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Scientists analyze levels of water ice in a moon crater

Water content at lunar south pole could be as high as 20 percent … or as low as zero A crater on the moon that is a prime target for human exploration may be tantalizingly rich in ice, though researchers warn it could just as well hold none at all.

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Water shortages: Global water supplies in crisis

Over the past 40 years the world’s population has doubled. Our use of water has quadrupled. Yet the amount of water on Earth has stayed the same. Less than 1% of the water on planet blue is for humans to drink. About 2% is locked up in ice. The rest is for the fish. Seawater […]

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Why Harvest Rain Water? Calculate How Much You Can Harvest

There is nothing new about collecting rainwater. Storage jars used for water collection some 2000 years ago have been found as far away as Thailand . In more recent times, we need to look closer to home to Spain and their Cisternas. All that has changed is an ever pressing need to help save our […]

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Types of Rainwater Harvesting Systems

There are many possible configurations and degrees of complexity to a rainwater catchment system with rainwater tanks or ‘rain barrels’.

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South Sudan Refugee Water Shortage Killing Up to 10 People Daily

As many as 10 refugees are dying daily as water runs out in camps in South Sudan hosting an influx of people fleeing fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, the aid group Medicines Sans Frontieres said.

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Water shortages ‘to hinder global economic growth’

Vital river systems in developing countries face unsustainable rise in water consumption Seven of the world’s 10 most populated regions face such severe water shortages over the next three decades that they threaten to derail the growth which hundreds of millions of people in the developing world are banking on to lift them out of […]

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Uses of Rain Water Tanks & Installation Guide

The first thing you need to do is decide just what you are going to do with the water you collect in your rain water tank? Here are some possibilities of uses for the water, the list is by no means complete:

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Smart hand pumps promise more reliable water supplies in Africa

Rural communities across Africa may soon benefit from improved water supplies thanks to mobile phone technology. UK researchers have developed data transmitters that fit inside hand pumps and send text messages if the devices break down.

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Ecuador rain forest: Clean water charity started amid oil conflict

Residents of Ecuador’s rain forest have spent 18 years fighting American oil companies that they say poisoned their water and land. And while their lawsuit grinds on, the water remains tainted. So several veterans of the legal fight have set up a charity to bring clean drinking water to Ecuador’s oil patch, one home at […]

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