Water, water everywhere

I was walking through the water aisle at the grocery store a few days ago and I thought to myself, what has happened (and is happening) to our global water supplies?   When water bottles and other “not-from-the-home-tap” water first appeared on store shelves, marketing was primarily focused on the portability and convenience of water bottles and the “elegance” of importing water.   Now, it seems to me, the marketing implication is that previously potable and/or usable water has become quite possibly too dirty to drink and/or use.  To learn more, I conducted an Internet search to see what some members of the worldwide community are doing to contribute to solving water-related challenges.  The good news is there are already a lot of good ideas out there!  Below are some of the ideas and data that I thought would be interesting for you too.

As with everything on the Internet (or anywhere else, for that matter), please help us verify the claims made and/or data provided on the links.   While we have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the links, the nature of the Internet does not always allow for proper peer review prior to publication.  As entrepreneurs continue developing solutions to worldwide environmental challenges, we are all going to be confronted with a host of “first draft” material.  This kind of material, in my experience, is usually filled with brilliant ideas, but it also may contain an occasional oversight (hence: “first draft”).  As such, please help us verify, think up, and implement new and existing solutions. :-)

Finally, please help make Gaia Endeavors as interactive as possible by adding more links and continuing the discussion in the comments section!  By the way, we are still constructing exciting, useful and robust functionality to the website.  Thanks for your support!

 

One thought on “Water, water everywhere

  1. I found Michael Pritchard’s TED speech particularly inspiring. It reminded me of Project Slingshot, which the segway inventor started to produce drinking water for developing nations. A pity we haven’t moved on those types of devices, to think there are people in the world without drinking water is really quite depressing.

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