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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Sunday, 18 April 2010

OneDrop.org addresses a world class problem_Drinking Water Shortage-This is the Place to Post and Link

However, I am far from convinced that this initiative, if certainly better than none, is of the Prof David J.C. Mackay Class of Big Fixes. To quote David "Big Problems need Big Fixes, Big Actions. "Every big helps.

The Onedrop creator is better known as CEO of the Circque du Soleil, private trip to the Intl. Space Station etc.Guy Laliberté,LINK]

I scanned the list of subjects on Onedrop's Site to discover that I do all and more of the pledged actions!

Here is a copy of my comment contributed to OneDrop. Hopefully management "Gros Legumes"-Big vegetables" as they are called in French will find matter for reflection and action for a BIG FIX!

-Limit private and public manned space travel to the strict necessary. Right Guy?
-In order to invest much much more on intelligent water economies and cleansing, svp.

I shall put a link on one or other or all of my blogs but I do not want my readers to be taken to the cleaners or taken for less intelligent than they are!!!
PS We do almost all of the above, not necessarily for altruistic reasons but for pragmatic, economic ones. most are good for your pocket so please join me not the gas gelling, water wasting, polluting ("high fliers"?)

"Big problems need a big fix "every big helps"
quote Prof. David JC. Mackay FRS,
His book is   "Without Hot Air"

free online version and no paper wasted, but it's tough to read all that way as I mostly do or go to the library on foot.  I am lucky to live near the library although high level books are few and in english non-existent. More's the pity, such is the effect of clientelisme.
cf my approaches.
-Materials Science and Engineering Defined AND
-This-Above-All, this blog.
2 of Seven.

some Refs on Amazon
1 .                                  2.

MCC has approved over $7.4 billion in compact and threshold programs worldwide that support country-determined projects in such sectors as:
•agriculture and irrigation,
•transportation (roads, bridges, ports),
water supply and sanitation,
•access to health,
•finance and enterprise development,
•anticorruption initiatives,
•land rights and access,
•access to education.

Comment on ref.2: Even at 10times the price of ref.1 it is certainly worth the inversment for serious national, regional, professionals, governance etc

Ref 3. in French from and  for Quebecois.
Eau potable au Quebec dans la vallee du Saint-Laurent: l'impact des changements climatiques.: An article from: Quebec Studies