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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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'Marine snow' could herald breakthrough in race to save eels

'Marine snow' could herald breakthrough in race to save eels | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Scientists create a mixture of detritus and waste matter, which is hoped will reproduce larvae's natural diet...
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UC Berkeley floating robots provide insight into Delta waters | abc7news.com

UC Berkeley floating robots provide insight into Delta waters | abc7news.com | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley researchers have developed floating robots that may help California in a number of scenarios.
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7 Ways Technology Will Provide Water for the World

7 Ways Technology Will Provide Water for the World | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
In a world with a population that is rapidly outgrowing its ability to provide clean water for itself, advances in water technology may provide some solutions for one of our most pressing needs.
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Plastic Bags a Bigger Threat to India's Future Than Nuclear Weapons: Supreme Court Justices

Plastic Bags a Bigger Threat to India's Future Than Nuclear Weapons: Supreme Court Justices | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Unless India comes to terms with its plastic pollution problem, its rise on the global stage may be stunted.
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Laboratory Equipment - Device Cleans Water With Air, Sun

Laboratory Equipment - Device Cleans Water With Air, Sun | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A new way to produce constant supplies of sterile water makes use of molecules which, in response to sunlight, produce a form of oxygen that is highly toxic.
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Biofuel tree project discovers Indigenous partners

Biofuel tree project discovers Indigenous partners | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
University of Queensland researchers have planted five hectares of Pongamia trees at Hope Vale, north Queensland in a bid to create a commercially viable plantation for sustainable regional development and biofuel production in northern Australia.
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Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center

Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Redmond's Data Plant is a research project to run data centers with renewable biogas sourced locally at landfills or wastewater treatment plants for a cleaner and more reliable power supply. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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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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Whatever happened to carbon capture?

Whatever happened to carbon capture? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The technology has been around for 80 years and it could be a major climate change solution; so why isn't it happening?
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Big rise in Pacific plastic waste

Big rise in Pacific plastic waste | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The quantity of small plastic fragments floating in the North Pacific Ocean has increased a hundred fold over the past 40 years.
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Wind Turbine Makes 1,000 Liters of Clean Water a Day in the Desert

Wind Turbine Makes 1,000 Liters of Clean Water a Day in the Desert | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A wind turbine prototype being tested in Abu Dhabi produces clean water by using a built-in compressor to condense water from the air.
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Microsoft goes green, commits to becoming carbon neutral from July 1

Microsoft goes green, commits to becoming carbon neutral from July 1 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Microsoft has become the latest technology company to commit to reducing its environmental footprint, today announcing that it wants to make its data centers, software development ...
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What can business leaders learn from ancient Greek philosophers?

What can business leaders learn from ancient Greek philosophers? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
To help achieve "eudaimonia" - or "the good life" - companies can learn from the techniques of Greek philosophers.
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Where Does Our Water Come From?

Where Does Our Water Come From? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
April 30, 2012: In free public lecture at UC Riverside environmental scientist Daniel Schlenk will outline steps needed to maintain both water quality and quantity.
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