Reprinted with permission from author Chandler Van Voorhis of C2Invest Two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen, water is the source of life. But, is water intelligent? As Charles Fishman writes in his newly released book, The Big Thirst, “Everything human beings do is, quite literally, a function of water, because every cell in our bodies is plumped full [...]
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Current economic literature provides some insights into the importance of water to various sectors, including agriculture, tourism, fishing, manufacturing, and energy production, but this information is dispersed and, in many cases, incomplete. EPA is conducting a study on the importance of water in the U.S. economy to: Summarize existing knowledge about the role and importance [...]
Posted in planning on May 24th, 2011
What is the value of clean, clear water flowing down a mountain stream? Many would say “priceless,” as irreplaceable as air or sunshine. But the truth is that healthy, intact ecosystems and the ecological services they provide have tangible values which can be measured. Trout Headwaters we’re in the business of helping our clients identify [...]
Posted in stewardship on May 22nd, 2010
Author Alice Kenny writes: “In the classic US television comedy The Beverly Hillbillies, a poor mountaineer named Jed Clampett strikes oil on his land and must adapt to a new life of luxury. Audiences chuckled and cheered, and no one questioned for a moment Jed’s right to cash in on his largesse. After all, it [...]