Blogs & Utterings

When Chemicals Collide

by P.J. Lazos   It’s a tenet of the modern age that if you are alive and thriving on our planet, walking around in a “meat suit” — to steal a term from the TV show, “Supernatural” — you are likely composed of a cornucopia of pharmaceuticals, some of which you ingested...

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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 of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 established...

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Really?

Swimming In Urban Streams After It Rains Exposes You To Fecal Matter?By Tom McKeonSwimming 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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WATER WARS

Let's Talk Water : A series of blogs by P. J. LazosHow’s this? In the future we will fight wars for water. Sound plausible or more like SciFi? Probably no one really thought we’d fight a war for oil, but then Iraq happened and that strange concept became part of our...

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ARE YOU SECURE, WATER SECURE? 

Let's Talk Water : A series of blogs by P. J. Lazos Water is cleansing. Water is ubiquitous, yet scarce. You can only live four days without water. You need water. Your neighbor needs water. Water beats rock. Water security is defined as the capacity of a population...

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