Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Ground Water and Wells

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Recently I have been reading, more fittingly referencing, a tome called ‘Ground Water and Wells’, Second Addition and third printing 1989. Not a recent publication and a book I borrowed from work. It totals 1082 pages, the Appendix alone is 178 pages, more than many books. It’s a serious read and there are some jewels. Like what gives water its unusual dissolving powers, the reason mineral waters have minerals. The water molecule is made up of one negatively charged oxygen atom and two positively charged hydrogen atoms. However, the arrangement of the atoms is not symmetrical, but dipolar. At this point the book tells us that the earth is also dipolar, the north pole is positively charged while the south pole is negatively charged. Water is one of the few electrically unbalanced solvents, and for this reason reacts with charged rock forming minerals they come in contact with, stripping away and bonding with them. And this is the reason groundwater, more so than surface water, is mineral rich.

The Drinking Water Book – Colin Ingram

Monday, September 21st, 2020

This book isn’t about mineral water or even bottled waters but does go into some depth about how water sources differ and what you should be looking for in a water or water treatment system. It will though make you think twice about what is coming out of the tap!

The Hidden Messages In Water – Masaru Emoto

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto presents evidence in this ‘New York Times Bestseller’ that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. The quality of water is revealed in full colour photographs using high-speed photography of water crystals. His message is one of personal health, global environmental renewal, and a practical plan for peace that starts with each of us.

The Secret Life of Water – Masaru Emoto

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The latest publication from the New York Times best selling author of ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’. “From its arrival on earth to the vast areas it traverses before emptying into the sea, water holds all the knowledge and experience it has acquired. As phenomenal as it may seem, water carries its whole history, just as we carry ours. It carries secrets, too.”

Water And Salt – The Essence of Life – Dr Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The importance of water and salt in their natural forms becomes an eye-opener after reading this book. This book paves the way for a healthy and holistic lifestyle, conveying esoteric knowledge about how the basic elements of water & salt can be integrated into our lives. The book devotes an entire chapter to FIJI Water.

Water Pack! – H2O Deluxe – Santi Trivino

Friday, September 18th, 2020

“Water Pack! – H2O Deluxe presents a meticulous and international selection of the best packaging designs for bottled water, brands which might be found on the menus in today‘s most select restaurants, bars and spa shops. The bottle‘s design is nearly as essential as the origin of the water itself, a substance so elemental, colorless, and anodyne that nature has provided it free of charge, while human beings have turned it into a truly desirable, powerful and distinctive item.” Water Pack! also features our own brand, ‘Weta Water’, which for us was a learning curve about the creation and development process of a bottled mineral water brand and the challenges that come with it.

Wellsprings – Francis H. Chapelle

Friday, September 18th, 2020

‘Wellsprings – A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters’, as the name suggests is the authoritative work on the history of bottled spring water, from a US perspective. The book examines every aspect of bottled water, from geology and hydrology of springs, chemistry and microbiology of water, and evolution of the bottle. It also touches on law, ethics and marketing principals of the bottled water industry. What could easily have been a dry door stopper text book, is a well written enjoyable page turning read, I often find myself referring back to. Highly recommended for anyone with a serious interest in developing a bottled water source or brand.

Bottlemania – Elizabeth Royte

Friday, September 18th, 2020

The book has a US and convenience bottled water focus, and in particular Nestle and their purchase and commercialisation of Poland Spring in Maine and its impact on the local townspeople of Fryeburg (corporate vs small town America). There are though some well researched chapters about the treatment processes and delivery of traditonal ‘tap’ water which will get you wondering. A good read!

The No Nonsense Guide to Water – Maggie Black

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Water is at once the most ordinary and extraordinary substance because, without it, nothing else survives. Today, global pressures on freshwater raise the spectre of pollution scares, irrigation shortages, rivers so massively dammed and diverted they do not reach the sea, even of ‘water wars’. This No-Nonsense Guide examines the world water crisis in its many dimensions. Illustrated with easy to comprehend charts and images this book is a must read snapshot of the world we now live in from a water stress perspective.

The Good Water Guide – Maureen & Timothy Green

Friday, September 18th, 2020

This “Revised – Up To Date” edition was last published in 1994, but remains one of the few definitive guides to the classic bottled waters of the world. While it doesn’t include many hundreds of recent contemporary and designer brands, it is an authoritative guide to the classic spa towns and springs with a particular focus on Europe. This was our original go to reference and learning guide to mineral waters. Any serious water aficionado will want this book in their collection, and we recommend it as a great starting point for understanding the history and evolution of mineral water segment of the larger beverages sector.

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