Category Archives: Water Related Article

Smart Water Management

Water is a necessary resource and can often be described as life itself, since without water persons will not be able to survive. Yet, while such a resource is needed and is mainly provided by water management utilities, such organizations … Continue reading

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Chemical Movement

Persons working in water utilities have always warned about the harm that fertilizers and insecticides can pose to water sources, especially when it comes to contaminating surface and ground water sources that contribute to the potable water supply. In a … Continue reading

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Does legal mean safe?

In a guest blog in the Water Efficiency Magazine Dr. Edo McGowan, who has forty years of experience in the development of local, regional, and international programs relating to health aspects of water quality, vector control, as well as, the analyses … Continue reading

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Creating Awareness of Beating Plastic Pollution

In the article linked below, we see that one man, Ben Morison, has taken on the challenge of becoming a change agent, in terms of making persons see that plastic pollution can be remodeled and reused in developing areas, without … Continue reading

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Innovations to Beat Plastic Pollution

With many of us becoming aware of the detriment that plastics pose to the environment, as a result of recent research and  campaigns carried out for World Environment Day, there are some persons who are truly taking on an active … Continue reading

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The Plastic Cup

With our upcoming beach clean-up campaign in mind, I recently read an article on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) website that puts a bit of fun into cleaning up other people’s messes, while maintaining a healthy environment. Such an … Continue reading

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Beating Plastic Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean

As someone who is aware of the havoc that plastics can pose for the environment and even as an employee in the water sector, I  must admit that I cringe when organizations claiming corporate responsibility to society do not try … Continue reading

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How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

In the article below published by Maanvi Singh, for National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic issue, we get to learn about an innovative recycling programme, initiated by India’s fishermen with assistance from key stakeholders and government agencies. How India’s Fishermen Turn … Continue reading

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Fellowship and Award from the International River Foundation

Applications are now being accepted from developing countries for the Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women and The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) put forward by the International River Foundation. One can see the links below for more details.(Please note that … Continue reading

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Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data

Many volunteers have been tasked with acquiring hydrologic data, when the agency has been unable to make frequent trips to do so. The article below by Kampf et al. looks at mobile applications that are being used to crowdsource streamflow … Continue reading

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