Sourcing Water

Sourcing water is fast becoming a worldwide issue beyond the traditional dry zones and this site seeks to share methods of collecting water, old and new. Working together, we can ensure everyone has clean water if we are industrious and generous in our approach. There have been incredible advances made in technologies to capture water from the air that will prove invaluable to many. Individuals may want to look into capturing rainwater for home use more and more with increasing climate change.

Seawater Desalination remains an important technology and great strides are being made in this field as well as magnetism seems to be the answer to more efficient ways to remove salt from seawater. Let us not forget that by removing seawater from the oceans, we will in turn slow down rising sea levels that threaten the stability of so many coastlines around the world. The other main advantage to harnessing seawater is that during the process of removing the salt content, the filtration system also works to remove bacteria and other contaminants, saving people from water-born illnesses which are so common.

Sourcing water also means conserving water. An example of not wasting a drop can be as simple as capturing the water used to get the temperature right in the shower, bath, or sink with the use of a bucket, which can then be used for other purposes including watering a garden. This step may be becoming more and more necessary for drought-ridden areas.

We cannot rely on governments to do all the work when it comes to sourcing and conserving water and hopefully, you will find inspiration to be proactive in this area in some of the links listed below.

There are many organizations working on an international basis to bring water to those in need. One such organization is Water Aid whose mission statement is: WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene, and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximize our impact.”