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Smart pumps promise cleaner water

Smart pumps promise cleaner water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Rural communities across Africa may soon benefit from improved water supplies thanks to mobile phone technology.
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The Enormous Influence of Microscopic Marine Plants - AoB Blog

The Enormous Influence of Microscopic Marine Plants - AoB Blog | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
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Recently-Discovered ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Eat Plastic - DesignTAXI.com

Recently-Discovered ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Eat Plastic - DesignTAXI.com | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
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Which Nations Consume the Most Water?: Scientific American

Which Nations Consume the Most Water?: Scientific American | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders...
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Energy Towers Power & Water - Introductory Overview.mpg

A 5-minute 40-second overview of the Energy Towers technology. Developed at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology by Prof. Dan Zaslavsky, this is the m...
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Scare Pic Of Earth Water Visual Framing Or Global Warming Wake Up Call

Scare Pic Of Earth Water Visual Framing Or Global Warming Wake Up Call | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The following, scary pictures are making it around the net at present:And here separating the fresh water:...
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Street lights 'changing ecology'

Street lights 'changing ecology' | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Researchers find that ground-dwelling invertebrates such as harvestmen and beetles preferentially live near street lights, even during the day.
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A Fine Brine: New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water: Scientific American

A Fine Brine: New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water: Scientific American | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge...
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Pollution teams with thunderclouds to warm atmosphere | e! Science News

Pollution is warming the atmosphere through summer thunderstorm clouds, according to a computational study published May 10 in Geophysical Research Letters.
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The importance of water management to the smart city — Cleantech ...

The importance of water management to the smart city — Cleantech ... | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A brief look at the U.N.'s freshwater availability map shows that nations with water stress (less than 1700 cubic meters per person per year) and water scarcity (less than a 1000) are mainly found in the Middle East, parts of ...

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A Geodesic Dome Promises Fish from the Sky - Cities - GOOD

A Geodesic Dome Promises Fish from the Sky - Cities - GOOD | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A design for a geodesic dome could allow for affordable rooftop aquaponics.
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Smart card ensures water for all

Smart card ensures water for all | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A resource expert suggests giving every person in the world a smart card that allows them to buy water.
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West Needs to Cut Water Usage by 60 Percent

West Needs to Cut Water Usage by 60 Percent | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
For sustainably, people in the West should use no more than 40 percent of the water from the Colorado River Basin. They currently use 76 percent.
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Earth 'risks irreversible change'

Earth 'risks irreversible change' | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Humanity's path is anything but sustainable, the UN Environment Programme warns, as scientists suggest life may be heading for irreversible change.
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Mind your textile waste: Infographic

Mind your textile waste: Infographic | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Here's the skinny on trash trends: Of the roughly 13 million tons of textiles tossed each year, only about 15% are recovered for reuse or recycling.
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Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques | Agriculture | DISCOVER Magazine

Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques | Agriculture | DISCOVER Magazine | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
With GMOs facing political opposition in much of the world, more low-tech approaches are quietly making a big difference. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
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Re-imagining Infrastructure | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Re-imagining Infrastructure | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
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Germany sets new solar power record, institute says | Energy

Germany sets new solar power record, institute says | Energy | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.

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Green Roofs in Big Cities Bring Relief From Above

Green Roofs in Big Cities Bring Relief From Above | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Turning the black tar roofs that cover our cities into green spaces is not cheap or easy, but its benefits to the environment would be great.
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Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind

Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A team from Stanford University have released a report that states ecological chains worldwide are being damaged by human influence, which in turn is leading to significant losses of population in different ecosystems.
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Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American

Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
U.N.Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water...
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HyperSolar's Nanotechnology Can Use Any Source of Water and Sunlight to Produce Renewable Hydrogen

HyperSolar's Nanotechnology Can Use Any Source of Water and Sunlight to Produce Renewable Hydrogen | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
HyperSolar's Nanotechnology Can Use Any Source of Water and Sunlight to Produce Renewable Hydrogen...
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Water Safety Conference - WHO & IWA

The theme of the conference is water quality and public health. The programme committee are seeking contributions that highlight practices and policies with demonstrable impact on service delivery levels, drinking water quality and public health. Themes and topics of interest include:

 

- Water Safety Plan implementation
- Household Treatment and Safe Storage
- Risk Assessment / Risk Management
- Source protection
- Health Impact Assessments for Water Quality Interventions
- Innovative Policies and Regulations for Drinking Water Quality
- Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply Systems
- Risk-based Investment Planning for Water Supply Systems
- Community Managed Water Supplies
- Emerging Water Quality Risks


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robots.net - Berkley Sends 100 Robots Down River

robots.net - Berkley Sends 100 Robots Down River | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

Berkley's Floating Sensor Network project launched 100 floating robots equipped with GPS-enabled smartphones down the Sacramento River on May 9. The launch was designed to test a new generation of water monitoring technologies. The 12 inch robots, called Drifters, are designed to provide real-time, high-resolution data of hard-to-map waterways. One of many possible uses is locating breeches in levee systems quickly enough to allow repair, before erosion destroys the levee. Other uses include identifying contaminants. Andrew Tinka, lead graduate student on the project notes:

“If something spills in the water, if there’s a contaminant, you need to know where it is now, you need to know where it’s going, you need to know where it will be later on. The Floating Sensor Network project can help by tracking water flow at a level of detail not currently possible.”

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New Cement-Making Method Could Slash Carbon Emissions - Technology Review

New Cement-Making Method Could Slash Carbon Emissions - Technology Review | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The proof-of-concept device concentrates sunlight to break apart limestone.
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