While I don’t want to minimize the magnitude of the many environmental challenges we face as a species, it’s also good to get a dose of good news now and again, as a reminder that these problems are not as insurmountable as they seem. Time.com has an excellent example in an article on a new water filtration system being implemented in Orange County, CA, that could go a long way in advancing sustainable fresh water use and reuse and greatly reduce the severity of the still ongoing Water Crisis. 

To those who deride the system as “toilet-to-tap” and equate it to drinking sewage, I say get over it before the day comes when you’re reduced to drinking ACTUAL sewage.