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.

The George Washington University
This week, our WEBISODE focuses on “GreenStreets,” a project from Drexel University Professor and NSF funded scientist, Franco Montalto. Got storm water? He's working on a solution!
Planet Forward
Former three-term Albuquerque mayor Marty Chavez has some sage advice for other mayors: "Providing water may not get you elected, but not providing water will get you fired." It seems New York City's Mayor Bloomberg could use his advice. In a... Read More
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
american
An experimental proposal to reduce the devastation caused by hurricanes to humans and the environment. An important part of any geo-engineering plan is the ability to turn it off. This method can be instantly turned off without any residual effects... Read More
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
On the rooftop garden of Toronto's Evergreen Brickworks, Steven Peck, President and Founder of environmental not-for-profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities explains the benefits of rooftop urban agriculture. An online training course on the history... Read More
Planet Forward
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may hit a little too close to home for the citizens of Mauritius. In this week's webisode, take a trip to the small island with the help of Planet Forward member Matt Gray and learn about one way the smart community... Read More
  Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)
University of Mississippi
Even before this week's floods engineers in Mississippi have been working on projects that would alleviate flood damage. Ole Miss' Diana Wier explains and you might be surprised who's holding up the construction. See more flood coverage on our blog... Read More
Hydrovolts
Hydrovolts capitalizes upon the large global opportunity of untapped energy of controlled flowing water, enabling clean electricity in places never before possible. The company’s zero-head hydrokinetic turbines offer an economical and easy way to... Read More
U.S. Fulbright Fellow
On the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, rainfall is heavy in the early months of the year, but nearly nonexistent during the second half. The island lacks the infrastructre to store water throughout the year, as reservoirs often leak and... Read More

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