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How to Build a Simple Bucket Compost Toilet

Reasons for building a composting toilet Traditional toilets use up to 5 gallons of water on a single flush whereas composting toilets need very little to no water. Sewage treatment plants require significant infrastructure, operating expenditures, and energy to clean wastewater. Septic tanks are expensive and may not be possible depending on land conditions and environmental regulations. A do-it-yourself composting toilet does not require any plumbing and is inexpensive to build. A composting toilet lets you dispose of your waste in the greenest possible way by turning it into compost that feeds your plants.  A composting toilet is not an outhouse (latrine, privy). When properly built and utilized, it gives off no foul odors since the composting process is carried out by bacteria under aerobic conditions… Read More »How to Build a Simple Bucket Compost Toilet

Clean and Purify Your Water Nature-ally

Have you ever thought about purifying water in a natual manner? Natural filtration is all around us but can we use it to purify our water? Water Scarcity One of the most crucial problems affecting the world today is the scarcity of low-cost potable water. It is estimated that globally, half of all hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from a water-related illness. Our global water shortage is getting worse every day due to over usage, lack of conservation methods, pollution, and draught. Even countries with significant water resources are experiencing reductions in natural clean water supplies. Unfortunately, most water purification technologies are not readily accessible to economically disadvantaged people throughout the world. In response to this growing crisis, scientists have been researching water purification… Read More »Clean and Purify Your Water Nature-ally

How to Mitigate U.S. Water Shortage Catastrophes

As devastating winter storms battered the United States, snow and ice battered regions of the country were unprepared for the icy blasts that knocked out power and ruptured water mains. As building temperatures dropped, water pipes froze and burst. Entire regions reported water pressure problems and some areas remain under boil water advisories. People are left to boil the tap water that trickles through their faucets, scour stores for bottled water, and obtain water from local churches, fires stations, or other public sources. For the elderly and people without vehicles, obtaining safe drinking water can be extremely challenging. In recent years, California has made headlines as deadly fires ravaged the state. People in affected areas have been instructed to boil their water and in some… Read More »How to Mitigate U.S. Water Shortage Catastrophes

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Water Alliance celebrates Earth Day every Day. Learn more about Puerto Rico Water Filter Distribution; Puerto Rico’s Sustainable Agriculture Movement; water distribution project on the Navajo Nation at Smith Lake and Baca, New Mexico; flooding at the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, and Dowsing and Intuition in the Classroom.

House, Senate OK Colorado River drought plan, capping years of debate

Both House and Senate versions of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act require that the Interior secretary authorize the water allocation agreement hammered out by the 7 basin states. That deal is designed to prevent a potential water crisis and settle disputes over who gives up water if the river reaches a crisis level.

What’s happening with the Colorado River Drought plans?

‘Done’ isn’t done: What’s happening with the Colorado River drought plans? by Luke Runyon and Bret Jaspers of KJZZ, published 7 February 2019 “The seven states that rely on the Colorado River for water haven’t been able to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago. Five states — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nevada — are done. So is northern Mexico. But California and Arizona failed to meet the federal government’s Jan. 31 deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.” Read the full article at Cronkite News published by Arizona PBS. Return to Home page.

UN Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

According to the United Nations: “The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.” Read the report.

Global Water Scarcity

We live on a planet covered by water, but more than 97% is salty. That leaves only a fraction of 1% of the earth’s total water supply to grow our crops, provide for industrial use, and supply drinking water. Eighty nations now have serious water problems that are expected to become severe within 20 years. Ensuring adequate food and water for all hinges upon the responsible management of our natural resources.

The Global Water Crisis | How Much Water Do We Really Use Everyday?

The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Learn how much water we use and how we can make a difference.
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