World Water Day

Happy Wednesday!

Did you know that World Water Day was this past Friday, March 22nd?

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Source: unwater.org

This day deserves more than a simple shout out. In fact, 2013 has been designated as the International Year of Water Cooperation, so perhaps this annual day to celebrate freshwater is that much more noteworthy ten years after its initial introduction in 1993.

“Water cooperation” is a relatively broad concept, so what exactly does it entail? Take a moment to consider the prevalence of water in your daily life. We drink water, we cook with water, we bathe in water, we swim in water, we energize using water. In other words, it’s necessary for the “fulfillment of basic human needs,” according to UNWater.org. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Hence why the management of this liquid is imperative. UN-Water also states, “Water is a shared resource and its management needs to take into account a wide variety of conflicting interests [food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses]. This provides opportunities for cooperation among users.” Such cooperation seeks to combat global disparities through an “interdisciplinary approach” that  assimiliates both basic and complex social, political, and economic needs worldwide.

You missed out on 2013’s World Water Day, so why should it matter to you? Well, the events promoting this momentous day are certainly not over. Courtesy of UNWater.org, you may click here for a listing of the various celebrations worldwide!

For more information about this awesome day, visit UNWater.org.

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Source: dutchwatersector.com

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Re:Vision Architecture Designs A Better Future [Corporate Conscious Wednesday]

Companies searching for new and innovative ways to become more environmentally responsible need only to look at businesses like our Corporate Conscious Wednesday Winner, Re:Vision Architecture. This company focuses on implementing eco-friendly practices to the structure and design of buildings.

Buildings, which consume about forty percent of the land, water, energy and raw materials used globally, possess a large potential for mitigating current environmental problems. Companies like Re:Vision Architecture (RVA) directly tap into this market by exposing clients to a wide variety of professionals from different fields who work together to develop sustainable designs for projects.

This planning and consulting firm seeks to find a balance between natural and man-made environments. When working on a project, RVA professionals incorporate a chosen sites natural and cultural features with the specific necessities of the client. Additionally, Re:Vision Architecture implements sustainable construction and design ideas to conserve natural resources and to lower operating costs.  To find out more about the goals and methods of Re:Vision Architecture visit their website at www.revisionarch.com.

   Above: Energy innovation hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus which was a Re:Vision Architecture Project!