Disability and Water Access: Breaking Down Barriers

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save the WaterTM | April 2, 2019 Save the WaterTM celebrated World Water Day 2019 in March by highlighting this year’s theme: “Leaving no one behind.”1 While clean water access is a global mission, many people face unique struggles due to their social and economic standing. Therefore, real solutions […]

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Women in Water Decisions: Three Ways You Can Make Waves

Including women in water decisions results in more clean water for all. Access to enough clean water for personal and domestic use is a basic human right. You would think that caregivers, mainly women, who amplify the effects of water would get access to clean water. They don’t.

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Household Water Treatment and Storage in Developing Countries: Three Ways You Can Help

By Rose Delaney, Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | March 8, 2019 What’s Household Water Treatment and Storage? (HWTS) In a nutshell, “Household Water Treatment and Storage” is an important public health initiative that improves global access to water. Significantly, it improves the quality of water by treating it in the home. […]

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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene WASH: 6 Ways You Can Help

By Rose Delaney, Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | January 11, 2019 What’s WASH? Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. First of all, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly put forth the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). Overall, SDG 6 calls for both the global accessibility and effective management of […]

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World Water Day and the Issue of Water Shortage

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.

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Coal Ash Sites Contaminate Water Supply with Deadly Toxic Metals

Coal-fired power plants create around 140 million ton of fly ash and other combustion wastes every year (2). The wastes created from the power plants contain some of the most toxic metals such as titanium, mantancse, arsenic, mercury, lead and molybdenum (1).

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The Dangers of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA replacement

With the public outcry against BPA growing, many manufactures have abandoned it in favor of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA alternative. In 2006, Appleton, the largest manufacturer of thermal papers in North America switched from BPA to BPS. [3] Research has shown that BPS also interferes with the way cells respond to estrogen nearly mimicking BPA. [2] With BPA leaving our daily life and BPS entering, what can be done?

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California’s drought, contaminated groundwater, and its effects on residents

The California drought this year has put many in danger, from the loss of farmers’ products to the drinking water in smaller communities that depend on wells which are often contaminated from pesticide and fertilizer run-off.

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West Virginia Chemical Spill Health Risks

Two potentially dangerous chemicals were accidently dumped into West Virginia’s Elk River in January leaving thousands of people without clean drinking water for weeks. Many were hospitalized due to effects and the level of long-term consequences to the exposed population are still being determined.

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A day in the life of a scientist: DILOS™

A glimpse at SaveTheWater’s education program: DILOS 2013, a part of Word Water Day 2013.

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Success Stories: Getting clean water

Do you want to save the water but don’t know how? Or maybe you have heard too many depressing news about everything, including water?

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Success Stories: Water conservation in today’s businesses

How firms are being socially responsible by conserving water.

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