Monthly Archives: January 2011

Earthquake or drought: The joy of a bright orange – or green or blue – water tank

More than one billion people drink unsafe water, with children suffering most, from the illnesses and malnutrition that result. Following a disaster like earthquake, access to clean water is a priority, hastening recovery for communities, as with the water ‘sorted’, … Continue reading

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Underwater ‘rainforests’, world warming and more – on water

These water stories have my attention right now… Killer floods and landslides in eastern Sri Lanka where more than 360,000 people fled their homes…more Massive crop losses and 70 deaths in South African flooding since December, with eight out of … Continue reading

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Dirty rivers and streams – time for a change

Thanks to PENNY WARDLE – The Marlborough Express – for this story. The Wairau is one of the South Island’s longer rivers – at around 170 km. Along its lower reaches are some of New Zealand’s foremost wineries… Dirty rivers … Continue reading

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Village planning ‘unplugged’

Here’s a walk through Porirua city’s village planning programme, meeting the people, seeing the places, the changes…for good. It’s not just our waterways that are benefiting from Porirua’s innovative village planning programme… Thanks to: Video Producer: Pamela Meekings-Stewart Field Director: … Continue reading

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The Earth – another good read

I caught bookblogger Graham Beattie reviewing some top reads for 2010 on Radio NZ National today, and wanted to share a quote from his blog. Beattie attributes it to author Margaret Coel: I noticed during takeoffs and landings I don’t … Continue reading

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