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(EN) - Safe Drinking Water is Essential: Glossary | drinking-water.org

(EN) - Safe Drinking Water is Essential: Glossary | drinking-water.org | water | Scoop.it

"Clean drinking water is a basic human need. Unfortunately, more than one in six people still lack reliable access to this precious resource. The problem is particularly acute in the developing world.

This project examines the state of the world’s water supply and what can be done to improve it. It is divided into sections on sources, treatment, and distribution of drinking water.

The sources section reveals where water is found on Earth and how such areas can be protected. The kinds of sources available also determine the types of management techniques that can be used to make the most of every drop.

In the treatment section, we examine the ways in which both humans and nature contaminate our water—and what can be done to ..."


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Solar wagon delivers a self-contained portable water purification ... | water | Scoop.it
One solution for purifying water in remote off-grid areas comes in the form of a wagon, complete with solar panel and water purification system.
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Water Resources of the United States—WaterAlert - Mapper

Water Resources of the United States—WaterAlert - Mapper | water | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of ...
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New Hope for the World’s Driest Regions

New Hope for the World’s Driest Regions | water | Scoop.it
Globally 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity — defined by the United Nations as locations with an annual water supply that drops below 1,000…

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using space technology to find water in Kenya