Water Sustainability Blog

News on the world’s most precious resource, including the latest in research, trends, and treatment advances

What Is Decentralized Treatment?

Why is decentralized treatment an important solution for global water scarcity challenges? As the climate shifts and water supplies shrink due to increased use by municipalities, agriculture, and industry, the need for effective and efficient water and wastewater...

Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

Arsenic, a metalloid element, is found in many naturally occurring compounds. In its inorganic form, arsenic is toxic. Arsenic occurs naturally in some groundwater supplies worldwide, including in the drinking water supplies in parts of Taiwan, Japan, Bangladesh, and...

U.S. Utilities Increasing Water Reuse Investment

Decreased technology costs are prompting more municipal water utilities in the United States to invest in new water reuse infrastructure. In fact, a new forecast projects more than $18 billion in water reuse and desalination projects are on tap in 17 states, according...

Water Treatment Membrane Coating Promises Chemical-Free Virus Removal

A novel material coating for water treatment membranes promises to improve the removal of water-borne viruses during treatment. This hydrogel coating, known as a zwitterionic polymer hydrogel, was created by scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the...

Snow Studies Track Changes in Water Availability

New analysis of snowpack data by two research groups has changed conventional understanding of the mechanics of snowmelt: Both teams found warmer weather may change the amount of snow as well as how it melts. These studies are important in developing a better...

Groundwater Depletion Compounds China’s Water Scarcity

Continued population growth and urbanization are causing problems throughout China. Analysts say groundwater depletion is one of them. Unrestrained water extraction is compounding water scarcity as demand grows. The nation is experiencing "a massive water crisis,"...

Reuse Turns Stormwater Runoff From a Problem to an Asset

With so much concern about water scarcity around the world, it seems a no-brainer that rain is a good thing. But nothing's perfect. Even something as beneficial as precipitation can have its downsides. One problem, of course, is flooding. Another problem you may not...

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