Researchers Develop Environmentally-Friendly Method of Removing Pharmaceuticals from Water

By Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 5, 2017 The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in water supplies has been well documented for several decades, but the exact threat posed and recommended responses have been debated just as long. The health impact on humans and wildlife remains a concern for many scientists […]

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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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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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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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Chemical Can Alleviate Salt Stress Caused by Fracking

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 19, 2016 A recent study identified Ferric hexacyanoferrate, or Prussian blue, as a possible solution to brine spills caused by fracking. Fracking as an energy source The global need for energy sources is clear. However, there has been much disagreement over the energy sources […]

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Source Water Contaminated? New Interactive EPA Map Will Let You Know

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an online mapping tool—Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters—to provide the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with information about the state of drinking water nationwide.

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Water Roadmap Release in Santa Monica

A county-wide initiative was launched Tuesday in Santa Monica, revealing the latest plan for on-site alternate water supplies. The event saw collaboration between being the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, TreePeople, Heal the Bay, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Water Filtration Using Plant Xylem

This research demonstrates the potential of plant xylem to address the need for pathogen-free drinking water in developing countries and resource-limited settings.

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