Posts Tagged ‘Water’

  • 12.09.14

    For the Love of Water

    Are you like Dory from Finding Nemo and love all things shiny? Good news, according to “Taking a shine to it: How the preference for glossy stems from an innate need for water” published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology¹ (JCP) the love of shiny may be “from an innate preference for fresh water as a resource.” The JCP goes on to recognize “the presence of water has a relaxing and peaceful quality and has a positive influence on people’s level... MORE >

  • 09.02.14

    Want to Start Saving Power, Water and Money?

    Do you like gadgets that help save power, water and save money? My love of gadgets, saving money, reducing waste along with the love of my Nest was well established in the previous post, Energy Conservation: One Great Way to Save Money. Other posts previously illustrated how water and energy are intertwined like night and day, so energy conservation indirectly results in water conservation. The post featuring Nest reviewed the early energy savings results in the first 4 months of... MORE >

  • Lake Mead

    The Water Bank — Water For A Not So Rainy Day

    Water banks have been operating for years now, but generally not known to anyone outside the water industry.  Thanks to a recent withdrawal by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California of 80,000 acre-feet from their water savings account in Lake Mead last year and the announcement of another withdrawal soon, (estimated to be twice as large as the last one) many people are now learning about and discussing water banks. What is a water bank The term water banking describes... MORE >

  • Sustainable Water Drop by William Warby

    Best Sustainable Water Option for Irrigation

    What is the best sustainable water option for irrigation? Well (pun intended), it depends on where you live and whether you are building a new or retrofitting an existing irrigation system. But first let’s review sustainability.  What is Sustainability? There are 3 basic pillars of sustainability which must be considered and kept in balance: • Environmental • Social • Economic  Sustainable Water Source Options • Potable – traditionally the “go to” source for irrigation water. Metered, getting more expensive and for the last 100... MORE >

  • Water stocks chart

    8 Stocks You Should Be Following

    Did you miss the run up in Twitter stock this year? I know I did.  Twitter share price rose 42% from the time it was offered for trading on November 7th to the end of the year.  Twitter offers a great service, with revenue over $300 million, but has yet to turn a profit.  Time will tell if the run up is justified or not.  For those of us a little more conservative and conservation minded, let’s take a look... MORE >

  • Steven Tyler, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, and Tony Robbins

    Water Stress, Aerosmith, Ford, Einstein & Tony Robbins

    What does water stress have to do with Aerosmith, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and Tony Robbins? They have all been credited¹ with a variation of the saying “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” The second half of the truism, “you’ll always get what you always got” applies to water stress. We got all the water we will ever get. Now, if we only “always do what we’ve always done” everything would be just fine.... MORE >

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

    How Thankful Are You for Water?

    In the spirit of being thankful, we would like to add water to the list. Whether turning on the faucet or having a smart controller turn on the irrigation system, we are thankful the water is always there. We are thankful for all the people, companies and equipment behind the scenes who help ensure the water continues to flow. So as you enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey this year we hope you will think about our thanks and also remember it... MORE >

  • The bloggers for ValleyCrest Takes On

    Happy Anniversary!

    Two years ago we launched and it has been amazing how many people helped make a difference in water conservation.  Thank you to all of you who have shared your expertise, contributed ideas, and helped raise awareness about water.  We couldn’t have done it without you. Most of the work on the blog is done after hours, and most of our subscribers read the blog after hours. This is not just our work; it is our passion and a... MORE >

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