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Safeguarding Forests Protects Earth’s Water

Healthy forest systems are a key to protecting the world's increasingly scarce water resources, which is why the United Nations chose this relationship as the theme of its International Day of Forests observation. The aim of the day, marked annually on March 21, is to...

Delivery Infrastructure May Contaminate Water Supplies

Clean drinking water must be distributed once it is treated, but sometimes water becomes contaminated as it passes through the pipes and connections used to transport water from Point A to Point B. This has been a problem for decades in the United States, but aging...

What Is Activated Carbon Filtration?

Activated carbon filtration is one of many processes commonly used in water treatment. Activated carbon removes contaminants such as organic materials, and since it also can remove odor-causing contaminants, it can make drinking water more palatable. Long History of...

Filtration’s Role in Water Treatment

Every day we rely on filtration in a wide variety of contexts, from our first morning cup of coffee to that last glass of water at bedtime. As a water treatment process, it's used to purify liquids and gases, both removing harmful substances and improving the taste. A...

Irrigating Olive Trees With Wastewater: No Effect on Oil Quality

New research finds there is little difference in the quality of olive oil when olive trees are irrigated using wastewater. The findings are critical, since the water-scarce Mediterranean region produces much of the world's olive oil. In 2015, Tunisia had a record...

U.S. Holds Water Summit for U.N. World Water Day

The White House Water Summit was held on United Nations World Water Day, March 22, 2016, to draw attention to United States water issues and their solutions. Among the 200 participants were business leaders, industry experts, academic researchers, and policymakers,...

What Is Pure Oxygen Aeration?

Aeration is a well-known process most of us understand and have experienced -- who hasn't blown bubbles through a straw into a liquid or seen water jet from a decorative fountain? But what is pure oxygen aeration? Aeration is used to either mix, circulate, or dissolve...

In Drought-Stricken Africa, Flies Are Bred for Sustainable Feed

As drought in Africa continues to challenge food and water supplies, entrepreneurs are meeting the challenge with novel, sustainable solutions including maggot farming, which, according to Reuters, provides a feed alternative for farmers and aquaculture operations. It...

Clean Water Creates Jobs, Opportunities Worldwide

Water is vital worldwide, not only because it sustains life and health, but also because of the number of jobs it creates and supports. Clean water is essential for employment. Both directly and indirectly, clean water supplies contribute to job creation and labor...

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