Sandra Postel: Repairing The Water Cycle

It's now a top priority for our species
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:13 PM

El Niño has been dropping much-needed rain this winter on a parched American West. But it's making little difference to the greater water scarcity issues the US as well as the rest of the world is increasingly facing.

Here to talk about the state of the world situation for fresh water -- arguably the single most important resource to humans on the planet, next to oxygen -- is Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project, author, lecturer, and former National Geographic Fellow. The punch-line to her message: as more and more demands are placed on our finite freshwater supply by human consumption and climate change, intelligent conservation is now an absolute must. » Read more

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7 Tips For Less-Frequent, More-Efficient Watering

Save water and time
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8:11 PM

7 ways to reduce your water use in the garden and become more efficient in its use.  Especially handy for areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions.



Doug Parker: The Status Of The Drought In The U.S. West

There's reason for hope, but no end yet in sight
Monday, December 29, 2014, 6:25 PM

2014 saw the extension of a historic drought across the US West. Croplands withered or were fully abandoned. Water rationing was enforced. Well tables dropped. The price of many vegetables and meats have skyrocketed.

So is an end to the drought in sight? » Read more

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18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

TIps for saving money and energy
Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:44 PM

18 tips and tasks you can do right now to help reduce your energy use and save on your utility bills.



Jack Keller: Understanding Peak Water

And you thought Peak Oil was concerning...
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:52 PM

"A very, very large amount of our total food production is depending on a diminishing supply of water," remarks Jack Keller, one of our own regulars here in the community and an accomplished world expert on water management.

Similar to oil and other key natural resources that are mined and consumed, water is subject to the same exponential trends. Both surface supply and underground fossil stores of clean water are depleting at alarming rates, and the energy and economic costs of extraction are swiftly increasing. » Read more


Jack Keller

Jack Keller

Dr. Keller has a unique blend of engineering experiences that include teaching, research, extension, and consulting. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the design, implementation, and management of irrigation systems. He is currently involved in consulting activities related to: efficient irrigated agricultural development; river basin water management and conservation planning; irrigation water monitoring, verification and conservation planning; and developing efficient low-cost irrigation technologies for small farms.

He is founder and presently Chief Executive Officer of Keller Bliesner Engineering LLC. He is also Professor Emeritus in the Biological and Irrigation Engineering Department at Utah State University, where he was Department Head between 1980 and 1986. Prior to becoming a professor at Utah State University in 1960, he was the Chief Irrigation Engineer in charge of product development for W.R. Ames Company, a leading U.S. manufacturer of irrigation equipment.

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100 Ways to Conserve Water

A long list of ideas to help you save water
Monday, July 16, 2012, 8:27 PM

Learn about different ways to help conserve this valuable natural resource and help you save your valuable monetary resources.