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Summer Time and the Waters are Flowing!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Water | 15 comments

Summer Time and the Waters are Flowing!

It is summer again, at least in the northern hemisphere, and it is hot, very hot indeed. In the southern part of France, a couple of weeks ago, a devastating flood occurred. 19 people died. Now floods are always happening and in some parts of the world it is totally normal for floods to happen during the summer, but not in southern France with it’s Mediterranean climate. In the south of France it should be quiet dry in the summer. It could be regarded as a freak of nature if this incident...

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Water Waste

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Water | 21 comments

Water Waste

Water is, after oxygen, the most important element without which life would not exist on this planet. Without oxygen one survives a couple of minutes, without water only some days. Although water is abundant only a small part is potable. Still it is wasted as though there is no tomorrow. While the world population will grow in the next 30-40 years by around 30%, from today 7 billion to 9 billion people the amount of potable water remains static. If the climate will change the situation will...

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