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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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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San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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Industrial Lubricant Could Be Key to Killing Harmful Bacteria in Water

Article courtesy of Staff of Staff of Stanford Magazine | October 28th, 2016 | Stanford Magazine | Shared as educational material. A materials science and engineering lab at Stanford University recently issued a paper showing how a certain common industrial lubricant can produce chemicals that kill bacteria in the water. Led by Professor Yi Cui, […]

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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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New water treatment technology can seek-and-destroy harmful pathogens

By Kimberly Sung, Associate Director of Education for Save the Water | December 15th, 2016 In recent years, harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) have been responsible for high-profile outbreaks of illness and even death. Though cases of infection often arise from food sources, further investigation reveals contaminated water as […]

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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 […]

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California Residents Are Also Suffering From Lead Contamination

Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to get blood tests of civilians in areas of concern and instead have resorted to using soil […]

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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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Toxic Sediment Threatens Cleveland’s Water Supply

Article courtesy of James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer | April 30th, 2016 | Cleveland.com | Shared as educational material. The Ohio EPA and the City Water Department have caught sight of a heap of toxic sediment lying at the bottom of Lake Erie, moving ever so closer to the pipes that supply drinking water […]

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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 […]

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