Water Sustainability Blog

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

What Is Energy Recovery?

Processes like incineration and anaerobic digestion not only provide sources of energy, but they also reduce waste volume The term "energy recovery" often is applied only to a narrow number of methods for converting wastes into energy, when in fact it applies to a...

Reducing Agriculture’s Water Footprint

Decentralized Water Reuse Can Help Preserve Sources of Fresh Water As the world population grows, so does the demand for food and the need to grow more crops. In many regions of the world, water has become a scarce resource, with supplies affected by climatic changes....

Decentralized Water Treatment and Local Water Shortages

MIT researchers conclude that alternative approaches to water planning can alleviate urban water supply issues quickly and inexpensively Urban areas around the world are expanding rapidly as the global population increases and people are moving to cities at a fast...

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...

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