World Water Day 2014- Water & Energy

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On March 22, 2014 we will celebrate World Water Day, as a means of focusing awareness on the importance of, and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations on March 22, 1993 and has been recognized each year since.

Each year focuses on a specific issue or theme.  This year the theme is Water & Energy.  The main objectives are as follows:

  • Raise awareness on the close link between water and energy production.
  • Reach decision makers by presenting case studies on the importance of water-energy issues that greatly impact social and economic development.
  • Identify and demonstrate the water-energy nexus to key stakeholders who may influence UN-Water and UN-Energy policy formulation.

One main priority has always been to address the inequities of producing clean, fresh drinking water, proper sanitation methods and adequate energy services to millions of people living in rural, impoverished areas all around the world.

This World Water Day, by highlighting the importance of the water-energy connection, the aim is to put politics aside and come together for the sake of the greater good.  Let us do our part to help those who are underprivileged and that do not have the resources to attain clean drinking water or the energy to produce it.  This is a global responsibility that each of us must carry.  This also includes practicing water conservation techniques on a regular basis, becoming more educated on water-related issues and becoming connected with a water charity that aims at ending this growing concern.

For more information on World Water Day and to find out what you can do to assist efforts, please visit UN World Water Day 2014.

 

Water Shortage Causing Concern Among Wine, Beer & Liquor Industries – USA

water shortage west coast usaBreweries, vineyards, wineries and distilleries are enjoying the growth of their fast-growing industries. Producing wine, beer and liquor are seeing consumer sales go up faster than producers can make. Overall, everything seems to be going well for these industries, but there is a major growing concern about a common ingredient that is threatening many beer, liquor and wine companies.

Grain, hops and grapes share one common denominator that all of them are competing for. That common ingredient is water. Farmers and viticulturists are running into problems trying to keep crops properly irrigated, as a result of the severe drought that occurred during the recent years. Viticulturists (grape growers), and farmers of hops and grain are competing for the same limited water resources. This will ultimately affect production, supply and demand, throughout many critical crop producing regions.

Just as water conservation is a major concern for various facets of the farming industry, it is an even greater concern for regular consumers. Be sure to check your home for leaks that could be sending your water bill through the roof each month. Here are a couple of items to help you conserve water in your home.

Leak Detector protection                                              bernoulli conserve shower head

Watts LPSOV Leak Detector                              Rainshow’r Bernoulli Shower Head

Although there is a constant cycle of water that evaporates from the ocean – through the air – from the rain and then back to the ocean, about 98% of the water on this planet is in the oceans and thus unusable for human consumption, due to the salt content. This leaves approximately 2% of fresh water on the planet. In spite of the fact that water shortage is a growing concern with crops in many regions across the country, it is imperative that we get into the habit of protecting our natural water resources and use them wisely. Inevitably, our survival depends on it.

Make It Through The Next Aquapocalypse With An Advanced Katadyn Emergency Water Filter System

On May 1st a major water main supplying water to parts of the Boston area broke, leaving some 2 million people there without safe and clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, and so forth.

On the exact same day a major series of devastating 1,000-year floods swept through parts of Tennessee, which left many residents there in a comparably precarious water-scarce situation as those in the Boston area.  People in both places were forced to rely on bottled water and/or boiled water just to avoid various water-borne diseases and illnesses.

Here at Filters Fast we have a solution to these recent water woes and also for those to come in the future – we recommend that you purchase the Katadyn Ceradyn emergency water filter system explained in depth below in order to provide purified and uncontaminated water for yourself as well as your family, friends, and/or neighbors whenever the next water emergency occurs in your area.

The Katadyn Ceradyn Drip Water Filter System pictured above is a high performance emergency water filter system that can provide about 1 gallon per hour of safe filtered water which will allow you and your family to make it through the next ‘Aquapocalypse‘ or other similar water emergency.

The Katadyn Ceradyn Drip Water Filter System is a free standing gravity water filter with utilizes three very advanced Katadyn ceramic depth filters for maximum, high-level water filtration.  The three Katadyn ceramic depth filter cartridges remove numerous contaminants and impurities from tainted water, including:

  • bacteria
  • parasites
  • cysts
  • algae
  • protozoa
  • sediment
  • dirt
  • rust
  • mold spores
  • certain viruses
  • …and other disease causing agents down to the very fine 0.2 micron level.

The Ceradyn gravity drip filter system reduces or removes dirt, bacteria, pathogens, micro-organisms, some viruses, and parasites such as cryptosporidium and giardia that cause diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever, and other potentially life-threatening illnesses.

The Ceradyn has a 2.6 gallon (10 liter) capacity for the filtration of larger quantities of water and is especially useful for groups of people: as the safe filtered water is used it can be filled again and again with unsafe water at the top of the unit which is then thoroughly filtered as it trickles down in to the base, thus allowing for a continuous flow of uncontaminated filtered water.

There is no need for pumping or connection to a tap with this Katadyn Ceradyn drip water filter because it uses gravitational filter action. It is ideal not just for water supply emergencies but also for camping, hunting, fishing, boats, cabins, cottages, campers, and so on.  Using this Katadyn water filter you can also filter unsafe water from streams, brooks, rivers, ponds, springs, and lakes for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, and so on.  The Katadyn ceramic filters provide filtered, fresh, and natural tasting water without the use of harsh chemicals.

The three top-notch Katadyn ceramic depth filters included with this Katadyn gravity drip water purifier have an extremely long-lasting filter life of approximately 13,000 gallons before they need to be replaced, and they can also be cleaned approximately 100 times before replacement.  A measuring gauge is supplied with this Katadyn water filter in order to easily remind you when it is time to change the three filter cartridges.

Since this Katadyn  gravity drip filter system has no moving parts, basic use and maintenance of this emergency water filter unit is simple.  The following is a list of the technical specifications of the Katadyn Ceradyn Gravity Drip Filter System:

  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 18″H x 11″W
  • Micron Rating: 0.2 Micron
  • Filter Body: BPA-Free Plastic
  • Output: About 1 Gallon Per Hour
  • Weight: 7.25 Pounds (unfilled)
  • Unit Life: Approximately 40,000 Gallons
  • Filter Life: Approximately 13,000 Gallons
  • Filter Media: Katadyn Ceramic Depth Filters (3)

Katadyn emergency water filters are used by the U.S. military, various international militaries, and by relief agencies like the Red Cross which utilize Katadyn water filters in emergency situations when clean potable water is scarce or unavailable.

* NOTE – a slightly less expensive emergency water filter option is also available to purchase with the Katadyn Gravidyn Drip Water Filter System.