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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

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...

What Is Activated Carbon?

What Is Activated Carbon?

You may have heard of activated carbon, but what is it and how is it used in water and wastewater treatment? Put simply, activated carbon is charcoal that has been treated to increase its adsorptive properties. Centuries ago, the ancient Hindus and Egyptians used...

2016: The Year of Brackish Groundwater in Texas

If there were a theme for the State of Texas in 2016, it would likely be "The Year of Brackish Groundwater." Agencies have been focusing their attention on the importance of the dwindling natural resource: A national assessment of brackish groundwater resources, the...

Are Californians Suffering From Drought Fatigue?

Are Californians Suffering From Drought Fatigue?

California residents missed their water conservation targets in January 2016. This supports the findings of a Water District of Southern California survey, which discovered residents in their service area are suffering from "drought fatigue." An average of 17.1...

Water Treatment Plants: Source of Microplastics in Rivers

Water Treatment Plants: Source of Microplastics in Rivers

Wastewater treatment plants are able to remove 90 percent or more of the microplastics that enter them, but a "significant" number of microplastic particles still are released into rivers daily in treated wastewater. Roughly 15,000 to 4.5 million microplastic...

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