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New Legislation Supports Taiwan Water Reuse

Governments worldwide are being pressed to address water scarcity through a variety of means, including adopting conservation, spurring innovation, and creating comprehensive water management strategies supported through legislation, which is why the government of...

Desalination and Water Treatment for Midsize Projects

You probably have to dig pretty deeply if you're researching the state of the market for midsize desalination and other water treatment projects. Until about five years ago, this tier of the market simply didn't exist. Many water services companies and contractors are...

UAE Investigates Cloud-Seeding Technologies

Can you make it rain? The United Arab Emirates are investing heavily in the concept with the recent awarding of a $5 million research grant to develop technologies able to reliably create rain from the clouds. The approach is the latest attempt by the leadership of...

Drought Devastating South Africa

An ongoing drought in South Africa has precipitated many problems, and record-high heat of 41.5°C/107°F in Pretoria hasn't been the worst of it. In addition to growing water scarcity, the nation of 55 million saw the value of its currency, the rand, drop in early...

U.S. Administration Budgets for Water Innovation

In the waning days of his administration, United States President Barack Obama is addressing water scarcity issues through a comprehensive plan to fuel innovation and solutions to pressing water problems across the country, not the least of which are the crumbling...

What Is a Membrane Process?

Membranes are commonly used at various stages in the water treatment process, but what exactly is a membrane process? It's any method that relies on a membrane to filter or remove particles from water. As explained in a paper by David C. Sammon on the International...

New Membrane Technology Mimics Leaf to Clean Wastewater

Nature continues to be a fruitful source of inspiration for scientists. One recent example translates a leaf's biological processes into a device that uses solar energy to clean wastewater. The device, developed by scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the...

Texas Groundwater Depletion Struggle Continues

Although the state of Texas seems to have finally emerged from drought, it continues to assess the state of its groundwater resources, which remain below normal, according to a University of Texas at Austin analysis of NASA satellite data. The analysis shows the state...

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