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

Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

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...

Fighting Saltwater Intrusion Into Groundwater Supplies

Fighting Saltwater Intrusion Into Groundwater Supplies

As freshwater supplies around the world diminish, human intervention is needed to protect existing sources to slow the onset of water scarcity. One ongoing struggle is to preserve the water in underground aquifers, which cities often rely on for drinking water....

Taking Advantage of Stormwater, a Plentiful, Free Resource

Taking Advantage of Stormwater, a Plentiful, Free Resource

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Rain and snow and other types of precipitation are a resource more organizations would be wise to take advantage of as water scarcity increases around the globe. Stormwater, precipitation that isn't absorbed into the...

Report: Energy Industry Sustainability Efforts Could Save Water

Report: Energy Industry Sustainability Efforts Could Save Water

Utilities, the oil and gas industry, and governments all use a lot of water. A recent report from Barclays Bank and the Columbia Water Center says that innovation by these organizations could help them become more efficient and sustainable, reducing their use of fresh...

Some Unique Solutions to Water, Wastewater Challenges

Some Unique Solutions to Water, Wastewater Challenges

Challenges are not unique to water and wastewater treatment, but the challenges thrown at operators and managers often require equal parts of thoughtfulness and creativity, with dashes of patience and persistence. This is why the industries are "home to some of the...

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