Desalination of Inland Underground Water May Prove Pivotal in Meeting Community Water Needs

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 […]

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Subterranean Storage May Be Useful in Storing Floodwater

Article courtesy of John Upton | February 22nd, 2017 | Salon | Shared as educational material. Different communities in California are looking at capturing storm and floodwater and storing it underground. Terranova Ranch in Fresno County noted that subterranean storage can be built for a fraction of the cost of dams. Semitropic Water Storage District […]

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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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Scientists Develop a Method to Warn of Toxic Algae Blooms Before They Develop

By William Young, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | February 3, 2017 Scientists have found more than one way to determine when a harmful algae bloom will occur. With these advancements water ecosystems will be even more protected. Algae bloom is a natural process that occurs when an abundance of nutrients enters an area […]

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GPS Devices Installed into Water Tankers to Ensure Safe Water

Article courtesy of TC Sreemoli | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. The district disaster management cell in Ernakulam, India, has decided to install GPS devices into hundreds of water tankers to ensure that the tankers do not collect contaminated water. More than 300 water tankers distribute water in […]

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Primer is Being Developed to Detect Arsenic Contamination

Article courtesy of Utah State University | February 10th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A team of researchers at Utah State University College of Engineering developed a new primer that will detect genes in bacteria that convert arsenic into a toxic form that contaminates groundwater. Arsenic contamination is a huge, worldwide […]

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Water System Efficacy Tested in Sustainable Buildings

Article courtesy of University of Pittsburgh | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. There are few studies of water systems in sustainable buildings. A new study at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes changes that. The system treats all non-potable water onsite. The study, which is the first of its kind, […]

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Feedback on Water Use Could Lead to Conservation Efforts

Article courtesy of University of Bonn | February 8th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study conducted in Switzerland shows that real-time feedback can lead to resource-related behavioral changes, in other words, saving water. Researchers from the University of Bonn, ETH Zürich, and the University of Bamberg studied a total […]

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Ocean Acidification: Local Solutions for a Global Problem

By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 26, 2017 The ocean is undergoing chemical reactions that impact marine life and humans. Local communities cannot stop these reactions but can slow and manage its effects, in part, by supporting approaches informed by science. What is ocean acidification? The term “ocean acidification” refers […]

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High School Senior Comes Up With Solution to Filter Lead

Article courtesy of Staff of Zack Briggs | February 2nd, 2017 | News 4 Tucson | Shared as educational material. A high school senior in Arizona has developed a process to filter lead out of the water by using algae. Amanda Minke calls the system the Wet Algae Mechanical Filter (WAMF). For developing WAMF, she […]

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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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Uses and Safety of Recycled Water

By April Day, Staff Writer for save the Water™ | December 8, 2016 Increases in the human population are putting unprecedented pressures on freshwater resources. Only 2 to 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh. By 2025, an estimated two-thirds of the world will be under stressed water conditions (Save the Water, n.d.). To meet […]

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