Time to check out some interesting publications: journals, magazines, newsletters, reports, what-have-you.
This is a new magazine/popular journal published by 300in6, an organization devoted to household water treatment (HWT). The name signifies that they wish to bring safe drinking water to 300 million people in 6 years. It is affiliated with the group Aqua for All.
The name of the magazine derives from the scaling-up of water treatment to the household.
Shown here is the cover to UPSCALE's second issue (August 2012), which features:
- A powerful, exclusive interview with Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, insists on quality, safety and genuine accessibility. Her remarks align with the accounts of three experienced practitioners in regulation, health programmes and filter production and marketing.
- The views of a carbon finance specialist and of WASH practitioners, combined with contextual details on carbon emissions, provide a balanced introduction to the potential revenues which low-carbon water treatment could generate from the enticing but complex new economy of carbon credits.
- And this quarter’s centre-page poster raises issues of customer response and the design enhancement of a candle filter in production in Malawi.
The first issue (April 2012 can be downloaded here.
I'd like to get to that region one of these days.It's a fascinating area, divided among three countries: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Conflict potential, anyone? One of our hD students, Mariya Pak, a native Uzbek, is doing her dissertation work there.
Matthew Garcia, up there in Madison, WI, is the most wired WaterWonk I know: he blogs at Hydro-Logic and Tweets at MGhydro (plus LinkedIn, Google+, and Tumblr). Last week published this nifty list of 19 reports last week.
Here's what he says:
I've collected a number of recent announcements of report releases from public and private sources regarding water and related issues, and wanted to share all of these with you. All of these are available in pdf format for free.
Free - can't beat that.
And check out his Journal of Blah...
"When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe." - John Muir (thanks to Matthew Garcia)