Tag Archives: Water

Water in a Warming World – These Cities are Testing Small-scale Treatment Systems

San Francisco has emerged as a pioneer in extreme decentralization, with initiatives extending down to the individual building level. In some buildings, water tanks, filters and treatment in the basement make water reusable for activities such as flushing toilets.

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How Well-managed Dams and Forecasting Can Limit Flooding in a Warming World

An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.

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Digital Storytelling Can be a Powerful Tool for Water Researchers

Traditional research outputs like journal articles don’t often give voice to communities’ stories.

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Groundwater — Not Ice Sheets — is the Largest Source of Water

Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.

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India’s Groundwater Drops to Critical Levels

Cities and villages in India will soon run out of potable water if current trends continue, warns senior water official

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South Asia Needs to Face up to Water and Energy Dilemma

South Asia’s water and energy crises are deeply intertwined. Growing energy demand drives water shortages and lack of water fuels power outages. Regional cooperation – such as power trading between countries – could ease tightening resource constraints but such solutions have been largely scuppered by political suspicions.

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Bottled Water China’s Next Health Crisis?

Recent contamination and counterfeit scandals have escalated safety concerns over China’s fragmented bottled-water industry

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Diverting Blue Nile’s Course Could Take Africa to War

Water wars, many warn, could be around the corner. After the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has inherited a huge problem: Addis Ababa decided to divert the course of the Blue Nile late May, as part of its project to generate electricity through the construction of the Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia took the decision — which will have a …

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