Category Archives: Drinking Water

History and the Nutritional Value of Alcohol

By Andrew Curry, Writer [1] People drank the stuff (alcohol) for the same reasons primates ate fermented fruit:  because it [made them feel good and because] it was good for them.  Yeasts produce ethanol as a form of chemical warfare–it’s … Continue reading

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Inventive Ways Global Cities Are Conserving Water

by Justin Worland (Time, 31 Aug 2015) Below are four inventive ways that cities around the globe are working to conserve water: Floating Shade Balls:  Los Angeles’s is using shade balls, which blocks the sun over reservoirs to prevent evaporation … Continue reading

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Getting Real About Water Conservation

Every time a region of the United States enters a short- or long-term drought, out come the histrionics.  “The sky is falling.”  But crying “wolf” is not a remedy.   Careful planning by considering existing and future technological advances is … Continue reading

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Recycling Urine into Drinking Water

On our last trip to Uganda, we were accompanied by Michael Flynn, a life-support engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. The following is from an article by Boonsri Dickinson at smartplanet.com: Flynn has a pretty important … Continue reading

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Two Days with LDS Humanitarian Missionaries

In the Siem Reap region of Cambodia, I recently spent a short time shadowing LDS humanitarian missionaries–Brother and Sister Kohls–and a short-term specialist engineer (and his wife).  It was a very enlightening two days. On the first day, we spent the entire day visiting … Continue reading

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Ongoing Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan

I live part-time in Uganda, east-central Africa.  I love the country and try to visit at least once a year. South Sudan–the world’s newest country, and one of the poorest–shares its southern border with northern Uganda.  South Sudan’s northern border is in dispute with Sudan; the border … Continue reading

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Short Videos on the World’s Water Crisis

There are 4 excellent short videos on the Internet discussing the world’s water crisis.  They are titled: The Future of Water:  Fidelity analyst Anna Davydova breaks down the facts and discusses what lies ahead. Water Changes Everything:  This video explores how we … Continue reading

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