Ocean Acidification: Local Solutions for a Global Problem

By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 26, 2017 The ocean is undergoing chemical reactions that impact marine life and humans. Local communities cannot stop these reactions but can slow and manage its effects, in part, by supporting approaches informed by science. What is ocean acidification? The term “ocean acidification” refers […]

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Syrian Water Supply Continues to Dwindle as Tensions Increase

Article courtesy of Staff of Deutsche Welle | December 25th, 2016 | Deutsche Welle | Shared as educational material. “We can live without electricity, but we can’t live without water.” Rasha, a 51-year old housewife in Damascus, Syria, lamented after the government shut all water off in the city for 3 days. The government decided […]

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Water Supplied to Australian Hospital is Contaminated With Lead

Article courtesy of Staff of ABC News | January 24th, 2017 | ABC News | Shared as educational material. In Perth, Australia, water supplied to a yet-unopened children’s hospital had lead contamination, with the source of the contamination unclear. Some evidence indicates that water being supplied to a nearby hospital also contains lead. This evidence […]

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Investing in Water-Related Industries is Vital to the Water Sector

Article courtesy of Stash | November 17th, 2016 | Investopedia | Shared as educational material. Three of the largest drivers of an expanding water economy are population, agriculture, and aging water infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers predicts that America’s public and private sectors will need to invest $2.98 billion in wastewater and $1 […]

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Toxic Salts Increase in Concentration Around Manchar Lake

Article courtesy of Jan Khaskeli | January 12th, 2017 | International: The News Magazine | Shared as educational material. Increased salinity and contamination around Manchar Lake in Pakistan have left the once thriving community destitute, forcing people to relocate and rendering once arable land infertile. The water table is also dropping, perhaps from unchecked boring, […]

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Diarrhoeal Disease Outbreak in Taramani, India from Contamination

Article courtesy of TNM Staff | December 22nd, 2016 | The News Minute | Shared as educational material. In Taramani, India, people suffered acute diarrhoeal disease from water contamination. The patients had been admitted to Government Royappetah Hospital and Tondiarpet Central Communicable Hospital from December 15 to December 20. But officials deny a cholera outbreak. […]

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Hexavalent Chromium and Heavy Metals Plague Indian Lakes

Article courtesy of the Staff of Deccan Chronicle | December 27th, 2016 | The Deccan Chronicle | Shared as educational material. In all samples taken from five lakes and groundwater in Hyderabad, India, a study found high concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a dangerous form of chromium. The high concentrations exceeded standards set by the World […]

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Nova Scotia Sees Huge Amounts of Marine Life Death

Article courtesy of The Canadian Press | December 28th, 2016 | thestar.com | Shared as educational material. Recently, a large number of dead starfish, clams, lobsters, and mussels have washed up on a western Nova Scotia beach paralleling the massive herring death toll earlier. Scientists do not know what is causing these deaths: it’s a […]

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Water Infrastructure May Take a Turn for the Worse in the Future

Article courtesy of Celine Naughton | November 27th, 2016 | New Irish News | Shared as educational material. So far this year, 86,000 people throughout Ireland have had to boil their water to make it safe to use or drink. While most of Ireland’s 962 drinking water supplies comply with regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Lakes, Reservoirs, and other Water Sources Continue to Suffer in China

Article courtesy of Reuters | November 18th, 2016 | Fortune | Shared as educational material. Despite commitments to crack down on polluters, the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs in several regions has deteriorated significantly. In recently published documents, inspectors found that a fifth of the water in the Yangtze’s feeder rivers in […]

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Major Water Bodies in Goa Contaminated: GSPCB

GSPCB chairman Jose Manuel Noronha said that while monitoring water bodies, the board has established the presence of faecal coliform of 90MPN (most probable number) in most water bodies. In normal case, water should have zero MPN for drinking purpose. He also said that the rivers must have got contaminated because of sewage discharge from animals as well as human.

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