Re-Thinking Water

Isn’t it high time we talk about water? According to WWF, water covers 70% of our planet.  Yet only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water. The thought that 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to water of the 2.7 billion people means water scarcity is as much as an opportunity as it is a challenge. If we think about exposed diseases such as cholera and tythoid fever and other water borne illnesses and how almost 2 million people, particularly children die each year due to diarrheal diseases – it is very tragic. To add to the concern, … Continue reading Re-Thinking Water

To bottle or not to bottle

What is the debate about bottled water? Why does it matter and how does it affect us? Some Pro arguments: Economy Portable Low barriers to entry Distributed resource and power to an essential resource Circular economy Safer in developing countries Environment Quantification – solid understanding of water consumed (e.g. 15 litres to survive) Distribution – bottled and shipped to places where they are needed Verification – verified to be considered drinkable in cases where clean water is an issue Pro Ethics Easily accessible General safety standard Reduce waste – keeping bottle Could be recycled for other uses such as oil … Continue reading To bottle or not to bottle