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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Snow Science Could Be Key to Water Supply in The U.S.

Article courtesy of Staff of Rani Gran | February 16th, 2017 | NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | Shared as educational material. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is leading a field campaign called SnowEx to measure the water contained in snow. More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal […]

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Snyder: Flint may Get Connected to Detroit Water System

A Detroit water official said the department is “excited about the possibility” of resupplying water to Flint.

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These Genetically engineered bacteria send out a signal when Water gets Polluted

Scientists in Canada is developing a fascinating way to sense when water is contaminated. Their box, called the FRED or Field Ready Electrochemical Detector, contains “tunable” bacteria that react in the presence of unwanted substances.

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Major Contract for Vermont Company to Improve Mexican Drinking Water

A Vermont manufacturing company signed a contract Wednesday to produce state-of-the-art water filtration units for schools and other public places in Mexico.

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LCRA Gets OK to Keep Water from Being Released Downstream

Despite unprecedented rainfall totals in recent months, Central Texans are still concerned about the future of the region’s water supply.

A decision being made Wednesday by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality could affect that outlook. The TCEQ is considering a request by the Lower Colorado River Authority to extend an emergency order which would keep water from being released downstream to farmers.

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City of Everett Acknowledges “Strange Taste and Smell” To Drinking Water

Recently the City of Everett has received complaints of a strange smell and taste in its drinking water. The cause is apparently an algae bloom. Here’s the official explanation from Marla Carter at Everett Public Works…
An algae bloom in Lake Chaplain Reservoir—the drinking water source for much of Snohomish County—has resulted in numerous reports of unpleasant water tastes or odors. Everett staff is working to resolve the issue, which is purely aesthetic and has no impact on the safety of the drinking water.

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Meeting Tonight on Water Contamination in Mizer Addition

The Tuscarawas County Health Department, along with the village of Newcomerstown, Oxford Township and Tuscarawas County officials, will meet with residents of the Mizer Addition east of Newcomerstown, where traces of tetrachloroethene, or PCE, were detected following a series of groundwater tests conducted since January.

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Gas Production Polluted Drinking Water in Texas, Study Finds

Gas production is polluting drinking water in Texas. But about the findings the gas industry is denying the charges, the industry is saying the energy boom has not polluted water supply.

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State Mandated Water Conservation Begins

This is the first week of State mandated water conservation regulations.

Last month, the Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors had already established Stage 3 mandatory water conservation measures which affects about 12,600 customers

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Drug Take-Back Day benefits all

Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. These events, which are held twice a year in the spring and fall, allow consumers to bring their unused, unwanted and expired pharmaceutical drugs to a central location to be disposed in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious way.

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Saving water in Beijing

Article courtesy by China Daily | Aug 23, 2013 | China Daily Beijing plans to install water-permeable bricks for free in 60 residential quarters of approximately 200,000 square meters next year, in order to make use of rainwater. Also, remotely monitored water meters will be installed for major water users, Beijing Times reports. Beijing initiated rainwater […]

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