World Water Day – Wastewater

The world will be atwitter today talking about wastewater. Water is becoming precious and in some places, so scarce that water we once considered as disposable, dirty, and useless, is now being looked at as a resource from which we can extract clean water. Technically speaking, harvesting clean water out of wastewater is nothing new. Much of the technology is age-old, tried-and-true staple equipment and really the only thing determining…

Our View Of Water – Still Too Narrow

A repeating theme in my posts is that man continues to have too narrow a view on water. We react to crises and then jump to have government fix, or prevent future and similar problems. The problem is that man still refuses to see into the future, and focuses myopically on putting band aids on problems that are isolated and small when compared to the total picture. Again, I cite…

The Pope Is All Wet – In A Good Way!

This week, on February 23-24, at an event organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, taking place in the Vatican’s Casina Pio IV, Pope Frances spoke about the dire importance of Water. He cited death and sickness due to poor water quality, and stated that he believes everyone has a right to safe drinking water. I don’t know that I agree with this, only because the planet does in fact provide…