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  • Why a blog about water? Water–sometimes humorously referred to as dihydrogen monoxide–embodies what are arguably the most fundamental and urgent questions facing every man, woman, and child on the planet.

    Sure, Simpson, but what’s in it for you? Well, for one thing water is the perfect topic for someone with a restless intellect who constantly strives to expand his knowledge of a myriad of subjects, or–more simply–someone so unfocused that ADD cannot be ruled out.

    Waterblogged.info has given me (and my largely imaginary editorial staff) the opportunity to read and rant about such fascinating and diverse topics as biology, geography, history, politics, marketing, and, of course, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. (Hmmm, guess we haven’t gotten to the drugs yet, but hey, the night is young!) Water, in a sense, is life, and never far removed from any human endeavor–far less than six degrees in most cases.

    Water’s deep–but I’m diving in anyway. Consider this my spit in the ocean.

    Jared Simpson
    Editor in Chief


    16 Responses

    1. Hi,

      Might want to include http://www.waterwebster.com/ under your Water News Sites.

      Also, wouldn’t mind a promo for the academically inclined H-Water email listserv, found at http://www.h-net.org/~water/ (I’m a new editor–pretty dead now, but trying to get things hopping).

      Keep up the good work!


    2. This is a great site. I really like your writing style and your content.


    3. Hi — I’m interested in reposting some of your blog entries on AlterNet.org’s new water page, http://www.alternet.org/water.

      Please let me know if that is possible.


    4. Consider submitting your watter blog to our growing green & sustainable blog directory…!

    5. Just started a new site/blog on the intersection of climate change, water, conservation, and economic development issues.


    6. Hi,
      Great resource. Another site for your blogroll: http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/

      Thanks for all the good work!

    7. For the latest news and commentary on Great Lakes water issues, check out http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/blog

    8. Hope you’re well. We just put up a new story you might be interested in. Feel free to give it a plug if you like.

      Eric at WaterNews


    9. Thanks for the plug! A couple of clarifications:

      1) Funding? Ha! We had some pilot money a few years ago, but we are SO broke. And we kind of bristle at the notion of our being well-funded, as it tends to make potential donors think we don’t need any more money. Nothing could be further from the truth!

      2) Peter Gleick’s name is spelled, well, like that.

      Thanks again!
      Circle of Blue

    10. I searched your blog and got no hits on “borrego springs” (CA) which has a serious and worsening groundwater problem. It could be the poster child for a comprehensive and coherent groundwater law in the state. For more information, go to the blog/site I run Any publicity you may be able to give the site and our serious groundwater situation will be much appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work.


    11. Great Site. We need it. I read through the earlier blogs and thought
      about some problems that are coming our way with too much water (sea level rise) and too little water (droughts, starvation, Great Plains acquifer decline, city growth, etc.). Desalination leaves us problems of not only cost, but also waste. What does one do with a pile of salt? I’m looking forward to seeing the idea re-emerge of pulling icebergs to coastal cities that need fresh water (San Diego could use one). Keep us involved and thanks for the site.


    12. Great site – we need to make a water blogging network.

      Mine is http://www.watermanblog.com

      I am the WaterMan, H2O Ambassador.

      Keep it up.

    13. Dear Mr. Waterman,
      Oh, thank you for reaching out to the waterblogging community! Yes, we need a waterblogging network–one that would exclude bullshit sites like watermanblog.com, which should be called watersalesman.com. Shilling for companies angling to make money from people’s fears about water scarcity and quality is not proper blogging. There’s nothing wrong with selling useful products or having ads on your site, but why do you have to pretend to be an independent voice to do so?

    14. Mr. Simpson,

      I thought you might be interested in this week’s feature from Urban Omnibus: landscape architect Adrienne Cortez discusses her project nyc:uncapped and how cities can balance the iconic history of uncapped fire hydrants with the substantial water waste they create.

      Read about the social, physical, and environmental implications of uncapped hydrants and our alternatives to beating the heat: http://urbanomnibus.net/2009/07/nyc-uncapped/

      I hope you enjoy!


    15. I just posted a new editorial on my International Water Law Project blog that comments on Stanley Weiss’ July 13 OpEd in the NYT on Water for Peace (addressing water in the Middle East). My posting can be found at: http://internationalwaterlaw.org/blog/?p=168. I thought you might find it of interest.

      gabriel ….
      Gabriel Eckstein
      International Water Law Project

    16. You are cordially invited to join our Water Community. It would be an honor welcoming you at http://watersite.ning.com . We need your support, knowledge and connections to spread the message. Hope to welcome you soon.

      Kind regards
      Willem Tijssen

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