Drink booze and talk water in SF

“We are thrilled to announce the first in a series of WaterTap gatherings in San Francisco. Hosted by Imagine H2O, WaterTap Happy Hour will convene and grow a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders interested in solving the challenges of water. Imagine H2O aims to build the ecosystem that will enable water entrepreneurship to thrive.

At WaterTap you can:
-Meet a lively group of passionate folks working to change the world
-Enjoy happy hour at one of San Francisco’s most popular venues
-Find collaborators, investors, mentors, feedback, ideas, and overall good company
-Learn about the Imagine H2O Water-Energy Nexus business plan competition, which will close on Nov 15th

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S.F. proposes using recycled water at parks

It doesn’t sound like a radical idea: Watering Golden Gate Park‘s meadows and bowers with treated wastewater.

But for a city that for 75 years has relied on a pristine water supply from the Sierra Nevada, it is.

Today, San Francisco‘s water utility will unveil a proposal for the city’s first large-scale water recycling project, an arc-shaped facility near Ocean Beach that would filter and disinfect 2 million gallons of sewer and storm water each day for use on 1,000 acres of San Francisco land.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/06/BALU1F6JHN.DTL#ixzz0yrY6F5ZM

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Comment: This is a great idea. Government needs to make make sure the recycled water is given a proper legal framework, preventing it from being taken for political purposes.