Water Man Provides Water to Animals in Tsavo West National Park

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. In Kenya, a man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is better known as “the water man.” He drives a water truck containing 3,000 gallons of fresh water to give to the animals at Tsavo West National Park. Some of the […]

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Cape Town Facing Crises Due to Lack of Preparedness for Drought

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. Cape Town is facing a drought. Conservation restrictions have been imposed. But the water must be pumped to an expanding city with a growing population through a system that has a 15% leakage rate. Rain this year is missing […]

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New Methods of Thinking about Water are Necessary to Prevent Crises

Article courtesy of Libby Bernick | February 22nd, 2017 | GeenBiz | Shared as educational material. Water crises outranked weapons of mass destruction and infectious disease as “the top societal risk to the global economy.” In 2016, companies indicated that lack of clean fresh water led to more than $14 billion in costs. One organization […]

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European Court of Justice Rules over Ireland’s Wastewater Treatment

Article courtesy of Staff of RTÉ.ie| February 15th, 2017 | RTÉ.ie | Shared as educational material. The European Union publicized that it is suing Ireland in the European Court of Justice over wastewater treatment failures at 38 locations in the country. Some of these failures could have been addressed in 2000. Ireland needs €433 million […]

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UK Ban on Microplastics May Be First Step to Comprehensive Plan

Article courtesy of Press Association | February 8th, 2017 | The Guardian | Shared as educational material. The United Kingdom is considering banning microplastics, which are tiny plastics no more than 5mm in diameter. Marine life can eat microplastics, which already number in the trillions in the sea. Microplastics can harm fish and crustaceans. Environmental […]

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Hyderabad’s Water Problems to Get Worse as Summer Creeps Closer

Article courtesy of Sunil Mungarai | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. In Hyderabad, India, water problems are expected to get worse by summer. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) planned to lay pipelines to construct service reservoirs and to construct distribution networks, but these plans have been delayed. These […]

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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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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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Carcinogens Threaten Water Supply of East Chinese Schools

Article Courtesy of Staff Reporters of South China Morning Post | April 18th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material Hundreds of students in an east Chinese school had suffered from serious medical issues recently. It was found that the prime suspect was three former chemical plants that have been releasing […]

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Septic Tanks are Being Built So that Pollution in Lagos Will Be Reduced

Article Courtesy of Staff of The News | March 27th, 2016 | The News | Published as Educational Material The Lagos State Waste Water Management Office (LSWMO) has begun to put stricter laws concerning the usage of septic tanks. The officials advise residents of Lagos to build these tanks in their area in order to […]

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Villagers are Put at Risk due to Trash Dumping into Lake Tai

Article Courtesy of Staff of South China Morning Post | July 11th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material The drinking water for Suzhou is threatened due to contamination of Lake Tai by twelve thousand tonnes of rubbish. Unfortunately, officials can’t deduce what exactly is in the garbage that has been […]

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Botulism Strikes Spain and is Predicted to Worsen

Article courtesy of Tim Sandle | June 7th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Shared as educational material. Last Spring, Spain’s waterbirds have been facing problems with botulism. The bacteria seem to have entered the ecosystem through the effluents from waste water systems. Researchers say that the disease spreads through maggots which infest the bodies of […]

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