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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...

The Benefits of BOT Financing

Project financing is typically a hurdle for municipal infrastructure projects, especially those intended to serve most average cities. The majority of municipalities aren't big enough to benefit from economies of scale associated with mammoth desalination projects --...

Desalination: A Solution to Global Water Shortages

http://rwlwater.wistia.com/medias/lqv0pyft62?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=700 Desalination is a technology that can be harnessed to help meet the escalating demand for water worldwide, but many factors -- including its expense -- have limited its...

Desalination in Latin America

Seawater and brackish water desalination can provide reliable water sources in regions facing water scarcity, including parts of Latin America. Explosive population growth and industrial water needs continue to make desalination a necessity across the region. A decade...

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