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Reluctant Russia wakes up to energy waste - Reuters

Reluctant Russia wakes up to energy waste - Reuters | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Reluctant Russia wakes up to energy wasteReutersIt was then that President Dmitry Medvedev set a target to reduce energy intensity, a rate of waste measure, by 40 percent by 2020.
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Irrigation - The Big Carbon Elephant In The Global Warming Room

Irrigation - The Big Carbon Elephant In The Global Warming Room | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Rice and wheat take a lot of water to grow and no one eats more than China. That also means no one contributes more to global warming from irrigation than China - a whopping 30 million tons of CO2 per year just from the pumping systems China uses.
Like everywhere, water usage has gone up in China with the surge in population. Groundwater used for crop irrigation in China has grown from 10 billion cubic meters in 1950 to more than 100 billion today. The pumping systems which support this immense irrigation network annually produce 33.1 MtCO2e (33.1 mega tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), claims a new study.
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Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech

Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today's cheapest cells.
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Water under pressure : Nature News & Comment

Water under pressure : Nature News & Comment | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A UN analysis sets out global water-management concerns ahead of Earth Summit.
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A hard, dry future for the planet

A hard, dry future for the planet | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The world is wasting water on a truly colossal scale, according to the United Nations. More than 80 per cent of the used water on Earth is neither collected nor treated – the equivalent to the planet leaving the taps full on and the plugs out.
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What Is Carbon Capture and Storage? - EHS Journal

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Carbon Capture Technologies

There are essentially three types of capture technologies that show the most promise and will be commercially viable in the near future


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Carbon dioxide catchers: New tools for identifying effective carbon capture technologies

Carbon dioxide catchers: New tools for identifying effective carbon capture technologies | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Using techniques from drug discovery, and state-of-the-art advances in mathematics, computational algorithms and supercomputing, researchers have developed a tool for identifying the most efficient porous materials for CO2.

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Water Bottle Pollution Facts

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In 1976 Americans drank an average of 1.6 gallons of bottled water every year. Roughly 30 years later consumption increased to 30 gallons per person, according to the Earth Policy Institute --- ...

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‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
How much water do you use in a day? This recent study could help you understand not on that but also where the water you use came from and how it got to you.

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Water from thin air: Aussie Ed's Airdrop an international hit

Water from thin air: Aussie Ed's Airdrop an international hit | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Water from thin air: Aussie Ed's Airdrop an international hit (Water from thin air: Aussie Ed's Airdrop an international hit http://t.co/1m1dQK5o via @smh...)...

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Inefficient water use is 'sleeping giant' of global water challenge

Inefficient water use is 'sleeping giant' of global water challenge | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Inefficiency, rather than water scarcity, is the greatest global water challenge according to new research published today, which says fears of water shortages are unfounded as major river basins contain enough resources to double food production...

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Online Wastewater Water Quality Monitoring System - YSI IQ SensorNet 2020 XT

Online Wastewater Water Quality Monitoring System - YSI IQ SensorNet 2020 XT | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The YSI IQ SensorNet terminal/controller 2020 XT allows for continuous monitoring and control of multiple water quality parameters to improve process efficiency in any wastewater treatment plant.

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World Water Day 2012 - Water and Food Security - 22nd March 2012

World Water Day 2012 - Water and Food Security - 22nd March 2012 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050.

Why is water a key to food security?

How much water is needed to produce our food?

How is the global demand for food evolving?

How does water scarcity affect our food security?

What effect does climate change have on our food security?

Is the competition for water increasing?

How has the Green Revolution degraded our land and water
while allowing to supply more food?

But can we produce more food with less water?

Can we re-use and recycle water in food production?

How can we protect this precious resource?


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What should be done about plastic bags?

What should be done about plastic bags? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The European Commission is to publish proposals to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Europe. What are the options?
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Recycling Water Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Recycling Water Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
In areas where freshwater is scarce, recycling of wastewater seems to be common sense.
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Are We Running Out of Water? - National Geographic

Are We Running Out of Water? - National Geographic | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
American RiversAre We Running Out of Water?National GeographicAfter all, fish do need water. We've tapped underground water sources pretty heavily as well.
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Scots water plan for dry England

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The Scottish government offers to send water to drought-hit counties in south-east England - but acknowledges the technical problems.
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Humanity's water footprint: US exports the most, uses the most per capita

Humanity's water footprint: US exports the most, uses the most per capita | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
You've heard of carbon footprints. A recent paper delves into humanity's water footprint, the various components that contribute to it, and the international trade of water that's been incorporated into products.
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Rethinking Carbon Dioxide: From a Pollutant to an Asset by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

Rethinking Carbon Dioxide: From a Pollutant to an Asset by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Three startup companies led by prominent scientists are working on new technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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India’s Water Desalination Business to Triple to $1.2 Billion

India’s water desalination business is set to triple to $1.2 billion by 2017 as rising demand from industry spurs the South Asian country to build more purification plants, according to a research report.

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Water World | Fast Company

Water World | Fast Company | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

Nice infographic illustrating the World of Water.

 

"The only way to understand and appreciate the importance of water to our lives is to look at the data flow" 


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World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water

World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS — The world’s nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target, the United Nations announced Tuesday.

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Developing a proof of concept that will support water management reforms in developing countries for the long term.

Developing a proof of concept that will support water management reforms in developing countries for the long term. | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

Developing a proof of concept that will support water management reforms in developing countries for the long term.


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Video: Sea water solar power station first

Video: Sea water solar power station first | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it

Engineers have unveiled a solar power station, which harnesses heat from the
sun to evaporate sea water and produce fresh water.

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Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented, study says

Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented, study says | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study in Science.

In the last hundred years, atmospheric CO2 has risen about 30 percent, to 393 parts per million, and ocean pH has fallen by 0.1 unit, to 8.1--an acidification rate at least 10 times faster than 56 million years ago, says Hönisch. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that pH may fall another 0.3 units by the end of the century, to 7.8, raising the possibility that we may soon see ocean changes similar to those observed during the PETM.

The effects of ocean acidification today are overshadowed for now by other problems, ranging from sewage pollution and hotter summer temperatures that threaten corals with disease and bleaching. However, scientists trying to isolate the effects of acidic water in the lab have shown that lower pH levels can harm a range of marine life, from reef and shell-building organisms to the tiny snails favored by salmon. In a recent study, scientists from Stony Brook University found that the larvae of bay scallops and hard clams grow best at pre-industrial pH levels, while their shells corrode at the levels projected for 2100. Off the U.S. Pacific Northwest, the death of oyster larvae has recently been linked to the upwelling of acidic water there.


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