• Recharging an aquifer through rainwater in LA?
    Increasing the water table through collected rainwater in Los Angeles.Read More
  • What is water worth?
    Evidence now suggests that this is the worst drought in the history of California since record keeping began in 1895. Over  80% of California is now under a state of extreme drought.Read More
  • The Worsening Drought in California
    Evidence now suggests that this is the worst drought in the history of California since record keeping began in 1895. Over  80% of California is now under a state of extreme drought.Read More
  • REMI Announces Top Three Tips For Going Green
    This week’s feature was inspired by an editorial in the Real Estate Weekly and gives homeowners advice on how to help their property “go green,” and possibly increase their home’s value.Read More
  • Going Green is Building
    Reducing water consumption through LEED is growing around the Country.Read More
  • A Look Inside ECO Modern Flats
    An apartment complex in Arkansas becomes state’s first LEED Platinum buildingRead More
  • BUILT TO LAST
    Florida Riverfront home is model of efficiency, sustainabilityRead More
  • Frontier Project Offers Lessons in Sustainability
    The project is a 14,000-square-foot demonstration building that features water-efficient gardens, and rainwater capture system, its creators say.Read More
  • Can top corporations develop needed water solutions?
    Indeed, water is increasingly scarce and contested in many regions, including many parts of the United States. But according to traditional economic thinking, that scarcity should drive up the price of the good in question, and in turn moderate demand. But water is no ordinary good, and its price is the function of messy, local political processes.Read More
  • Economic Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan’s Water Level Hits Record Low
    Lake Michigan, one of the crown jewels of Chicago and the Midwest, has recently experienced a dramatic drop in water levels. As Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports, that drop has created economic problems for towns that border its shore.Read More
  • Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along the Mighty Mississippi River
    While cargo traffic upriver has gotten lots of attention, the drought is creating a different set of problems downriver at the mouth of the Mississippi, where saltwater has encroached.Read More
  • Minnesota draining its supplies of water
    Nature can’t keep up with demand, prompting disputes in some cities.Read More
  • Mississippi River Levels Likely to Limit Barges in 2013
    Low river levels at the end of 2012 triggered by the nation’s worst drought in more than 70 years forced barge operators such as AEP River Operations LLC to reduce cargoes to navigate in shallow areas of the Mississippi.Read More
  • Regional Business Coalition joins effort to promote rainwater harvesting
    The message about the value of rainwater harvesting should reach a broader audience this year.Read More
  • The ‘Golden Arches’ are going green in South America
    McDonalds are doing rainwater collection in Latin AmericaRead More
  • NYC Rides Green Wave to Clean Up Storm Water

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  • Atlanta renovation achieves highest LEED score in Northern Hemisphere
    A renovated building in Midtown Atlanta has been awarded 95 out of a possible 110 LEED points for its environmental design-the highest score for any new construction in the Northern Hemisphere.Read More
  • Save money by irrigating with harvested rainwater
    The demand for water, a limited natural resource, can be reduced through rainwater harvesting, and everyone benefits.Read More
  • Citigroup exec: Atlanta’s water war first of coming flood

    The mainstream is seeing the impending water supply challenges. Rainwater collection can be part of the solution.

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  • Rainwater Collection Could Save Urban Consumers $90 Million a Year
    While the numbers quoted here are vastly underestimated in terms of potential water supply, the conclusions are correct. Rainwater collection can supply a lot of our water and can reduce municipal water expenditures.Read More
  • New Rainfall Stats for Atlanta
    The 30 year average rainfall has dropped from 50.17″ a year to 49.68″. Despite periodic droughts, rain remains plentiful in metro Atlanta with no distinct wet or dry season. July shows the most rainall at 5.23″ and April shows the least rain, still at 3.36″.Read More
  • Alabama, Florida appeal water ruling to high court
    As expected, Florida and Alabama appealed last summer’s appelate ruling on water to the US Supreme Court. Yesterday was the deadline to do this. This article appeared in today’s AJC.Read More
  • Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O
    This article written by Peter Green recently appeared in Bloomberg. It does a great job of explaining the concept of peak water and what the implication may be.Read More
  • Capturing Rainwater from Rooftops: Report Spotlights Practical Green Infrastructure Solution to Alleviate Nation’s Water Woes
    This article supports what we at ECOVIE have been saying for some time.Read More
  • Sketchy future weighs on local water negotiations
    The water wars are filling the media again. It’s time to think about alternate water supplies like rainwater collection.Read More
  • Water supply, conservation vital
    This article appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constution. It outlines why reservoirs and conservation are a good idea. See the Ecovie blog to see which portions of this article we agree withRead More
  • New reservoirs reckless at best
    An article debating whether new large reservoirs would be a good idea for Metro Atlanta. See Ecovie comments on this in our blog.Read More
  • Water Supply Plan Goes To Governor
    In fact, rainwater collection fits into this plan. Since rainwater collection projects are a form of reservoir, they should qualify for the loan or direct investment program as outlined. Rainwater collection actually meets all of the goals of the program and would enjoy many benefots over larger reservoirs.Bob DrewRead More
  • Catching Rainwater in Atlanta
    ECOVIE Client interviewed on NPR “All Things Considered”.Read More
  • Atlanta potable rainwater ordinance a step closer to passageAtlanta moved one step closer this evening to approving a landmark ordinance that would allow potable rainwater systems in single-family homes. After a public hearing of the City Council’s Utili
    by: Ken EdelsteinThe Green Building ChronicleJuly 21, 2011Read More
  • Georgia Gets More Time To Work On Water Conservation; But Water Wars Are Not Over
    Smith Gambrell & Russell associate Jessica Lee Reece contributed to this column.Read More
  • Memo critical of proposed Lanier study
    Raising lake Lanier will add 28 billion gallons of capacity. A study is required to determine how much water supply this will deliver to metro Atlanta and how much downstream demands will be affected.Read More
  • WATER WOES – Rising growth weighs on water
    Regardless of the decision regarding Lake Lanier on 12 July 2012, Atlanta will be challenged to meet water demand.Read More
  • Water Wars? Thirsty, Energy short China stirs Fear
    The Georgia-Alabama-Florida water wars appear tame compared to this one. When the disputes for water cross national borders, the complexity and chance for high tension escalates.

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