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To Stay Strong, Drink Less Strontium

On December 11, 2015, in Drinking Water, Latest, by Erik

With the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency pushing for strontium regulation in their drinking water, other world powers such as the U.K. may not be behind. Strontium has been linked to decrease bone strength in individuals who don’t consume enough calcium. The EPA is currently evaluating whether or not to impose a direct rule on this […]

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The Never Ending War to Get Wet

On December 10, 2015, in Latest, by Erik

While much of the news is focused on wars fighting for oil, the original liquid that tends to cause bloodshed is battles over water. For thousands of years, water has been a source of tension in terms of territorial ownership, resource claims, and transport. Read here to see how very little of that has changed.

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Electrifying News That’ll Treat Fracking Produced Water

On December 7, 2015, in Latest, by Erik

The process of fracking shale produces immense amounts of saline wastewater, which is partially why fracking receives criticism. However scientists from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have discovered that electrolysis can progressively remove salt from the water. While the water cannot be made potable, the treated water is clean enough to be reused for fracking […]

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NASA Says California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water

On December 22, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

After studying satellite data, NASA stated that California would need 11 trillion gallons of water in order to recover from their severe drought. Finds from this study have revealed the entire southwestern region of the United States has the lowest levels of groundwater in its history since 1949. For more on this finding, please click […]

 

China’s South-North Water Problem

On December 17, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

China is continuing to develop rapidly, with more people moving from the country into cities every year. The South-North Water Transfer (SNWT) project is needed to prevent a water crisis situation. The Central route was completed in October, and the Eastern route was finished in 2013. To make way for the project, roughly 330,000 people […]

 

What climate change means for water and business

On December 16, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

Our freshwater resources are vulnerable, and that has businesses considering the effects of climate change and assessing the risks and challenges to come. Successful companies will have to balance demands for water and other resources with climate activity. Rising sea levels are a big problem, while changing storm patterns may cause more flooding (or alternatively, […]

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New Zealand Farms Prepare for El Nino Drought

On December 10, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

Due to an El Nino weather pattern, New Zealand farmers will be facing summer water restrictions from the Opuha dam that irrigates 40,000 acres of farmland. This comes at a time when dairy farmers are already feeling the hit of falling milk prices. For more on this story, please click here:: El Nino limits water […]

 

ConservaCon Campaigns Water Conservation in California

On December 4, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

With California going through a severe drought, the conservation of its water supply is more important than ever. Twenty water agencies have banded together to throw ConservaCon, a water conservation convention happening this weekend featuring keynote speakers and features throughout the week. For more information on this event, please click here:: CA water agencies to […]

 

Can PVC Pipe Withstand Desert Heat?

On November 28, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

PVC had been considered to be an alternative pipe for water distribution for years, but many older models were deemed unfit for use in areas such as Arizona due to hotter climate affecting the pipes. However, after new discoveries and renovation to PVC pipes over the years, Arizona tested PVC and found it to be […]

 

Net Impact Conference Gathers Corporations, Non-Profits, & Others to Combat Global Water Woes

On November 24, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

The Net Impact Conference in Minnesota discussed how global corporations have implemented programs to improve the lives of those who don’t have access to clean water while in-turn improving their businesses. Coca-Cola, for example, is setting up water purification kiosks in some of the poorest areas of South Africa, Kenya, and Vietnam. For more on […]