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Keeping lead out of drinking water when switching disinfectants

4 days ago

About 80 percent of water systems across the country use a disinfectant in drinking water that can lead…
Piedmont region drinking wells exceed North Carolina’s hexavalent chromium standards

November 26, 2019

A new study that combines measurements from some 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more…
Get over it? When it comes to recycled water, consumers won’t

November 19, 2019

If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as…
A sustainable solution for safer drinking water

September 30, 2019

People who get their water from rural, small water systems are at a greater health risk of exposure…
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

August 28, 2019

With water scarcity a growing problem worldwide, University of California, Berkeley, researchers are close to producing a microwave-sized…
How to make a better water filter? Turn it inside out

August 12, 2019

More than 800 million people lack access to clean and safe water. Recent advances in water filtration technology have…
Researchers prove a simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

August 9, 2019

An automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points reduces rates of diarrhea in children. The researchers…
Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame

July 23, 2019

Researchers have found the naturally occurring mineral can speed up the production of lead dioxide under certain circumstances.…
Is there plastic in our drinking water? Probably – and researchers are studying how concerned we should be

July 22, 2019

Is there plastic in your drinking water? The University of Toronto’s Bob Andrews and Chelsea Rochman say there is – but, unfortunately,…
‘Liquid forensics’ could lead to safer drinking water

July 10, 2019

Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. Now,…
Waves to Water

June 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office invites you to submit your ideas to develop wave…
Drops of water. Image credit: ronymichaud | Free image via Pixabay
Smart Hydration Tracking

June 14, 2019

Staying hydrated is especially important for keeping healthy, though the daily recommended water intake is influenced by a…
Mapping groundwater’s influence on the world’s oceans

June 4, 2019

New study shows high-res views of where groundwater flows to the oceans. Researchers at The Ohio State University…
Being Refreshed Is Not The Same As Being Hydrated

June 3, 2019

After you have exercised on a hot day, a cool glass of water will quench your thirst immediately—even…
Not drinking water may boost kids’ consumption of sugary beverages

April 25, 2019

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day may consume twice the amount of calories…
Water and wastewater disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

April 12, 2019

Each year at least 2 million Americans are infected with bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and…
Making lead pipes safe

April 9, 2019

Lead leaching from pipes into the water supply is a serious public health concern. And if water sources…
Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria

January 22, 2019

More than one in 10 people in the world lack basic drinking water access, and by 2025, half…
New passive seawater desalination method is twice more efficient than current ones and is likely to improve even further. Image courtesy of the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino.
New Seawater Desalination Method to Prevent Looming Water Shortages Estimated to Affect Billions of People

January 16, 2019

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, massive water shortages could affect almost 2 billion people around…
Green tea steeped in bottled water increases antioxidants, but alters flavor

January 11, 2019

Here’s to sipping a cupful of health: Green tea steeped in bottled water has a more bitter taste,…
Drink up – how your drinking water alters the nitrogen cycle

December 12, 2018

The system used to supply drinking water to the public removes large quantities of nitrogen, a potential pollutant,…
The FAMAE Foundation launches the world’s largest challenge dedicated to water: PRECIOUS WATER!

November 23, 2018

The FAMAE Foundation launches on November 15 PRECIOUS WATER!, an international innovation challenge with €2,000,000 as prize amount…
Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

September 24, 2018

Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water.…
Could water utilities evolve the way the electric sector did?

September 18, 2018

Existing water systems are also highly centralized and supported by old-fashioned financing models. But what if instead of…
Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants

September 5, 2018

UC Berkeley engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs…
Nanofiber Filter Improves Rural Water Treatment

August 18, 2018

Small, rural communities often lack the resources to maintain adequate water treatment systems. Across the United States, 97…
Novel system selectively sequesters toxins from water

August 7, 2018

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary.…
Chemicals that keep drinking water flowing may also cause fouling

July 26, 2018

Many city drinking water systems add softening agents to keep plumbing free of pipe-clogging mineral buildup. According to…
Can We Permanently Solve Developing Countries’ Drinking Water Problems?

July 4, 2018

Large cities in developing countries are growing at a rapid rate. Their “slums” are increasing, too — perhaps…
New device will help protect vulnerable communities in Colombia from unsafe water

June 19, 2018

The ‘Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario’ project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links,…
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