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 recent article by Janice Kaspersen, published in the Erosion Control magazine 8 October, 2018, she highlights new research that precisely predicts the movement of such chemicals in soils, in an affordable and effective way that may one they be used on a large scale.
To read the full article and comment one can click on the following link Where Does It All Go?
With much evidence, highlighting the mass levels of plastic waste, that are polluting water ways (which means additional water treatment costs), and the fact that they eventually end up in the ocean, harming marine wildlife, the article below by Janice Kaspersen, published February 27, 2018, highlights the ban of drinking straws in the United States and other countries.
You read the article Drawing the Short Straw and leave your comments.
Janice Kaspersen, editor of the Stormwater Magazine highlights Cape Town’s impending water crisis and some projects that other cities in the Unites States are implementing in order to ensure that such a crisis does not overtake them in the article provided below. You can even comment on your own ideas to prevent such a crisis after reading the article.
How Not to End Up Like Cape Town
For many of you that have been following the news, you may have heard about the use of “shade balls” in the Los Angeles Reservoir in a water saving effort.
If not you can read an article by AccuWeather on the initiative at the following link Shade Balls in Los Angeles Reservoir to Save 300 Million Gallons of Water Annually.
With many other countries experiencing drought conditions many have contemplated adopting such an initiative which is expected to save water, as well as, protect the quality of the water and slow algae growth.
Yet, not everyone are sold on the idea with some even seeing future detrimental impacts as noted in an article by Janice Kaspersen in a post uploaded on the Stormwater Weekly cleverly titled “A Shady Plan to Save Scarce Water”.
Persons wishing to view this post, which may help them being better informed in making their plans for saving water, can view it at the following link A Shady Plan To Save Scarce Water.
Have you been aware of this initiative? What are your thoughts on the idea? Do you think this idea would work for your country?