Global Risk 2014 Report: #WordlessWednesday

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Global Risk 2014 Report: #WordlessWednesday

Water Crisis ranks #3 among the top 10 Global Risks.

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#everydropcounts – Roadshow @ Environment Building (Global)

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As I do more and more research regarding water conservation, I’ve come across yet another grass-root organizations stationed in the far-east of the world fighting the war against the water crisis in Singapore.

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all Singaporeans to play a vital part to conserve water, keep nearby water catchments and waterways clean and build positive relationships amongst the community; with the goal being sustainable water resources that can be enjoyed for years to come. So in due time, there will be enough water for all uses – for industry, for living, for life!

To learn more details about the water conservation methods PUB is using, please visit http://www.facebook.com/PUBsg for more information.

 

So ‘Why Water?’ — Celebrity Activism at its finest!

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Do you know about the water crisis? I’m sure you’ve seen bits and pieces of it on television commercials, but, I bet you’ll acknowledge it a lot better when one of Hollywood’s most famous actor speaks openly and honestly about a growing social-justice issue.

Here’s a video I came across while researching about water crisis advocacy, including all six parts, this is a candid interview with Water.org cofounder Matt Damon about the water crisis and what Water.org (a nonprofit organization) is doing to bring about change for the world.

This is something YOU want to SUPPORT!

To learn more about the crisis, and what you can do to help, please visit us at http://water.org

A ‘Waterball’? This is Brilliant

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So I was surfing the web the other day and while I was on Twitter finding cool and unique post to retweet into my timeline, and I came across this socially innovative tool invented to aid those in disaster areas acquire access to safe drinking water.

Created by the international non-profit organization, WaterStep, has chosen to save lives through promoting safe water. In many developing countries around the globe, water is often scarce. We’ve all seen those images on our flash across our television screens of women and children being the primary people responsible for gathering water for their families. The commercial then goes on to say on average, they travel 3-5 miles a day to reach a water source.

Well, here’s a video promoting the movement – “A safer, more efficient way to access water is crucial.” – To learn more, check out part 1 of Why the Water Ball? on the WaterStep’s blog.

‘What’s in your Water?’

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Earlier this year, tanks containing several hazardous material have somehow released into a near-by river about one mile from Charleston, WV.  This is what I listening to while I was driving home from class this afternoon, an interesting story on NPR (National Public Radio) highlighting undetected chemicals may have spilled into a river supplying drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents in the state of West Virginia. According to a recent article published just 48 hours after the initial incident on the Washington Post digital newspaper, the tainted Elk River water contains a foaming agent used in the coal-preparation process — which is done to increase the heating value of the coal and also stripping it of impurities, thus prepping it to be transported to market — ,had leaked during the second week of January and had also left more than 300,000 people with restricted access to tap water.

Obviously, the “trickle down effect” works in more ways than one in this entire scenario.  However, how is it that our policy makers from state-to-state regulate something as serious as chemical storage that could possible contaminate the water supply to hundreds of thousands of people, yet in some of those same city/states people aren’t allowed to harvest rainwater into drinking water and positive water conservation? Only in America!