Life, Liberty and Water

On July 28th 2010, the U.N. voted to adopt a new resolution that recognized that accessible water and sanitation is a fundamental human right.  Nonetheless, a resolution such as this means little in the practical world because it does not necessitate partner countries to aid those with limited resources.  Similarly, the resolution does not enable … Continue reading

The Scoop on Slow Sand Filters

Personally, I think the design of the slow sand filter is absolutely ingenious, utilizing nature’s innate methods to provide clean water. First off though, a bit of clarification: this is a technology that uses sand in it’s water filtration process not a technology that actually filters sand out of water.  This probably isn’t a common … Continue reading

Everybody Loves Water

Water is the best drink on Earth.  After an intense pick-up game of football, nothing quenches my thirst like a tall, cold glass of water, dripping with condensation.  Don’t get me wrong I like Gatorade just as much as the next person, and God knows I’m addicted to my morning coffee, but without any doubt … Continue reading