A non-partisan, neutral perspective supporting diversity in the color of water

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tesla of Water Systems

WaterSprout Inc., a SF Bay Area design/build firm specializing in rainwater & greywater systems, launches packaged systems to Southern California market with WaterLab, its product division. Launching WaterLab products to a wider audience allows this innovative technology to create a more powerful impact as part of a water-wise future.

It has been awhile since the RWC profiled a *greywater gadget*, so in this press release, WaterSprout proclaims “There are far too many products out that don’t work well. People need systems they can trust, are guaranteed to save water, and stand the test of time. This is what we have done with WaterLab.”

Advertised as the "Tesla of Water Systems", the Smart Greywater System collects greywater from a house or building and supplies filtered greywater to the landscape drip irrigation system. A complete solution for the water-wise landscape, the system can save tens of thousands of gallons a year! The Smart Greywater System is easy to install and is ideal for renovation or new construction projects. 

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The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere 'stick' in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages 
the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis. 
~Nikola Tesla

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Greywater Jargon Buster

Sustainability gurus at edie.net have added a new feature called jargon buster to get down to business without all of the fuss associated with getting a real definition to real words.

Greywater recycling made the short list! Excellent definitions, cost estimates, and case studies.
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There wasn't much technical terminology, and then, most academics are not trained in writing. And there is what is probably worse than ever before, the growing use of professional jargon. 
~American paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Serious Gaming in Water, Redux

Two of my students and I published a much more thorough discussion and reviews on Serious Gaming in Water in mediate.com. Check it out here.
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“One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, 
however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games.” 
~ C.G. Jung

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainbow Popsicle Dreams

Dreampediathe Wikipedia of dream interpretations, suggests that if one sees a popsicle in their dream, it "...foretells pleasure and satisfaction with life." So imagine the nightmares associated with "polluted pops" derived from polluted water sources around Taiwan. Thanks to *gorgegoddess* for the heads up on this Los Angeles Times article on *Wastewater on a stick*.
Taiwan grapples with tainted water because of industrial waste, farm runoff, lack of sewer systems and illegal trash disposal, environmental groups say. Wastewater diversion pipes were installed at just 30% of Taiwan’s river basins as of December, the government’s Environmental Protection Administration says.

The students spent more than $3,000 of their own money and two months traveling around Taiwan scooping up water samples that they then took back to campus for freezing and mounting on wooden sticks.
What better way to celebrate the diversity in the color of water!
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There's blood, a taste I remember. 
It tastes of orange popsicles, penny gumballs, 
red licorice, gnawed hair, dirty ice.
~Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Canadian poet, novelist, 
literary critic, essayist, environmental activist and inventor.