Fighting the drought, water efficiency in California

For our Economics classes at Pinchot last year, I – with a few friends and classmates – worked on water in California. My part was focusing on the inefficiency and the leaks occuring in the State. The findings are quite unsettling.

Majority of Mankind to face water shortage by 2050

Back to May, a group of water scientists issued a declaration stating that over half the world population would face water shortage by the middle of the century.Given how we just can’t live without the precious fluid, let’s hope we will act. The main causes are known : over-pumping of underground aquifers, soaring populations, pollution,… Continue reading Majority of Mankind to face water shortage by 2050

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilets

We all know that around a billion people are not eating enough and around 1.5 billion do not have access to electricity. But do you have an idea of how many of our fellow human beings are lacking access to proper toilets ? 2.5 billion people, more than a third of Mankind. This staggering amount… Continue reading Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilets

Here come the toilets of the future

Here is a smelly question : why are we putting together what Nature separates ? This is the question asked by a Swedish researcher about toilets. Putting urine and feces together is not a good idea as it is simply a waste of resources. Moreover, flushing with liters and liters of perfectly drinkable water is… Continue reading Here come the toilets of the future