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  1. Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring
    3/15/2018

    For many people, hot springs conjure up thoughts of cleansing and purity. For centuries, humans have visited hot springs to relax and recover. But as with any natural water body, hot springs can also exhibit biota that can infect and in severe cases kill.

  2. Got Water? Thank (And Save) A Forest
    3/14/2018

    “When the well’s dry,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “we know the worth of water.” Today, our freshwater supplies face serious threats — including drought, wildfire, and other impacts of a warming climate. From California to Cape Town, the worth of water has become crystal clear.

  3. Exploring RO’s Inner Net
    3/14/2018

    A deep dive into reverse osmosis (RO) elements reveals the importance of feed channel spacers for optimal membrane filtration system performance.

  4. Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners
    3/14/2018

    Water Research Foundation (WRF) research examines successes and challenges for “One Water” management of resources and long-term sustainability.

  5. Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit
    3/8/2018

    One thing was certain after the Two Nations One Water: U.S.-Mexico Border Water Summit concluded March 2 at El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center. Policymakers, researchers and industry experts from both sides of the border care deeply about water sustainability and are committed to solutions to ensure the long-term vitality of their respective communities. About 300 convened at the two-day event, eager and ready to work together.

  6. Crowdsourcing The First Water Management Database — With A Little Help From Companies
    3/8/2018

    From Cape Town to Puerto Rico to Flint, MI, it's no surprise that drought, flooding, and water pollution can devastate communities, impacting lives and hindering economic growth. But the physical components of water supply — its abundance or scarcity, levels of pollution, and the competition over it — are only half of the equation when it comes to overall water security. What's just as important is how water is managed by public institutions, such as water utilities and local governments.

  7. Selecting The Best Solution For PFAS Removal
    3/5/2018

    Protecting the public health and ensuring water is safe to drink is the highest goal of water system managers. Negative health effects are indicated from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS). Based on lab studies, the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water of 70 parts per trillion. While health advisories are not enforceable, they offer a margin of safety for consumers.

  8. Micrometers: A Simple Solution To Water Scarcity
    3/5/2018

    In the small community of Llimbe in Peru, water sources were running dry. The population had grown from 35 to 50 families, and some of the families were using more water than they actually needed. Because of this, if you lived higher on the hillside, you may only have water for an hour a day.

  9. The Energy Reality Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis — And Why The U.S. Should Care
    2/28/2018

    In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry.

  10. Share The Wealth: A Cap-And-Trade System Of Water Conservation And Resiliency?
    2/23/2018

    California has struggled with drought for most of the last decade. From 2011-2015, the state experienced the driest four-year stretch in recorded history, leading to unprecedented water restrictions for residents, including a state mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent.