News + Facts

A Drop of Life

by P.J. Lazos The woman behind the podium said: “Who controls water controls life.”   At the International House on Chestnut Street near the University of Penn’s campus in Philadelphia, we had just watched a short film, part documentary, part drama, “A Drop...

Wait, Before You Flush

by P.J. Lazos             When our kids were growing up, the rule was no potty talk at the table. Of course, that just emphasized their need to tell fart jokes, their favorite topic, and then laugh hysterically. Now, in a strange twist of events, I talk about poop and...

World Water Day 10-Gallon Challenge

Reposted from Green Life Blue Water March 22, 2017 was World Water Day.  The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 Global Goals designed to end poverty, provide a quality education, provide affordable and clean energy, and create sustainable cities...

Modeling

Photo credit: Nafissatou Ba & Manisha Ayut Modeling by P.J. Lazos              On January 16, 2017, Dr. Christiaan Morssink, Treasurer and Board Member at the Global Water Alliance (GWA) celebrated MLK Day by modeling. No, he didn’t walk down a runway in the...

World Toilet Day

Let’s Talk Water: A Series of Blogs by P.J. Lazos   I think that if Francois Auguste Rene Rodin (1840 – 1917) knew that one of his most famous sculptures, “The Thinker” had become the symbol of World Toilet Day, http://www.worldtoiletday.info/, a day...

Thirsty Burger, or Playing with Numbers

Let’s Talk Water: A Series of Blogs by P. J. Lazos   Consider the cow. It takes one gallon — 3.6 liters — per 100 pounds of body weight to water a cow and two gallons when it is hot outside. If Bessy is lactating, you need to double those numbers. However,...

Really?

Swimming In Urban Streams After It Rains Exposes You To Fecal Matter? By Tom McKeon Swimming can be a fun and refreshing activity on a hot summer day. It’s easy to hear sounds of joy around swimming holes and hard to forget the relaxing shared experiences; the idea...

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