August 6, 1996: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act became law. “In 1996, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to emphasize sound science and risk-based standard setting, small water supply system flexibility and technical assistance, community-empowered source water assessment and protection, public right-to-know, and water system infrastructure assistance through a multi-billion-dollar […]
Every Body Deserves A Decent Throne:
Crossing the Sanitation Divide – Past, Present and Future.
Six session seminar series provided at no charge through Google Hangouts On Air.
Session 1. 10- 10.45 am ET
Dendra Best will look at the history of sanitation in the US and how that has shaped the technology of infrastructure ever since.
Session 2. 11 – 11.45 am ET https://plus.google.com/events/c2j07kdvnstis05ijsmkidjhip0
Patrick Lucey – why traditional infrastructure is now unsustainable. His bio can be found at the aqua-tex.ca web site.
Session 3. 11.50 am ET – 12.40 pm ET
Patrick Lucey – successful case studies of sustainable integrated water systems from Canada and the US.
Break for Lunch
Session 4. 1.30 – 2.30 pm ET
The reality of Sierra Leone and Guinea – Derek Reinhard and the work of DeeperMissions.org
The theme for Environmental Health Day 2014 is inequality of access…
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If all you know about Petra is from Indiana Jones – then you have to watch this amazing PBS episode of Time Scanners.
July 2, 2014
Looking out the window of the International Space Station in early July, astronauts spotted a sprawling mass of clouds. The clouds were just beginning to take shape as the first tropical storm of the 2014 season built over the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Arthur formed off southern Florida on July 1, 2014. By morning of July 2, when an astronaut took this photo with a wide-angle lens, the storm was moving north along the Florida coast. Surrounded by bright green waters, the Bahamas are south of the storm in the lower right corner of the photo. The U.S. coastline stretches along the left side of the photo. [NASA Earth Observatory]
As the planet’s climate and weather patterns change – how will communities prepare and plan for protecting drinking, waste and storm water systems?