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 […]


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 […]


Many American Rivers are Threatened by Pollution

Article Courtesy of Katie Valentine | April 12th, 2016 | Think Progress | Published as Educational Material A report, released Tuesday by American Rivers, lists ten of the most threatened rivers in the country. These rivers all have two things in common: they’re threatened by mismanagement or various sources of pollution, and many of them […]


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 […]


Chinese Government Institutes Plan to Stop Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Vaidehi Shah | May 19th, 2016 | Eco-Business | Shared as educational material. China has had a long history of having a dire water pollution crises; waters in certain areas have been murky enough to classify the villages near them as “cancer villages”. However, there is hope for a change. The Chinese […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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