Other Waterfeatures (from birdbaths to lakes)

Water’s Complex Human Narrative
The story of water and the need to control is very much the story of human existence. According to author Giulio Boccaletti, efforts to transport and store water for agriculture and human consumption was, and remains, the primary organizing force in human society, a phenomenon that lives on to this day. ...
Aquascape’s 4-Outlet Pond Aeration Kits
Aquascape (St. Charles, IL) offers the 4-Outlet Pond Aeration Kit for oxygenating ponds, and enhancing water quality. The quiet and energy-efficient design of the kit comes with winter-resistant airline, preassembled check valves, and four weighted air stones that disperse oxygen throughout the pond, supporting biological balance and health. Learn more here.
Reusing Water
Is reusing water for irrigation, industry, construction and even drinking a viable solution to water shortages? In a purely practical sense, reports Eric Herman, the answer is a resounding yes; but, when it comes to public perception, there are big hurdles waiting be to overcome. ...
Beaver Believers
Beavers are among the most industrious and environmentally impactful animals on earth. Perhaps second only to humans, beavers are born to control their environment, and they are extremely good at it. One might even say, beavers are nature’s watershapers. ...
Aquatic Elevation
When the city of Long Beach, Calif. sought to revitalize its harbor-front and downtown, civic leaders turned to the water in the form of a world-class ocean aquarium as a centerpiece of a long-term development plan. Now more than two decades later, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a popular attraction that, indeed, ushered in an era of civic reinvention. ...
Havasu Blue
Often cited as having some of the most beautiful waters and surrounding landscape in the Southwestern United States, Arizona’s Havasu Canyon is one of the Grand Canyon’s most remote destinations. For those who manage the journey, the reward is a visual pageant sculpted by geology and dynamic water chemistry. ...
Understanding Aquaponics
As drought increases in frequency and severity, all the while the demand for affordable food sources rise with growing populations, the need for efficient farming practices becomes ever more urgent. One technique, aquaponics, might just be part of the answer, and could be a possible growth opportunity for watershapers. ...
The Broken Sea
California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea, has a deeply troubled and enigmatic history. Located in the arid Imperial Valley, the aptly named and highly saline body of water is shrinking and becoming more and more toxic, leading to disuse, abandonment and environmental damage to wildlife and air quality. To say the future of these troubled waters has become uncertain is an understatement. ...
Theaters of the Seas
The AquaTheaters located on the Oasis class of Royal Caribbean cruise ships are arguably the most unusual and dynamic performance venues found on the high seas. As Crystal Fountains’ George Ayer explains, taking part in the development of the fountain effects for these spectacular productions has been a thrilling high adventure.    ...
Defeating Drought
Dry times are inevitable, writes Eric Herman; and, at present, all indications are that much of the Western U.S. is in the early stages of what looks to be a severe drought. That’s why, he says, the sooner we face the reality of ever-increasing demand for freshwater and dwindling supply, the sooner society can push back against the potential horror and disaster of water shortages. ...