Doing the Right Thing – Not Always Easy.

Many of you may have heard the crisis that arose in the water distribution system in Flint, Michigan.  It took the entire water industry by shock and the lessons learnt from that one calamity (if I may call it that) will educate an entire generation of water resource engineers.  The pediatrician that raised the issue of lead concentrations in the water system talks about her challenges in raising awareness of what seems like a common sense issue.  Fascinating read.  You can also hear her on NPR.

Although I want you to read everything I post here, if you are prioritizing, this is a must read.  A question to ask:  have you checked for any potential lead contamination issues in your water source lately?

Photo Credit:  NPR

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I distinctly remember the fluids mechanics homework i was working on many many years ago and i thought to myself... "shit... i get this ... water stuff..". Like the right buttons get pushed in my brain and this "flow" business actually makes sense to me. That was the origin of the love story and it's been going strong through all these years. I have been called many things, "Water Chick", "Aqua Girl" etc.. but I settled for "Ganges" as my screen name... I believe it serves the purpose of what i am trying to do here beautifully. I hope to make this place my "Mecca" for all things water. A place where people like me with no other agenda but pure love for water can come and hang out with a cuppa.... water.. lol.... fine... beer, coffee, wine, vodka, what have you!! Knowledge does not need to take itself too seriously... hopefully we will pick up a thing or two while we are traipsing along and stumbling away... that is the plan... we shall see..

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