Author Florencia Ramirez spent seven years visiting forward-thinking players in the food system to learn about their water-sustainable strategies. Then she wrote a book to share what she learned with the rest of us. Over the course of seven years, Florencia Ramirez journeyed across the United States to visit forward-thinking farmers, cattle ranchers, fishermen, a […]
News briefs and articles about water footprints, water use and availability, as well as interviews with key people in the fields of water footprints and water use.
In her new book, Replenish, Sandra Postel offers ways that farmers, water managers and consumers can unite to restore the broken water cycle. For centuries humans have channeled water to create a prosperous, modern society. Whether it’s irrigating fields for food, constructing massive dams for water storage or building water treatment plants for clean water, […]
Waterkeeper Alliance senior attorney Kelly Hunter Foster manages the organization’s Clean Water Defense and National Pure Farms, Pure Waters campaigns and works on Clean Water Act-related legal actions against the government and polluters. Kelly Hunter Foster sees the commitment by hundreds of brave people to protect waterways. Kelly Hunter Foster is senior attorney at Waterkeeper Alliance where […]
When Dr. Arjen Hoekstra created the water footprint he opened people’s eyes about how humanity uses water. Discover what guided Hoekstra onto this visionary path, the role that consumer decisions have on water use, the complexities of industrial versus pasture-raised meat, and more. Meet Dr. Arjen Hoekstra, creator of the water footprint. As interest in […]
Stephen Leahy is an award-winning environmental journalist who’s taken a particular interest in what he calls the “hidden world of virtual water” that surrounds us. In Stephen Leahy’s new book, Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products, he illustrates the somewhat mysterious concept of virtual water using […]
Water educator Matt Malina loves New York City’s water system so much he created NYC H2O, a series of educational tours and lectures about the city’s infrastructure. Matt Malina of NYC H2O loves water! Water educator and math tutor Matt Malina, who grew up in New York City’s East Village, loves his city’s water system […]