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 […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t associate […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | September 6, 2016 Florida has been experiencing a rather serious water crisis as of late, one that has the danger of causing widespread disaster for the region. Most people are describing it as a “guacamole-like sludge” that is due to faulty political and economic decisions […]
Mines like the Gold King Mine Threaten Water with Heavy Metals, Such as Lead and Arsenic – Mines Must Treat Water
The Gold King Mine has been leaking fluids into its surrounding area since its shuttering in 1923. This has resulted in the formation of dozens of toxic wells in its immediate vicinity.
Water is contaminated by numerous different chemicals; there is not one simple treatment or approach to providing healthy drinking water. Save the Water™ (STW™) will expand research and identification of toxic chemicals in water beyond current U.S. governmental regulations.
What are the causes of the global water crisis? Growing population industrialization drought growing demand One sixth of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. In addition, more than 2 million people, most of them children, die each year from water-borne diseases. For example, people in developing countries, where millions don’t […]
Contaminated water education:
Hazard emphasized: Arsenic.Arsenic has long been known as a poison. Whether arsenic has an effect on health depends on the route, dose (how much), and duration (how long) of exposure.
The theme of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) is “Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the Southwest.” Our goals are to address the health effects of contaminants of concern in the U.S. Southwest (and Mexico border), and to characterize, contain, and re-mediate hazardous waste sites.