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James Dyson Award: A pipe-crawling robot could save more water than conservation —

James Dyson Award: A pipe-crawling robot could save more water than conservation — | Water and Science | Scoop.it

We waste 20% of the world's daily potable water supply because of old, leaky pipes.

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Why Can You Smell Rain?

Why Can You Smell Rain? | Water and Science | Scoop.it

A version of this article originally appeared on The Conversation. When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain …

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There’s A Domestic War Raging Right Now — Against A Plant | KUER 90.1

There’s A Domestic War Raging Right Now — Against A Plant | KUER 90.1 | Water and Science | Scoop.it

In an open field in Longmont, Colorado, about a dozen people crouched in the tall grass, moving slowly and deliberately through mud that squelched

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Water processing—new method eliminates hormones

Water processing—new method eliminates hormones | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Hormones and other micropollutants adversely affect health when residues enter the body via drinking water. Widely applicable solutions for removal, however, are still lacking. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has now developed a method by which hormones are eliminated from wastewater rapidly and with a high energy efficiency. The results are reported in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.

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Everything you need to know about the chemical one White House aide called a ‘public relations nightmare’

Everything you need to know about the chemical one White House aide called a ‘public relations nightmare’ | Water and Science | Scoop.it

First discovered in the late 1930s by scientists at DuPont chemical company, these fluorochemicals were soon put to work for their water, stain, and grease resistant properties.

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An oil-eating bacterium that can clean up pollution and spills

An oil-eating bacterium that can clean up pollution and spills | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Oil spills and their impact on the environment are a source of concern for scientists. These disasters occur on a regular basis, leading to messy decontamination challenges that require massive investments of time and resources

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Hidden “Rock Moisture” Could Explain Forest Surviving Drought | UT News

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Could Explain Forest Surviving Drought | UT News | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees in times of drought.

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Above and Below: Understanding River-Groundwater Exchanges - Eos

Above and Below: Understanding River-Groundwater Exchanges - Eos | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Field data, new technologies, numerical modelling, and geostatistical methods can be combined to improve understanding of the interactions between surface water and groundwater.

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After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw

After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw | Water and Science | Scoop.it

And if you don’t eat it, it can go in the compost–or just dissolve in the ocean.

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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked in a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

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Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes

Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Specialized bacteria help trees clean up Superfund site

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Hurricane Harvey floodwater runoff could be destroying coral reefs

Hurricane Harvey floodwater runoff could be destroying coral reefs | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Rice University researchers found that floodwater from the hurricane created a plume of freshwater in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening coral reefs 100 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas.

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Water in small dust grains can explain large amounts of water on Earth

Water in small dust grains can explain large amounts of water on Earth | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Water trapped in dust grains from which the Earth formed can explain the current large amount of water on Earth.

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IKEA is launching a faucet that uses 98% less water — for less than $6

IKEA is launching a faucet that uses 98% less water — for less than $6 | Water and Science | Scoop.it

The founders of Swedish startup Altered have come up with an invention the whole world has been waiting for. Their faucet, developed for households, slashes water use to next to nothing — and furniture giant Ikea, which is already a partner, is about to launch a licensed model.

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Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12 mile wide reservoir

Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12 mile wide reservoir | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn't probe to the bottom. 

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Water Use Across the United States Declines to Levels Not Seen Since 1970

Water Use Across the United States Declines to Levels Not Seen Since 1970 | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years. According to a new USGS report, 322 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the United States during 2015.This represents a 9 percent reduction of water use from 2010 when about 354 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970 (370 Bgal/d).

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Another Danger from Overpumping Groundwater: Arsenic | KQED Science

Another Danger from Overpumping Groundwater: Arsenic | KQED Science | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Squeezing too much water from aquifers is releasing toxins from buried layers of clay -- but satellite data may provide an early warning system.

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Replacing Mother Nature Can Be Expensive | Texas Public Radio

Replacing Mother Nature Can Be Expensive | Texas Public Radio | Water and Science | Scoop.it

“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude,” Dr. Tom Arsuffi stressed near the beginning of the most recent Texas Water Symposium

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Alexa – stop laughing and pay my water bill - WaterWorld

Alexa – stop laughing and pay my water bill - WaterWorld | Water and Science | Scoop.it
Water utilities are working with home artificial intelligence technology to help boost customer engagement...
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MACH: The best and latest in Tech & Innovation

MACH: The best and latest in Tech & Innovation | Water and Science | Scoop.it

MACH asks big questions and celebrates big ideas. It champions science & innovation, challenges technology, and explores our universe.

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Water and fungal spores working together to fill in the cracks in concrete.
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Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time

Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Experts in the study of fungi are playing a bigger role in improving laundry detergents and, by extension, leading efforts to cut energy use.

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U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes

U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes | Water and Science | Scoop.it

Biologist Sally Le Page couldn't believe it when she heard a folk magic practice was being used to look for water mains in 2017. But 10 out of 12 companies confirmed they sometimes rely on divining.

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This Portable Generator Produces Power and Clean Water From Human Waste

This Portable Generator Produces Power and Clean Water From Human Waste | Water and Science | Scoop.it

The technology could help reduce the spread of infectious disease in regions lacking sewage systems, and also help in recovery effort

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Researchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs

Researchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs | Water and Science | Scoop.it
Where did the water coming out of your tap come from? How is it filtered and purified? How much does it cost the city and state per gallon to deliver? How can..
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