BEST: Engineers Do It with Objects -- the American Water Works Association will sell you a CD that will help you project water demand -- using methods familiar to astrologers everywhere, and just as accurate.
Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries -- a big post with lots of good references.
Filter Propaganda -- my take on filters and bottled water. Still no cheap, accurate water quality test out there? :( Speaking of that, Farmer Propaganda tells you how well farmers manage water.
Poll Results -- Carbon Revenue -- readers voted to direct revenue from carbon permit auctions to green projects. That's better than no auctions at all, but not as good (IMO) as per capita rebates. Speaking of carbon, there's Carbon-offset
BEST: Are the "Poor" Really Better Off? One person thinks that the poor will not suffer in this recession. Not only are they suffering more (foreclosures, jobs, budget cuts), but the billionaires bailout has given greater benefits to the rich. Oh, great. Along similar lines, I discuss sustainability and equity in Commodification and Community.
Criminal Water Managers at Truckee Carson Irrigation District lied to the Bureau of Reclamation to get more water. Oh, great. OTOH, Sunshine on Public Water Utilities makes them perform better. Yes, please!
BEST: Department of Destruction -- how the government subsidizes destruction of the environment. The Onion, OTOH, tells us how the USDA is ending Destructive Tuber Policies!