Water

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

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Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems. Download The Global Water Grab: A Primer [PDF, 589KB] More water related publications via the Critical Information Collective.   Tweet

Pocket Water Filters for Detroit?

Pocket Water Filters for Detroit?

via @mz_chief Without water, our chances of surviving for any length of time are pretty minimal. Not having enough clean drinkable water prevents a human body from carrying out its normal functions, and can lead to death in days. Whether a hiker, a prepper, someone who enjoys wilderness activities, or just living in Detroit, having a way to obtain…

Home-built greywater treatment system

Home-built greywater treatment system

Home-designed and home-built greywater system in Melba, ACT, Australia. The system receives greywater from the shower and washing machine, passes it rapidly through a small (220 litre) two-stage filter comprising charcoal, gravel, and root-matting plants, into a large (4,500 litre) constantly-recirculating stream where the water is naturally aerated and UV-treated, and most dissolved salts and…

DIY: Slow Sand Filter

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Key Raw water inlet valve Perforated plate (holes about 2mm diam. every 5 cm) Coarse sand (l-2 mm diam.) Large stone (e.g. cobbles) Plug-holes with plugs Pre-filter overflow (towards filter) Fine sand (0.2-0.5 mm diam.) Gravel Perforated pipe (for collecting filtered water) Flat stone Outlet valve Outlet pipe to distribution Overflow A. Minimum water level…

Holy Water Is Contaminated With What?!

Holy Water Is Contaminated With What?!

via @anon99percenter “When getting blessed, you might also be getting sick. Researchers say holy water could actually be harmful to your health, as some of it contains fecal matter. “Austrian scientists tested water from more than three dozen holy springs and church fonts and found that none, not one of them were safe to drink.” (Via…

Water and sanitation are a human right!

Water and sanitation are a human right!

Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide…