Earlier this year, Annie Leonard's short film "The Story of Bottled Water" blasted the bottled water industry for its deceptive marketing tactics. She ruffled some feathers along the way, naturally, after suggesting that drinking bottled water is "about as cool as smoking while pregnant." Now, the International Bottled Water Association wants you to hear their side of the … [Read more...] about The Real Story of Bottled Water
Archives for July 14, 2010
The United Nations General Assembly is considering a draft resolution declaring safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a fundamental human right. The draft was presented by the Bolivian government to the General assembly on June 17 and will be developed by member states over the next several weeks. The final text will be presented to the President of the General Assembly … [Read more...] about UN May Finally Declare Water a Human Right
Solar Disinfection of water, also known as SODIS, is a method that uses sunlight to purify water in glass or plastic PET bottles. The method purifies water in anywhere from six hours to two days, depending on the degree of cloudiness in the sky and the turbidity of the water. It is highly regarded for its ease and low-cost, and for these reasons has been implemented in … [Read more...] about SODIS: Is it Safe?