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James Dyson: engineers needed to solve drought problem - Telegraph

James Dyson: engineers needed to solve drought problem - Telegraph | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Sir James Dyson has challenged bright young engineers to solve Britain's drought problem by developing new inventions to cut down on water usage in the home.
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Global Clean Energy Investment a Record $263 Billion in 2011 - The Pew Charitable Trusts

Global Clean Energy Investment a Record $263 Billion in 2011 - The Pew Charitable Trusts | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
According to new research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, global clean energy finance and investment grew to $263 billion in 2011, a 6.5 percent increase over the previous year.
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Thirsty? Ditch the Plastic Bottle With This Drinking Fountain App - Environment - GOOD

Thirsty? Ditch the Plastic Bottle With This Drinking Fountain App - Environment - GOOD | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Download WeTap to chart your city's drinking fountains—and help make them better.
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Climate Change Has Intensified the Global Water Cycle | Climate Central

Climate Change Has Intensified the Global Water Cycle | Climate Central | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
According to a new study, the worsening rain and drought events are happening twice as fast as previously believed.
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Feeding Plastic Waste to Fungi – Urban Times

Feeding Plastic Waste to Fungi – Urban Times | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
by Giles Crosse

Mushrooms are one of the planet’s most effective natural recycling systems.
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Futurity.org – Lime-sun mixer makes drinking water safe

Futurity.org – Lime-sun mixer makes drinking water safe | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

A dash of lime juice and a dose of sunshine make a cheap, effective combination for safer drinking water in impoverished countries

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Super-polluted city tries to clean itself with smog-eating paint

Super-polluted city tries to clean itself with smog-eating paint | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Manila is one of the world’s five dirtiest cities, but graffiti? That’s not a problem. It’s not that people don’t paint on the walls in the hyper-polluted Philippines capita...
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Better Than Brita: An Industrial Strength Home Water Filter

Better Than Brita: An Industrial Strength Home Water Filter | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Fresh water is a scarce resource and is growing scarcer every year. Yet despite its value, current methods for water delivery are insanely inefficient and impractical.
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Fog Catchers Bring Water to Parched Villages

Fog Catchers Bring Water to Parched Villages | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A rain-starved community in Peru collects hundreds of gallons of water a day using special fog-catching nets.
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Is “Clean Energy” Still a Dirty Word? – Urban Times

Is “Clean Energy” Still a Dirty Word? – Urban Times | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The global popularity of a shift toward clean-burning and renewable energy sources pendulums regularly depending on political climates, times of war and peace, singular events, and of course, supply and demand.
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A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water

A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Water is everywhere, but there’s hardly a drop to drink. The vast majority of the Earth’s surface is either arid or salty ocean.
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E-waste: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle

E-waste: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Technology is ever changing. Every day, new products are being launched that are being lapped up by millions around the world.
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New Toilet Directs Soapy Sink Water into Flushes | Innovationnewsdaily.com

New Toilet Directs Soapy Sink Water into Flushes | Innovationnewsdaily.com | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A beginning designer created a sink-and-toilet unit that directs used sink water to flush the toilet. It features some improvements on previous designs that put a sink directly over the toilet tank.
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Willing a way to clean water

Willing a way to clean water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Kennedy School Fellow Daniele Lantagne is using her engineering background to expand on a program, partially developed by Professor Michael Kremer, to provide clean water to communities in rural areas.
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Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water (Scaling)

Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water (Scaling) | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A GOOD Transparency....

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River Mouths Could Offer Hundreds of Gigawatts of Clean Energy - IEEE Spectrum

River Mouths Could Offer Hundreds of Gigawatts of Clean Energy - IEEE Spectrum | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Gradient between fresh and salt water could be used to provide power...
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Water treatments alone not enough to combat fluorosis in Ethiopia

Increased intake of dietary calcium may be key to addressing widespread dental health problems faced by millions of rural residents in Ethiopia's remote, poverty-stricken Main Rift Valley, according to a new Duke University-led study.
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White House Promotes a Bioeconomy

White House Promotes a Bioeconomy | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The plan would foster development of a bioeconomy that would include the use of renewable resources and replace harsher industrial methods.
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UN calls for doubling renewable energy by 2030

UN calls for doubling renewable energy by 2030 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
UN chief Ban Ki-moon made a call to double global consumption of renewable energy over the next two decades in order to ensure sustainable economic development.
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A Brazilian Water Utility Will Pay You To Save Water (And Not Just With A Cheaper Bill)

A Brazilian Water Utility Will Pay You To Save Water (And Not Just With A Cheaper Bill) | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Sabesp, the water utility in Sao Paulo, is facing growing pains. Charged with delivering water to one of Brazil’s largest cities, its water system leaks 134 gallons each day from each of its connections.
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'Huge' water resource in Africa

'Huge' water resource in Africa | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
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Carbon capture 'needs certainty'

Carbon capture 'needs certainty' | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Capturing and burying the greenhouse gas CO2 from power stations is viable - but long-term government support will be needed, a report says.
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EU and China: Sustainable Water Use Scheme – Urban Times

EU and China: Sustainable Water Use Scheme – Urban Times | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Statistics about China confirm the explosive pace at which the country has been developing in different areas over recent years.
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Direct drinking water recycling could prevent floods

Direct drinking water recycling could prevent floods | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The use of a more streamlined process to recycle wastewater could have saved Brisbane from severe flooding in 2011 and mitigated recent flood risks in New South Wales, a leading water expert says.
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Nanotechnology cuts water use, energy costs

(Nanowerk News) Nuclear and coal power plants are some of the thirstiest machines on earth. The turbines that spin inside of them to generate electricity require tons and tons of steam, and all of that water has to come from somewhere.
Recent studies have estimated that roughly two-fifths of the nation's freshwater withdrawals and three percent of overall freshwater consumption goes to supplying the steam generators at large power stations in the United States. In order to cut down on the enormous quantities of water required to operate these plants, scientists have begun to look for new technologies that could improve their efficiency and reduce the demand for water.
As part of a larger consortium involving partners from several energy companies, universities, and government agencies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a special class of nanoparticles that partially melt as steam evaporates from a plant's cooling towers, absorbing a significant percentage of the diffused heat in the system.

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