Meeting closes with call for a new kind of collaborative leadership

World Economic Forum Press Release   Davos, Switzerland, 27 January 2008 – The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 closed today with a call by business, government and civil society leaders for a new brand of collaborative and innovative leadership to address the challenges of globalization, particularly the pressing problems of conflict – especially in […]


Great Lakes Shrinking?

As drought grips much of the nation, the mighty Great Lakes are shrinking, the New York Times reports today, expanding upon an AP story published August 3 that also said Lake Superior is getting warmer. By Felicity Barringer, New York Times (Aug 14, 2007) – Water levels in the three upper Great Lakes are wavering […]