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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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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