Sometimes utilities, especially those with publicly elected boards, defer the maintenance of their equipment because raising taxes or rates is unpopular with voters. But updating outmoded infrastructure and securing access to new water sources amid scarcity and drought are expensive tasks. These efforts are pushing rates upward.
After more than a year of public concerns, the Flint, MI medical community stepped forward on Thursday to address the health concerns of lead contamination in city water.
Tap water that has been left to sit out slowly begins to acquire an off taste. Many assume that this is because of microorganisms. Treated water’s added chlorine will take care of small communities of these little guys, but at room temperature they begin to multiply rapidly and can really get the party started. Even with clean water and a clean glass; one sip introduces a host of germs to the mix, in addition to whatever the water may have picked up by ambient dust.
Japan signed a grant aid of 27.5 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a clean water project and a human resource development program. The aid includes 25 million U.S. dollars for water supply system in southwestern Kampot province and 2.5 million U.S. dollars for 24 young Cambodian government officials to study in Japan for two years.
Water contains many of the nutrients that make us health and keep us alive. Unfortunately, some chemicals in water are also dangerous.
Massachusetts has established a reputation for welcoming high-tech and life sciences companies. Now, state officials have their eyes on another promising sector, water technology, which aims to stretch, reclaim, and create water supplies to quench the thirst of growing populations in an increasingly warmer world.
In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million hectares in the world was equipped for irrigation but only 84 percent of that area was actually being irrigated.
We all have habits, but it can be beneficial need to break patterns in order to conserve. Here are 10 ways, as suggested by wateruseitwisely.com,to save water:
I have reported on the Colorado River for five years. I know it as a legal argument, as a topographic feature, as an obstacle, and as a matrix of charts, calculations, and grim projections. I’ve read its case law.
In the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20), water has been recognised as the key to achieving sustainable development as it is closely linked to all other important issues.
This year, the theme is “Water and Sustainable Development,”1 highlighting the issue of water scarcity. Water is a resource used every single day, often times irresponsibly or absentmindedly, making this theme highly relevant for today.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
The discovery comes following a study on the Thames river by scientists at the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School.