Posts Tagged ‘Alan Harris’

  • WaterSmart Innovations 2012

    Social Media — Don’t get left behind

    In Socialnomics Erik Qualman tells us we don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.  He also tells us the ROI of social media is your business will still exist in five years.  LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs are making tremendous impacts on the water industry and business in general. Next month the WaterSmart conference is taking place in Las Vegas and we are there Tuesday October 2, from 8... MORE >

  • Kayakers on the Los Angeles River

    Intended Consequence: The Los Angeles River

    In a previous post we reviewed the transformation of the Los Angeles River from a natural, albeit flood prone waterway to the concrete culvert it is today. As mentioned in that post it is time to undo some of the sins of the past. Helping advance an initiative to restore the river which began in the 1980’s and bring the plight of the river to the public’s attention is a documentary “Rock the Boat”. BACKGROUND Despite the fact the act... MORE >

  • 07.26.12

    ValleyCrest in the News

    Did you know you can find articles by and about our bloggers all over the Web? If you enjoy reading ValleyCrest Takes On, check out these other resources to learn more! And don’t forget, you can follow on Twitter at @ValleyCrest. July IA Member Update spring newsletter: Richard offers a contractors’ perspective on the grassroots advocacy program Associa Living: On Associa’s website for Community Associations, Alan explains the value of adaptive plants and Richard shares summer turf watering tips. SHADE... MORE >

  • 03.27.12

    That’s the Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia…

    …and California and Canada and Brazil and France and England and in… March 31st 8:30 PM (your time zone) EARTH HOUR If you have not heard about Earth Hour don’t feel bad. It turns 5 this year and how many 5 year olds do you know?  Of course, last year Earth Hour did reach 1.8 billion people in 135 countries and every continent so maybe it is time to get on board. What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a... MORE >

  • Man walking through the rain

    Save Your Rain for a Sunny Day

    Knowing my passion for water, one of my fellow workers sent me a great handbook on rainwater harvesting he came across while researching the topic for a client. I suggested he share some of his research in the form of a guest blog for ValleyCrestTakesOn. He did such a phenonmenal job I think he should be a regular contributor. If you like this post and want to read more from Mark, please leave a comment below. Rainwater Harvesting Inspiration My... MORE >

  • 10.13.11

    How Much Will You Pay?

    Long before the Internet and eBay, the selling and reselling of used goods has been a popular way to recycle what we no longer wanted or needed.  The prices of used goods are driven by how much someone else would pay for your discarded items.  Sometimes, in the case of junk we have to pay people to haul it away and dispose of it. So I pose the question, “How much will you pay for a used item you need?”... MORE >

  • Cistern for Rainwater Harvesting

    When A Water Butt Is Just Not Big Enough

    Rainwater Harvesting Beyond the Rain Barrel When 55 gallons are just not enough or when you have more than 8 pots to water, a cistern may be in order. A cistern is a really BIG Water Butt and provides a little more flexibility than just being able to water pots. However, cisterns bring on a whole new set of problems like: aesthetics, neighbor’s opinions and loss of municipal revenues. When placed above ground they can make quite the architectural statement... MORE >

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