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. However, the source of the contamination is unclear. Some evidence indicates that water being supplied to a nearby hospital also contains lead. This […]

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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. Although, you cannot buy water as an asset but you can invest in water-related industries. 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 […]

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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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PFC Contamination Continues to Persist in the World’s Water

Article courtesy of the Staff of ChemEurope | November 17th, 2016 | ChemEurope.com | Shared as educational material. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) pervade the industrialized world and may cause harm to humans. Because PFCs’ chemical bonds are one of the strongest in nature, PFC contamination is among the most difficult to remediate, particularly in groundwater. Current […]

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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. As of right now, scientists do not know what is causing […]

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Water Infrastructure May Take a Turn for 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 and other nations 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 […]

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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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Venice: A Historic City Facing Modern Contamination

By Kimberly Sung, Education Project Leader for Save the Water™ | November 3, 2016 Venice, “the Floating City,” was built in the 5th century over 118 low-lying saltmarshes in the Venetian Lagoon, which is located along the northeastern shore of Italy. The city developed from a series of smaller communities that, over time, became unified […]

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Manchar River in Kaarachi Faces Water Crisis

Article Courtesy of Hafeez Tunio | August 9th, 2016 | The Express Tribune | Published as Educational Material One of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes, the Manchar river in Kaarachi is heavily polluted due to water contamination. Most of the people living nearby have diets consisting of varieties of fish or have jobs that are dependent […]

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