Collect or drain? Ways to handle water on your property
In California, when the rain comes, it has a habit of coming in torrents. And for yards with drainage problems that can be a soggy mess. Here’s how to get your yard ready for the next deluge.
Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns
Simin Qiu, a design student in London, has come up with a luxurious-looking faucet that will save water by turning it into a beautiful, elegant, swirling spiral. Qiu's design works by sending the water through a double turbine, which spirals as water moves through it, creating an elaborate and beautiful lattice of water streams. The turbine also limits the flow of water by 15%!
Sink/Toilet combo for ultimate water conservation - Designbuzz
Shortage of water has been one of the major problems hampering urban development around the world. Displayed at the London Design Festival, the Sink/Toilet Combo by Roca is an all-inclusive water recycling system that not only reprocesses the used..
Parched California Tries to Grab Storm Water before It Escapes
A network of basins and wells, designed by geologists, can channel storm runoff into natural underground vaults before it vanishes into the sea
Drip irrigation provides a conduit for change – TechCrunch
Democratic governments are slow-moving creatures -- as they should be. Social stability generally requires that change be evolutionary, not revolutionary, lest the changes imposed set off turmoil that could cause much more harm than the hoped-for good. While that principle works fine for most aspec…
Nicaragua Constructs Enormous Canal, Blind to its Environmental Cost
Work has already begun on a canal three times the length of Panama’s, which will cut through forests, wetlands, native reserves and a lake
OmniVis could save lives by detecting cholera-infected water in minutes rather than days – TechCrunch
Clean drinking water is one of the most urgent needs in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas, but safety tests can take days — during which tainted water can infect thousands. OmniVis aims to make detection of cholera and other pathogens as quick, simple, and cheap as a pregnancy test. …
Water officials hear predictions of looming crisis at Salton Sea
After listening to seven hours of doomsday predictions, state water officials agreed Wednesday to look at one of California’s largest but often ignored environmental problems: the deterioration of the Salton Sea.