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Friday, January 30, 2015

GLOBAL: WEF Global Risks report places water crises at top of list of threats (19/01/15)

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2015 report has for the first time placed water crises at the top of the list of biggest global threats in terms of their potential impact.

Water crises have also been re-categorised as a societal rather than an environmental risk in this year’s report. Carl Ganter, from WEF’s global agenda council on water, pointed out that around a third of the world’s population now live in water-stressed areas.

Water crises beat the spread of infectious diseases, weapons of mass destruction and [more]

Friday, January 16, 2015

Volunteers from all over the globe

A few weeks ago I posted on Volunteer Match and Idea List an ad for a volunteer translator.  Our needs for translators comes and goes, so we like to keep several folks "on call" so when something comes up we can pass it out to our team.  Over the years volunteers come and go, and I noticed we really needed some new expertise in this area.

The Internet really amazes me.  From this simple request my inbox has been overflowing with interest. Over the past week or so I have spoken with folks in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Washington DC, Minnesota, Mexico City, San Francisco, and the list goes on!

What I find truly amazing is the talent and skills these folks all have and how they might be able to contribute to our work in many ways.  For example, One gentleman is an expert in Biology, and would like to help us with reforestation, and forest cover analysis, Another woman is a expert in Marketing (and lives in Mexico City).

Now the challenge is Stan and I is to incorporate their passion and expertise to keep us moving forward.

In addition, over the past few months I posted opportunities for Mechanical Engineering - CAD design help , and another post for "digital media" (video) help.  Again, the results have left me amazed with the interest and talent these folks are bringing to us.

We look forward to working with all our new volunteers and exploring new opportunities they help us discover.

Friday, January 9, 2015

From Poop to Potable Water

This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water

I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water. (more)