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Water efficiency is the focus with the EPA WaterSense Fix-a-Leak Week

EPA WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week Raises Awareness, Promotes Water Efficiency

Ample freshwater supplies are critical to American households, businesses, institutions and industry, as well as ecosystems, but they’re increasingly under stress. Fortunately, Americans can do a lot to improve the situation by taking a few simple, inexpensive steps. Aiming to raise awareness and boost water conservation and water efficiency, the EPA WaterSense partnership program is sponsoring and hosting events around the country as part of Fix-A-Leak week.

Reducing the environmental footprint for your small business starts with simple things like switching to LED lightbulbs

Reduce Your Small Business’s Environmental Footprint

No business is too small to contribute to making a difference in the state of our environment by lowering its resource consumption. A series of little changes add up to big change, both at the micro and macro level. If enough small businesses take steps to curb their water and energy usage, not only will it have a practical impact…

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Water purification ensures healthy people and a healthy environment

Water Purification to Ensure Health Safety and Save Lives

By Stephen Roshy Water is a prime necessity for survival for all living beings, humans, animals and plants. With limited resources at hand, and water being one of them, we need to take measures to ensure optimal use of water for all purposes. Clean water from natural water resources is used by many industries and homes, while some are deprived…

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14 Steps to Reduce Black Carbon and Stabilize the Cryosphere

Climate change is causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s regions of snow and ice, portents of profound, dramatic change for ecosystems and societies around the world, according to a joint report released by The World Bank and The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) November 4. The Earth’s cryosphere is warming more rapidly than anticipated – “at a pace unprecedentd in…

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Netafim Winds Stockholm Industry Water Award

Israeli-based irrigation company Netafim was presented with the Stockholm Industry Water Award at World Water Week earlier this month. Netafim specializes in “smart drip” and micro-irrigation solutions targeted specifically for small and family-owned farms. In the mid-1960′s water engineer and Netafim founder Simcha Blass discovered the effectiveness of slow and steady drip irrigation for enhanced plant growth. Building on this realization Blass…

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World Water Week- Access to Safe Water: Takeaways from Stockholm

In 2010 the United Nations passed resolution 64/292 mandating the basic human right to water and sanitation. Nearly 800 million people lack access to safe water More than one billion don’t have basic facilities for sanitation and hygiene About 3.4 million people die every year due to water related diseases Efforts abound to secure access to safe water for the nearly one…

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World Water Week: On the Ground in Stockholm

It’s my third day here in Stockholm, home of World Water Week. In that time I’ve had opportunities to meet and discuss issues of safe water access, sanitation and water resource management with Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo,  Gary White, co-founder of Water.org and Amanda Gimble, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Safe Water…

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