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Clean Water, 2nd ed: An Introduction to Water Quality and Water Pollution Control
"Clean Water" is a book for anyone who is concerned about this precious resource and wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, and geographic issues associated with water quality and water pollution control.89% (8)
Most other books on water quality and pollution control are highly technical and very specific, and are aimed at engineers, scientists, or attorneys. "Clean Water," on the other hand, is a comprehensive discussion of the subject intended for a wider audience of science students, educators, and concerned citizens.
Using photos and diagrams to illustrate and explain concepts, Vigil provides sufficient detail to educate readers about many broad topics and includes additional references at the end of each chapter for exploring specific topics in more detail.
"Clean Water" summarizes the basic fundamentals of water chemistry and microbiology and outlines important water quality rules and regulations, all in concise, understandable prose. It describes the basic scientific principles behind water pollution control and the broader approach of addressing water pollution problems through watershed management. There are sections on drinking water and a concluding chapter entitled "Getting Personal about Clean Water" about citizen involvement at home and in the community.
So Patrick Smith who averages well over 30,000 views per photo (or so it seems ;) decided to call me out on my umbrella technique, so I thought I better give a little explanation as to it’s origins. That way when you guys begin to see tons of umbrellas being used by coastal photographers all over the world, you will know the true story of how this came to be. If you ask any coastal shooter what the toughest aspects of shooting the ocean up close and personal are, their response would most likely be crashing rogue waves, sea spray, and the toll the sand and salt water takes on their expensive camera equipment. Being fairly new to coastal photography, I have had to send my 5dmkii back to Canon TWICE already in the last month and a half due to water related issues, so I began to try and devise a way to get the shots I envision while trying to mitigate the adverse effects to my gear. The first step in this process was a cheap and simple fix, which is a custom “camera condom” made from a large clear plastic bags (admittedly nothing new here). I simply cut out holes for my lens (use rubberband to secure), my L bracket, etc. On days where there is rain or particularly fierce sea spray or rogue wave danger, I usually slip this cover on before I shoot just to protect my cam. It looks pretty ridiculous in the field, but I have to overcome some of the cheap build construction and lack of weather proofing on the 5dmkii (which I love otherwise). This cover has seemed to help, but on a recent particularly difficult shoot at Carmel River Beach, I was trying to get a shot with water cascading down the beach rocks to the sea, and not having much luck. In order to get the cascades, there needed to be a sizable wave crashing and pushing well beyond my vantage point, and the cascade would only flow for 3-4 seconds as the wave receded to the ocean. Due to the bright horizon, I had a 3 stop reverse GND on a Lee Foundation Kit holder. As I would wait for the larger waves in the set, sea spray from the violent surf was blowing like crazy and eventhough I covered my filter while I waited for my shot with a baggy, everytime a large enough wave would pound down I was forced to pull the camera and baggy and run like a little girl away from the incoming wave, not able to get the shot I wanted. After cleaning my filter numerous times and failing miserably to get the shot I wanted (and getting drenched literally head to toe by crashing waves), I decided to rethink this. I usually carry a rather large “Just-in-case” type camera bag, and always carry an umbrella for rainy situations. Well, I figured the conditions I was shooting in were KIND of like rain, why not try the umbrella to shield my cam from the wave crashes and sea spray (I could duck under it too if need be). I began to use this technique, and low and behold, the umbrella was strong enough that I could leave my camera in place, shield the camera and lens from the crash and sea spray, then remove the umbrella at the last second to capture the moment I needed. I’m sure I looked like a total moron to other passersby on the beach, but I’m of the mindset that you gotta do whatever it takes to get the shot, even if you may not be fashionable or may not look like you know what you’re doing. Other photographers will always size you up based on your gear, your clothes, technique (or lack thereof) etc., but rarely are we able to see what they actually come away from a location, which is part of the fun. This was shot on the only cloudy day we've had in the past week or so, On that beach you've seen a million times before. I HAD to include some image as an excuse to convey my umbrella story, so as the late Paul Harvey would say, now you know the rest of the story... Thanks again for the nice little write up Patrick and for not being too hard on my unconventional techniques in the field-I'll buy you a beer next time ;)Sadiq Khan MP walks for clean water
Sadiq Khan MP walks for clean water - Tooting MP Sadiq Khan and Tooting campaigner Kate Norgrove walked for water at Westminster yesterday as part of a global campaign to raise awareness for the world water and sanitation crisis. To mark United Nations' "World Water Day", Sadiq and Kate got a taste of the daily reality for millions of people by carrying water containers on a short walk near the Houses of Parliament at Victoria Gardens. The event, called World Walks for Water, was organised by global campaign group End Water Poverty, and saw hundreds of thousands of people across the globe walking in solidarity with the 900 million people worldwide who still have no access to safe drinking water, and the 2.6 billion people without a toilet. Sadiq Khan MP said, "Lack of water and sanitation traps some of the world's poorest people in a vicious circle of disease, lost life chances and poverty," "The burden of this crisis largely falls on women and children, and so today I wanted to highlight the critical need for these basic services in the developing world." Kate Norgrove, Head of Campaigns for Water Aid, said, "Here in the UK it's hard to begin to imagine what life would be like if we didn't have clean water coming from our taps, or a toilet in our homes to use," . "But for billions around the world this is the reality, which has dire consequences on their ability to survive." Margaret Batty, WaterAid Policy and Campaigns Director said, "Water and sanitation are essential for improving health, education, gender equality and economic growth,". "While the world waits to take action on the global water and sanitation crisis, 4,000 children die every single day from related illnesses. Today hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have demanded that the world wakes up to this deadly emergency. Billions without these basic services can't wait any longer."
Mom's little meteorologist can track and record the weather outside with 4M's Green Science Weather Station. This cool kit contains a rain gauge, thermometer, and terrarium for studying the greenhouse effect.Spark your kid's scientific curiosity with 4M kids' science kits, then exercise the rest of their body by sending them outside for a bike ride in a stylish, safety-approved helmet. The parent-experts at our Campfire Blog are into science and the outdoors too, stop by and check us out! Features Kid-safe weather tracking station Grow plants and study the greenhouse effect with the terrarium Includes rain gauge, anemometer, and wind vane Completed station is 8 ?" x 4 ?"...Similar posts:
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