drinking water news


A simple headline on the UNICEF website reads, “They Need Everything.”  Food, shelter – and especially clean drinking water – are in short supply.  Relief organizations around the world are mobilizing as quickly and efficiently as possible, but the destruction left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan is beyond the scope of what many have […]

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In a one year time period, many Haitian women and children will walk up to 1,400 miles for clean drinking water.  To bring attention to this crisis, Lighting the Dark CEO Allen Barker and his co-founder Hugh Mason embarked on an epic journey from their homes in Lake Worth, Florida, traveling 1,400 miles on foot […]

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Believe it or not, in the middle ages, drinking beer was a far safer endeavor than drinking water.  The reason is rather simple:  beer is sanitary.  For a Colorado sixth grader Michal Bodzianowski, this simple fact was the launching pad for perhaps the coolest science experiment in years:  Brewing Beer – In Space! As shared […]

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KMSP-TV In our home state of Minnesota, the Mississippi River watershsed is home to more than 1.8 million people and 500 species of wildlife.  The Mississippi provides much of our drinking water, feeds nearly two hundred lakes and is home to fish that can feed our residents.  When the Mississippi is hurting, it’s kind of […]

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Vine, a social app from Twitter where anyone can quickly shoot and share a six second video of themselves, can be a funny thing to master.  Oftentimes these short videos resemble little more than live action versions of the Tweets you try desperately to ignore. There are notable exceptions, of course.  charity: water published a […]

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Even for those of us working in the clean drinking water industry, it’s rare to get a peek into the type of facility in the video above.  Shared by the Gwinnett Daily Post in Georgia, the video above takes you on a tour of the Shoal Creek Filter Plant, showing you how 75 million gallons […]

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Earlier this week, we introduced you to 400 villagers in the Ethiopian villages of May Shintro and Mai Gudguad whose lives we’ve helped to save – with your help – through our donations to charity: water.  What fills us with pride is the knowledge that we’re not only not alone in our commitment  to bringing […]

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We’ve covered a lot of stories on this blog as of late sharing how small and craft breweries are adhering to water usage best practices.  That makes the video above all the more special.  Fox affiliate WFXL in Georgia shares how one of the nation’s largest breweries – MillerCoors – has implemented water sustainability initiatives […]

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Can any sense be made of a $750,000 settlement between Range Resources and a Pennsylvania family, that included a lifetime gag order prohibiting children as young as seven from ever again speaking of the negative consequences of fracking?  Only if the messenger is Stephen Colbert.  In one of the better The Word segments in recent […]

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Bottled water facts: as of 2009, there was one person at the FDA overseeing the entire bottled water industry.  An industry worth billions of dollars. And overseeing bottled water was only one of her many duties.  Billions of barrels of oil are needed to transport bottled water.  And most bottled water differs very little from […]

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