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Review: The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water

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Compiled by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
April 10, 2010


The Surfrider Foundation has produced an excellent 20-minute video explaining the insanity behind how we've come to handle water in modern society. It addresses such things as our concrete and pavement preventing aquifers from being replenished; and how we spend so much money transporting water great distances when we could do more to conserve and recycle it close to the point of use.

I found out about this video from it being featured at BeingWater.com, which is a website we've just joined as an affiliate, promoting water conservation products such as low-flush toilet adaptors, smart faucets, graywater recycling, and rainwater harvesting products. The film advocates such practices.

The premise of the film is that the water cycle we all learned about in the 4th grade has been dramatically altered over time, leaving us with a broken system that wastes water and energy, pollutes our natural waterways, harms critical marine life, and poorly deals with flooding and other water management problems.

It also sets forth solutions for returning our system to something more sustainable.

The film serves to take a holistic look at water management, highlight controversial problems, and suggest solutions that integrate multiple economic and environmental benefits.

The intended audience includes entire communities: from homeowners and the general public, to public agencies and elected government officials.

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Trailer: The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water

Here is a 2-minute trailer

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The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water

Here is the full 20-minute video:

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  • Featured: Water / Pollution / Recycling >
    The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water - The Surfrider Foundation has produced an excellent 20-minute video (2-min. trailer) explaining the insanity behind how we've come to handle water in modern society. It addresses such things as our concrete and pavement preventing aquifers from being replenished; and how we spend so much money transporting water great distances when we could do more to conserve and recycle it close to the point of use. (PESWiki; April 10, 2010)

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  • The Story of Stuff - Brilliant, entertaining, must-see, 20-minute video/cartoon by Annie Leonard describes the problems with the status quo linear supply chain, driven by consumerism, which is unsustainable and self-destructive; and encourages a renewable, responsible, self-sustaining, cyclical approach. (StoryofStuff.com)

See also

WATER FOOTER

OBTAINING WATER

ENERGY FROM THE MOVEMENT OF WATER

WATER AS FUEL

OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVING WATER

POLLUTION

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