Water

The human body is 70% water. The surface of the earth is 70% water. It is THE most important substance for making life possible. Learn about insightful ideas for using water, keeping it clean and getting it where people need it.

Girl playing game
George Washington University
A community scrambles as a school sinks into the water.
Jackson State University
Late in June 2016, I found myself tyrannized by the sweltering mid-morning heat of southern Alabama, as I joined members of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) on a trip to Baldwin County, Alabama, to witness a staggering site.

(Photo by ezioman/Wikimedia Commons)

Sewanee: University of the South; Summer 2016 Intern
The Chesapeake Bay is held in the highest regard, as an almost mythical monument to the natural world — an untouchable ecosystem. But even at a young age, it became clear to me that this was no longer the same body of water that once flourished.

(Photo courtesy Pixabay)

American University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
It appears H&M is following in the footsteps of companies like Levi’s, Nike and Adidas, which have been pushed by the public to reinvent their production waste tactic through water and textile recycling programs.
Panel: Rethinking Water
Panel: Rethinking Water
Planet Forward
After her keynote, Melodee Colbert-Kean, the president of the National League of Cities and city council member and former mayor of Joplin, Missouri, shifted the conversation toward 20th century infrastructure.

Cutterhead, shield and partial trailing gantries of the tunnel boring machine known as Lady Bird. (Photo courtesy DC Water)

School Without Walls Senior High School
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Planet Forward
What do the experts think about the cities of the future — and how will we manage to grow these urban centers sustainably?  We tracked them down at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities and asked them for you.
The George Washington University
The 11th Street Bridge Park is a unique development project that is focused on the community and the preservation of the Anacostia River.      
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC)
Projects like the Smart Floating Farms can help change some of the existing paradigms which have led us to the present situation and open new possibilities which can improve the quality of human life and the environment.
The George Washington University
What's your hidden water footprint?

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