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Shades of Water

Originally published on Tangible Virtual Water on 04/12/2016.

Water is available on Earth in various forms and sources: oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, snow, glaciers, precipitation, fog, wetlands, underground aquifers… 687 more words

Eco Energy

Simple Sustainability

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

~ Robert Swan

Reading the local paper I was stunned into puzzlement by one sentence tucked deep into the article about the local brewery expanding. 332 more words


Plastic and water-saving law strikes again!

Originally posted on Tangible Virtual Water – Thursday, 24 November 2016

After my post about legislation as a way to regulate the use of water, and my thoughts on the importance of bottom-up pressure in order to support effective legislative change, an instance of the success of new law implementation came to mind. 629 more words

Eco Actions

Water Use Climbs In California Enclaves As Drought Returns

TUSTIN (AP) — Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some watering bans and conservation programs. 803 more words


Growing well with Go Local Food

Water by farming at the scale of Go Local Food and using it in a targeted way: we are only using the water we need.  Collecting our vegetables from the fields means they come with mud – cleaning and packing vegetables would use much more water. 335 more words

Go Local Food

Commentary: Cape Town Is Running out of Water. Could More Cities Be Next?

After more than three years of severe drought, Cape Town, a city of nearly 4 million people, is running out of water. “Day Zero”—the day city officials estimate the water system will be unable to provide drinking water for the taps—is less than three months away, and substantial rains are not expected before then. 760 more words


Day Zero

Cape Town has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I feel that the sun shines brighter, the ocean is bluer, the sea food is fresher, there’s a wider variety of flora and fauna… Not to forget the Table Mountain and quaint little places such as Simon’s Town… 750 more words