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Criminalizing Rainwater Collection in All Out War on Self Sufficiency

Criminalizing Rainwater Collection in All Out War on Self Sufficiency | Water International | Scoop.it
In several states it is illegal to collect rainwater, and the goverment is making it more and more difficult to live off-grid.
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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners | Water International | Scoop.it
Seek, sense, share.
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great read!

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Creates $78 Million Biofuel From Plastic Waste - Expanded Consciousness

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Creates $78 Million Biofuel From Plastic Waste - Expanded Consciousness | Water International | Scoop.it
Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad has discovered a inexpensive catalyst that can turn plastic waste into biofuel at an extremely efficient rate. Azza’s catalyst is the chemical known as aluminosilicate which is able to break down plastic to produce methane, propane, and ethane. All of these can be converted into the biofuel that is ethanol. Azza’s …
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Many of Earth’s groundwater basins run deficits

Many of Earth’s groundwater basins run deficits | Water International | Scoop.it
Twenty-one of Earth’s 37 largest groundwater basins are rapidly depleting, satellite data show.
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Groundwater quenches the thirst of about 2 billion people, provides irrigation for crops and helps keep wetlands wet.
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Mobile phones call out for fresh water

Mobile phones call out for fresh water | Water International | Scoop.it
An innovative system being tested across Kenya allows people to access drinking water at the touch of a button.
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Using mobile phones to access to clean drinking water in rural communities using groundwater extraction and renewable energy, however key here is having a charged mobile phone too;)

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How Your Old CDs Can Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water

How Your Old CDs Can Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water | Water International | Scoop.it
Taiwanese researchers have made a breakthrough in wastewater treatment, but will anyone actually drink it?
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.... the process involves using a CD’s flat surface as a platform on which to grow zinc oxide. Later, when illuminated with UV light in a prototype water treatment device, the zinc oxide acts a photo-catalyst, breaking down organic pollutants in sewage water that’s filtered in by a hose.

In a test, the researchers found that “over 95 percent of the contaminants had broken down after just 60 minutes. That's about 150 ml of waste water per minute.” For comparison, a typical bottle of water contains 500 milliliters.

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Total dansk fiasko for regnvand i toilet og vaskemaskine - Ingeniøren

Total dansk fiasko for regnvand i toilet og vaskemaskine - Ingeniøren | Water International | Scoop.it
Kun 380 danske parcelhuse bruger regnvandet til at skylle i toilettet, mens det er 1,8 millioner i Tyskland, viser ny rapport. Nu lukker Danmarks største forsyningsselskab for tilskud.
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If only ‘jal manthans’ could secure our water supply

If only ‘jal manthans’ could secure our water supply | Water International | Scoop.it
Experts reiterate the old suggestions at the three-day meeting to strategise for better development and management of the country’s water resources
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India needs NEW alternative pilot projects to be initiated and implemented to secure water security. Only then can innovative ideas, concepts and attempts be evaluated most efficiently to restore our waterways, e.g. rivers restoration includes both water purification, solid waste  and wastewater management to begin with. 

 

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Spildevand skal pumpe vækst i samfundet

Spildevand skal pumpe vækst i samfundet | Water International | Scoop.it
Miljøministeren fremsætter lovforslag, der skal omdanne spildevand til vækst.
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Giftige fluorstoffer er fundet i grundvandet

Giftige fluorstoffer er fundet i grundvandet | Water International | Scoop.it
Grundvandet er flere steder i Danmark så forurenet af giftige fluorstoffer, at eksperter nu kræver handling.
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toxic fluoride concentration i Danish ground water samples and no legal acts and regulations on permissible levels demands immediate public and private action. 

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World headed for water crises by 2040

World headed for water crises by 2040 | Water International | Scoop.it
Two studies suggest immediate change in the water use by power sector to avoid global drought
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linking water conservation and carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector

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Earth's internal water reservoir revealed

Earth's internal water reservoir revealed | Water International | Scoop.it
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this scientific  study suggest Earth has huge water reservoir inside (top of the lower mantle) in the size of 2-3 of its surface volume.

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Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes

Droplet lens turns smart phones into microscopes | Water International | Scoop.it
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Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.

