An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Water woes a worry for Indonesia’s big cities

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 03/23/2011

The rapid growth of Asian cities has not kept pace with the number of people who need clean water and proper sanitation, an expert says.

Densely populated urban areas in Indonesia still face obstacles in providing residents with clean water and adequate sanitation, Hubert Gijzen, the director of Unesco’s office in Jakarta, said on Tuesday.

“Ongoing rapid population increases in cities have impeded efforts to provide proper water and sanitation services for urban people, although progress has been made,” Hubert said.

Hubert made his comments on the sidelines of a discussion titled “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenges” held by the Public Works Ministry, the UN and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

The discussion was held to celebrate World Water Day, observed on March 22.

According to the UN, the water supply in Indonesia’s rural areas increased to 71 percent last year, up from 62 percent in 1990.

On the contrary, the water supply to urban areas decreased to 89 percent last year, down from 92 percent in 1990, partially attributable to a vast increase in urban dwellers.

Gijzen said that finding innovative solutions to provide clean water was urgent given that the world’s population would top 7 billion later this year, half of whom would be concentrated in cities.

Public Works Minister Joko Kirmanto said urban populations in Indonesia had drastically increased from year to year, resulting in the massive exploitation of land and water resources, as well as increased pollution from household and industrial waste.

“We have developed water catchment areas and drainage systems to provide better access to clean water to urban communities and to protect them from flooding,” he told journalists.

Yet urban residents face unstable water supplies due to the improper use of water resources and massive land conversions. Many water catchment areas have been converted to residences or industrial complex.

Gijzen said developing sustainable urban water management practices required a paradigm shift and innovation.

Citing an example, he said that eco-hydrology was a simple engineering technique that offered an effective way to provide better access to clean water for people living in urban areas.

“It sounds like a difficult term, but eco-hydrology basically tries to intervene in water flows in rivers, lakes, or even in coastal areas, with very simple techniques. It will help water bodies to strengthen their purification activities,” he said.

In the Netherlands, for example, local governments bought land from farmers and developed dykes along the riverbanks. “They can spread out the water inside the rivers. The rivers will be biologically more active,” he said.

LIPI director Lukman Hakim said conventional approaches for managing water resources that focused on technical aspects were not enough to cope with water crises in urban areas.

“We need more sustainable and integrated approaches to preserve water resources,” he said.

Gijzen said that eco-hydrology could not be separated from two other important steps — rational water use and innovative water reuse — desperately needed to improve water management. (ebf)

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