By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | May 31, 2019 More than a half a billion pounds of coal ash have hit the road. The hazardous material will travel from Puerto Rico to Florida over the next year. Its final destination? The JED landfill in Osceola County–and possibly Osceola County’s water […]
By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | May 11, 2019 Desalination, the process that turns salt water into drinkable fresh water, is held back by the expense and inefficiency of its methods. But recent discoveries have brought scientists closer to unlocking its full potential. Where is the Water? Of the […]
By Rose Delaney, Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | March 8, 2019 What’s Household Water Treatment and Storage? (HWTS) In a nutshell, “Household Water Treatment and Storage” is an important public health initiative that improves global access to water. Significantly, it improves the quality of water by treating it in the home. […]
By Bhanu Agarwal, Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | November 30, 2018 Plastic waste – Global concern, A Two-Pronged Approach, Including technology Plastic is everywhere: plastic litters landscapes, clogs rivers, and forms islands in the ocean such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. At the same time, plastic fibers continue to poison […]
Race to Slow Ocean Acidification: An Approach Toward Restoration of Natural Water Balance Using Sea Grass
By Bhanu Agarwal, Publishing Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | May 17, 2018 Ocean water faces many threats. One such threat is acidification, which has many harmful effects on marine species. As a result, the field of ocean acidification research is rapidly expanding.1 This research has led to better understanding of the […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Publishing Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | April 26, 2018 The Need for an Alternative As the global population and demands on urban water systems increase, renewable, environmentally-conscious infrastructure in the agricultural sphere become more important. Urban water systems are often inefficient in terms of the environmental health of […]
Around the world and across the United States, usable water is growing scarcer. Underground water, along with conservation, can provide water for growing populations. Treatment, including desalination, could allow communities to access this largely untapped resource. By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 5, 2017 What is desalination? Desalination is the […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 24, 2016 As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, the word “summer” becomes more and more prevalent, and with the word “summer” comes to the word “beach.” The cool water, the soft sand, and the ocean air hold a certain allure […]
Purification Process Makes Purified Water Vulnerable to Arsenic Contamination in Orange County Water District
The issue arose when officials from the OCWD began to observe unusual spikes “in arsenic after it percolated into soils and sediments from surface basins into underground storage aquifers”. What was specifically unusual was that the water that absorbed this excess arsenic had “undergone a rigorous purification process”.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and engineering firm, Janicki Bioenergy, are currently at the forefront of the most recent groundbreaking advances in water science by discovering a way to turn feces into clean drinking water (1).