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G-Cans: World’s Largest Flood-Prevention Complex

G-Cans: World’s Largest Flood-Prevention Complex | Water International | Scoop.it
The G-Cans project is the largest flood protection in the world. Its official name is Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, but it is...
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Tokyo has the world's largest underground flood water diversion facility, built for preventing overflow of the city's major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons. Built between 1992 and 2009, it consists of five 65 m high and 32 m wide silos, connected by 6.4 km of tunnels 50 m beneath the surface. Several 10 Megawatt pumps can pump up to 200 tons of water per second into the Edogawa River

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TOPMIX permeable concrete drains 4,000 liters of water in less than a minute

TOPMIX permeable concrete drains 4,000 liters of water in less than a minute | Water International | Scoop.it
TOPMIX is a concrete capable of absorbing up to 4,000 liters of water in less than a minute and which can be used in road construction
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How to re-charge groundwater tables from normally impervious concrete surface. 

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LucidPipe - Truly Elegant Water to Wire Generators

LucidPipe - Truly Elegant Water to Wire Generators | Water International | Scoop.it
LucidPipe - Truly Elegant Water to Wire Generator - Lucid Energy's system takes advantage of municipal water supply pipes to generate renewable energy.
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simple innovative energy generation in pipelines
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Lake Mead About to Hit a Critical New Low as 15-Year Drought Continues in Southwest

Lake Mead About to Hit a Critical New Low as 15-Year Drought Continues in Southwest | Water International | Scoop.it
Lake Mead is about to reach 1,075 feet in elevation, which will trigger the first mandatory water cuts in history. Drought, climate change and poor water management
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freshwater reserves are running critical low in US Lake Mead. Reducing the evaporation rate, changing and adapting to reduce consumption across sectors,  mandatory water cuts to be regulated, etc are serious challenges to be meet urgently. 

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Ganga bazaar

Ganga bazaar | Water International | Scoop.it
The Modi government has invested hugely in its mission to clean the Ganga, inviting companies and countries to offer their technological expertise. But is it really needed?
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Science moving closer to understanding water quality properties and its effects of human interaction...

Science moving closer to understanding water quality properties and its effects of human interaction... | Water International | Scoop.it
10 years ago, if you told somebody that human consciousness alone can have a direct effect on our physical world they would probably look at you like you’re crazy. Today, however, is a different story. Within the past few years mainstream science is catching on to the fact that yes, consciousness is correlated and can […]
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summary of latest research and visual attempts to showcase water molecular structure at different stages of interpretation.
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These Incredible Tiny Islands Suck Pollution Out of Water

These Incredible Tiny Islands Suck Pollution Out of Water | Water International | Scoop.it
A Scottish company is building floating ecosystems to clean up rivers and lakes.
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innovative design to naturally purify polluted water. 

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New rules could rein in California coast desalination

New rules could rein in California coast desalination | Water International | Scoop.it
Proposed new regulations in California could put a rein on planned desalination plants in the state including the giant, part completed, Carlsbad facility according to a water industry chief in the region. - Desalination & Water Reuse news centre
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Global Water Forum | The problem with problems of water scarcity in South Asia

Global Water Forum | The problem with problems of water scarcity in South Asia | Water International | Scoop.it
Hanasz argues that problems of water scarcity in South Asia should not be thought of as natural crises, but as a result of poor water management.
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Western Netherlands to modernize water system with advanced meters

Western Netherlands to modernize water system with advanced meters | Water International | Scoop.it
LIBERTY LAKE, WA, Aug. 12, 2014 -- Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a technology and services company, has recently signed a four-year contract to supply water meters to Evides Waterbedrijf, a water supplier located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, that serves 2.5 million customers in the western region of the country. The utility will use Itron's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) volumetric water meters to accurately and reliably manage water delivery to residential customers. The metering solution will enable Evides to track and use water resources more efficiently. Designed for long-term performance and reliability, the meters will help the utility maximize revenue collection over time. With this contract, Itron will supply up to 100,000 water meters per year for four years. See also:
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water security monitoring capabilities 

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Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ | Water International | Scoop.it
At least when it comes to topical application, you have a choice. You can easily buy fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwash. But you're stuck with whatever your community puts in the water, and it's very difficult to filter out of your water once it's added.
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The Best Flood Insurance Ever—This House Rises With the Water

The Best Flood Insurance Ever—This House Rises With the Water | Water International | Scoop.it
Construction technology that’s been tried and tested in the marine industry is starting to appear in architecture.
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flood prone housing

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