Saturday, February 11, 2006

Environmental Hit Parade -- Let's Conquer Thirst!

I confess I haven't read it yet, but Thirst: A Short History of Drinking Water intrigues me.  As readers know, the royalties of this blog are now devoted to international NGOs providing safe, clean drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education.  The 7th Millennium Development Goal seeks to cut in half the number of people without those essentials by 2015.  Current estimates are that it will cost about $ 16 billion additional per year until 2015 to accomplish that goal.  I find it unbelievable that we cannot globally achieve that goal, especially when unnecessary deaths from water-borne diseases exceed 2 million, mostly children, each year.  That's one child every 15 seconds.

For those of you who are members of faith-based communities, I suggest that you sponsor a DRINK WATER FOR LIFE challenge.  Drink water instead of lattes (sodas, bottled water, coffee, alcohol).  Do it for Lent (or your appropriate analogous spiritual break.  Get your friends, your synagogue or church, school or workplace to do the same.  Collect the money you save, gather it together on  Easter (or whatever date makes sense in your faith tradition), put it in a Water Fund, and send it to one of the organizations that do this work.  With just $ 5000, an entire village of 200 - 500 people can be supplied with safe, clean, sustainable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education. 

If you need addresses of faith-based organization who do this work, or secular charitable organization who do this work, let me know.  If you need flyers explaining the problem, let me know.  Together we can make a difference.

Link: SSRN Top Downloads.

1 107 hits
Moral Heuristics or Moral Competence? Reflections on Sunstein John Mikhail, Georgetown University - Law Center, Date posted to database: January 31, 2006 Last Revised: February 6, 2006

2 54 hits
Setting the Agenda for New Governance Research Orly Lobel, University of San Diego - School of Law, Date posted to database: May 20, 2005 Last Revised: December 19, 2005

3 40 hits
You Can't Pay Them Enough: Subsidies, Environmental Law and Social Norms Andrew James Green, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, Date posted to database: December 19, 2005 Last Revised: December 31, 2005

4 40 hits
Knowing Killing and Environmental Law Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University - Law Center, Date posted to database: January 17, 2006 Last Revised: February 7, 2006

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5 40 hits
Waking from Sustainability's 'Impossible Dream': The Decision-Making Realities of Business and Government David Barnhizer, Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Date posted to database: January 26, 2006 Last Revised: February 3, 2006

6 35 hits
Checks, Balances, and the Cost of Regulation: Evidence from the American States Dorothy Daley, Donald Haider-Markel, Andrew B. Whitford, University of Kansas - Department of Political Science, University of Kansas - Department of Political Science, University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy, Date posted to database: January 3, 2006 Last Revised: January 20, 2006

7 33 hits
Daubert and the Proper Role for the Courts in Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulation Thomas Owen McGarity, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Date posted to database: November 29, 2005 Last Revised: December 16, 2005

8 33 hits
China and the Geopolitics of Oil in the Asian Pacific Region Pablo Bustelo, Complutense University of Madrid, Date posted to database: November 30, 2005 Last Revised: December 18, 2005

9 29 hits
Thirst: A Short History of Drinking Water James Salzman, Duke University - School of Law, Date posted to database: December 13, 2005 Last Revised: January 13, 2006

10 27 hits
Three Cases/Four Tales: Commons, Capture, the Public Trust, and Private Property in Land Dale D. Goble, University of Idaho College of Law, Date posted to database: December 13, 2005 Last Revised: January 27, 2006

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