Drinking Water Source

  1. Desalination In The Caribbean
    10/29/2018

    More than 7,000 islands of the Caribbean Archipelago are scattered over a million-square-mile area between North and South America. Some smaller islands are naturally dry, but some volcanic islands — like Grenada and St. Lucia — are well forested and provide significant water catchment to support spring water and surface water. But, as populations, agriculture, and industry grow, desalination is becoming more attractive as a water source throughout the entire region.

  2. Is Lake Mead Drying Up?
    10/24/2018

    Lake Mead levels are low, which creates significant complications for water management in Arizona.

  3. When Water Scarcity Leads To Violent Crime
    10/18/2018

    As pressure on water resources grows, there is at least one “water cop” trying to maintain order.

  4. Innovative Project In Virginia Changes Lens On Wastewater
    10/16/2018

    In September of 2016, Ted Henifin took the first sip of water purified at a pilot treatment plant developed by HRSD (Hampton Roads Sanitation District). Now, the innovative water treatment program known as SWIFT — Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow — is changing the lens through which communities and government officials view wastewater, drinking water, aquifer replenishment, and even fighting sea level rise.

  5. Dirty Irrigation Water Poses Health Risks
    10/10/2018

    Irrigation water used by farmers appears to be making people sick.

  6. Utilities Invoke A Nightmare: 'Imagine A Day Without Water'
    10/5/2018

    Water utilities around the country are inviting the public to think the unthinkable in a campaign kicking off October 10 known as “Imagine a Day Without Water”.

  7. Brain-Eating Amoeba Takes Life In New Jersey
    10/5/2018

    The so-called "brain-eating" amoeba, a water-based threat that poses a risk to water utilities, has taken another life.

  8. Groundwater Replenished To Prevent Sea Level Rise
    10/4/2018

    Groundwater in Southeastern coastal Virginia is depleting due to over-drafting without intentional replenishment. This phenomenon makes the Potomac aquifer susceptible to saltwater intrusion as well as land subsidence, or the gradual settling or sudden sinking of the earth’s surface. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District responded to these issues by using groundwater augmentation as a way to recharge the aquifer, prevent saltwater intrusion, and potentially increase ground elevation.

  9. Eliminating A Silent Killer — A Critical Review On The Viability Of Decentralized Arsenic Removal Systems For Rural Communities
    9/20/2018

    Arsenic is a global environmental health issue. Since it was recognized in the nineties many techniques have been developed on the remediation on arsenic contaminated drinking water. Solving people’s exposure through drinking water to arsenic is, however, a complex problem.

  10. Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3
    9/12/2018

    Our environment is rife with testimonials to the law of unintended consequences. When it comes to water treatment, the compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) is the latest surprise making its way through the remediation lifecycle.