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Infographic: The water rich vs. the water poor

World Water Day 2015 is this weekend. This year’s event celebrates the vital role that water plays in fostering sustainable development. But it’s also important to remember that, just as levels of economic and social development are uneven worldwide, so too is access to safe drinking water and sanitation uneven. This inequality of water creates … Continued

Got 3 minutes? Learn why rivers change their courses

Rivers. They’re pretty amazing things. They provide humans with water for drinking, irrigation, and sanitation. They give us fish and other aquatic animals for food. They can be harnessed to power grind our grain, run our looms, and even power our cities. Their seasonal floods can bring rich silt to our fields or destruction and … Continued

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Watch how sprawl transformed one watershed in Northeast Ohio

A few months ago, I looked at the root causes of Northeast Ohio’s recent flooding problems. I placed the blame largely on two culprits – a changing climate and land use changes. The latter cause is particularly acute in Cuyahoga County, where the overall population has actually shrunk since 1948, while the amount of land … Continued

Current Events: News from the world of water

Welcome to the December edition of “Current Events,” our new feature that gives you an update on what’s going on in the world of water, from Lake Erie to Lake Victoria, and everywhere in between.  There has been a lot of important water headlines in the news the past few weeks, so let’s get started: … Continued

11 steps you can take today to fight harmful algal blooms

As we all know by now, at 2:00 on the morning of Saturday, August 2, officials in Toledo issued a do not drink advisory, depriving more than 400,000 people in the region of safe drinking water. Officials took action after tests revealed levels of microcystin, a dangerous liver toxin, reached 2.5 parts per billion (ppb), … Continued

Johnny Mango’s 20% Day in Ohio City

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE: fundraiser-flyer-feb4 Enjoy a meal with friends or order lunch for the office at Johnny Mango’s in Ohio City on Monday, February 4th 11am-11pm and 20% of your bill will be donated to DLDT!   Turn in your flyer when you settle your bill and 20% will be donated to support our work at … Continued

Water Conservation: Rooftop Gardens Protect Local Water

Executive Director of Drink Local. Drink Tap.© (DLDT), Erin Huber, returned to her Alma Mater, Cleveland State University (CSU), for CSU’s 2012 homecoming celebration. Made possible by the entrepreneurial efforts of Erin Huber and LeeAnn Westfall, CSU’s LEED certified Recreation Center boasts a sustainable rooftop garden. For homecoming, Erin was given a “Distinguished Alumni” Award … Continued

Water is flowing

The children of St. Bonaventure Primary School in Mulajje are closer to having a water source on school grounds. The weather in Mulajje cooperated this past weekend, making it possible to begin drilling the borehole on schedule. On Saturday morning, the 10-person crew began the process of drilling while the kids of the village stood … Continued