SOURCE WATER RESOURCES
West World: Lessons In Future-Focused Utility Management
California always seems on the precipice, for better or worse. It can symbolize hope and prosperity — from the fortune seekers of the gold rush to today’s would-be Hollywood stars, it’s the place where a brighter future awaits (or, at least, where the sun always shines). Or, it can portend certain doom — a state on fire, both literally and figuratively, where (over)population and natural disasters eventually coalesce into catastrophe.
Water From Air: A Pipe Dream Or New Frontier?
Atmospheric water generation could be a solution to water woes confronting citizens and industry across the globe, including the U.S.
Plastic Micro- And Nanoparticles In Drinking Water And Foods
The prospect of plastics working their way into humans is a rising concern for the public, with information presented to them from various, and sometimes suspect, sources. To cut through the noise, findings from the top available sources — detailed international reviews — are presented here with commentary.
Domestic Water Use Grew 600% Over The Past 50 Years
Humanity’s thirst for freshwater has more than doubled since the 1960s, keeping pace with growing populations and economies. One-quarter of the world now faces extremely high water stress, where more than 80 percent of the available supply is withdrawn every year.
Rights Of Nature: What’s In A Name?
Lake Erie was recently denied "human" rights, but the Rights of Nature movement still has potential.
Coronavirus And The Water Cycle — Here Is What Treatment Professionals Need To Know
As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts.
4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Groundwater Treatment
Even though groundwater sources are somewhat safer from pollution and contamination due to their underground location, they are still susceptible.
U.S. Military Bases With Cancer-Linked Contaminated Water Are Undercounted
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of an estimated 5,000 man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used, since the 1940s, in the manufacturing processes of various consumer products and industries. PFAS are widely used, especially because of their oil and water repellency and temperature and chemical resistance.
Mine Waste Dams Threaten The Environment, Even When They Don't Fail
Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.
Putting Out The Fire: 50 Years Of Science To Protect America’s Water
2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), giving us an opportunity to highlight how our science has played a critical role in helping the Agency meet its mission to safeguard public health and the environment.