As a former competitive swimmer, water polo player, swimming instructor, pool and spa builder, and water policy wonk (my MA research was in collaborative watershed management), I feel pretty comfortable writing about this year's topic for Blog Action Day: water. Even though I don't write about water as much as I used to, I decided to aggregate all of the blog posts I have written about water in the last three-plus years from all over the web into a single post in support of clean water. Out of 25 posts, there's bound to be something both to your liking and worth your while. (** Denotes uber-popular or recommended posts)
Water Politics and Policy
Why Your Lead-Free Faucet May Contain Up to 1/4 lb. of Lead**
Plagiarizing Colorado GOP Gubernatorial Candidate McInnis: ‘"In it to win it"
US’ Oldest Nuclear Power Plant Leaking Waste into Aquifer**
Geoengineering on the Rise Across the American West **
Plan to Extract Water from Colorado River for Oil Shale Draws Fire
Flammable Water Pours from Faucets in Colorado Home**
Salazar: “Why do we have to move head long to commercial oil shale?"
Can the Democrats Win in the West?
Giant Swath of Forest Protected in Canadian Plan**
Americans Are Ripping Up Their Lawns... And Getting Paid For It
Storm Brewing Over Controversial Gas Recovery Process**
Massachusetts May Expand 5-Cent Deposit to Plastic Water Bottles
The Business and Technology of Water
Imagine H2O Launches ‘X-Prize’ for Water Innovation
Really? Should Nestle Win an Award for ‘Eco-Shape’ Plastic Water Bottle?**
Colorado Businessman Proposes 560-Mile Water Pipeline from Wyoming**
Tidal Power Turbines Producing More Energy Than Expected
Can Palm Oil Be Sustainable? Seventh Generation Thinks So
Plastiki: A Lesson in Finite Resources on a ‘Floating Sustainability Station’
Texas Company Gets OK for Wave-Powered Desalination Plant
Engineered Osmosis: Revolutionizing Saltwater Desalination**
Firm to Build First Utility-Scale Hydrogen Power Plant
Water Issues Raised at Bonnaroo
James Cameron's "Message from Pandora" to Stop Brazilian Hydroelectric Dam
Spurring Global Change on a Boat Made from 12,5000 Plastic Bottles
Natives to Congress: "The Oil Sands Are Killing Us"