Source Water

  1. Bay Mussels In Puget Sound Show Traces Of Oxycodone
    5/24/2018

    The opioid epidemic has now hit the waters of Puget Sound. State agencies tracking pollution levels in Puget Sound have discovered traces of oxycodone in the tissues of native bay mussels (Mytilus trossulus) from Seattle and Bremerton area harbors.

  2. Legionella Conference 2018: Controlling This Deadly Bacteria Will Take A Village
    5/22/2018

    Controlling Legionnaires’ disease will require a universal, preventive-based approach by a bevy of stakeholders ranging from building owners to hospital administrators, from public health officials to policymakers, and from scientists to water system engineers.

  3. California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use
    5/17/2018

    California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  

  4. West Coast WTPs: Beware Of Intruders On Your Doorstep
    5/16/2018

    As if they don’t already face enough challenges, water treatment plants (WTPs) in the western U.S. have yet another potential problem lurking in their source water waiting to blossom when they least expect it. This specific problem comes in the form of two invasive species: quagga mussels and zebra mussels.

  5. Could Bats Guide Humans To Clean Drinking Water In Places Where It’s Scarce?
    5/14/2018

    Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock.

  6. How Sludge-To-Energy Technology Is Boosting Water Resilience And Slashing Emissions For Cities
    5/14/2018

    Growing cities are generating higher volumes of wastewater and putting a strain on clean water supplies, calling for solutions that extract value from “waste” and ensure the sustainability of resources — with the added bonus, or imperative, of protecting the environment.

  7. Building Resilient Drinking Water Treatment Operations For A Sustainable Water Future
    5/14/2018

    It's spring and the algae are in bloom, but harmful algal blooms are far from the only threats to drinking water. Fortunately, there are advanced treatment technologies to handle some of the most persistent contaminants today, including algal toxins, Cryptosporidium, and 1,4-dioxane.

  8. Predicting Climate Change Impacts On Reservoirs And Water Supply
    5/10/2018

    Climate change is a growing concern, especially the uncertainty of how it will impact the environment. Climate conditions and temperatures vary by region and the effects of climate change will not be uniform.

  9. Don’t Want A Solar Panel On Your Roof? How About One Floating On The Lake Behind Your Home?
    5/7/2018

    Who would have thought that a reservoir of water could play a role in producing energy?  Not many people would…but it’s happening elsewhere and it could soon be trending in America.

  10. Drop By Drop, Better Management Makes Dents In China’s Water Stress
    4/30/2018

    With more than one-third of its land area facing high or extremely high water stress, China is working hard to match growing demands for freshwater with the available renewable supply. The government is well aware of the threats that water stress can pose — economic stagnation, the demise of water-dependent industries, and conflicts over resources.