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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Genesee County May Have to Rely on Detroit Water for More Time

Article courtesy of Paul Egan | February 16th, 2017 | Detroit Free Press | Shared as educational material. Genesee County, including Flint, Michigan, will have to stay on Detroit water longer than expected. Treating water at flint will cost $108 million. And it won’t be ready by October 1 of this year. So Flint has […]

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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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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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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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European Court of Justice Rules over Ireland’s Wastewater Treatment

Article courtesy of Staff of RTÉ.ie| February 15th, 2017 | RTÉ.ie | Shared as educational material. The European Union publicized that it is suing Ireland in the European Court of Justice over wastewater treatment failures at 38 locations in the country. Some of these failures could have been addressed in 2000. Ireland needs €433 million […]

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Florida’s Space Coast Water System Sees Massive Sewage Entrance

Article courtesy of Staff of NBC 6 News | January 28th, 2017 | NBC 6 News | Shared as educational material. A broken sewer pipe “accidentally” released 14,000 gallons of “raw sewage” into a storm water system that goes into the Indian River Lagoon, according to authorities. The release was not stopped for 4 hours. […]

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Predicting Uranium Contamination Will be Easier With These Models

Article courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will lead to better models that predict uranium contamination in groundwater at former mining sites. This new study discovered that […]

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Oroville Dam Forced to Use Emergency Spillway after Crisis

Article courtesy of Henry Fountain | February 13th, 2017 | New York Times | Shared as educational material. The Oroville Dam in California was forced to use its emergency spillway for the first time since its construction nearly 50 years ago. The dam is also using its main spillway, which is damaged by erosion. Lake […]

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