Sixteen Innovative Ways to Collect Water

| 6/16/2009 10:01:13 AM

Dish-drying flowerpotCheck out Treehugger’s amazing slideshow of innovative water-collecting mechanisms, including a personal fog collector, an aqueduct, the brilliant Hippo Roller in action, a crazy-looking dish drainer that positions drying dishes atop your flowerpot (as they dry, they drip water onto your plant), and lots of other interesting methods. Of particular interest: a helpful diagram of the Aqua H20, a surprisingly cute urine-recycling device that engineers potable pee.

Source: Treehugger 

Image courtesy of Erdem Selek.

6/26/2009 4:01:55 PM

Water conservation is going to be a huge priority over the next century or two, and that's here in the "developed countries." People in the "developing" nations have it far worse - many die as a result of not having access to clean water. I heard of a high school program that does a water based charity, in which they fund raise and send clean water and supplies to Latin America and Africa. Apparently they started when they heard of a Kenyan high school in which hardly any of the students nor staff had much access to drinking water, nevermind the extravagant amount of freshwater that gets wasted with daily showers and the sewer system. It got started out of Minnesota, but it's starting to get a bit of a grassroots following. They've also gone the smart route when it comes to charitable donations in third world countries, in that they only participate with and go through NGOs and local contacts instead of trusting another corrupt minister with food shipments and money. You can read about it Here:

6/23/2009 5:46:42 AM

In the middle of financial crisis we need to conserve water. We can do it, it is just a matter of being resourceful and innovative on how we can minimize water consumption. Anyway, as far as investment is concern, as economy falters most of the investment fails too. This calls for a proper investment technique. I keep on saying that when you make investment, always try to be conservative, it’s better to follow that rather the suffering from too much losses. I been expose into investment too and I’m quite worried that as recession struck, my investment also got affected. That is the time I recognize how important leveraging is. Sometimes the investment policy program might deceive us, these are just some of the fraudulent activities that are happening today. Have you heard the Ponzi scheme. The fraudulent are always on the lookout for a new way to rip people off, and one of the most common Ponzi schemes come in the guise of a start up company. They need investment capital due to the recession, and after you give them a cash advance, you'll get a payment or two, but they will stop soon afterwards, and the promise of continued returns is how people get hooked into a Ponzi scheme. For more info visit:

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