Maintaining adequate supplies of freshwater in the face of rising demand and climate change is a challenge that industry is starting to address.
Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor.
Satellite control of company and municipal irrigation systems, based on custom weather data, saves billions of gallons of water nationwide.
Agriculture accounts for a whopping 80 percent of U.S. water consumption. Smart irrigation technology could cut that in half while still producing the same amount of crops and livestock—and save energy in the process.
Recent spills show that tougher rules are needed to protect water supplies.
Governments and farmers worldwide spend millions every year trying to control the weather. New science suggests they might be on to something.
A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge.
This eBook, Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management, takes a long look at the water use and management situation in the American Southwest from the early engineering projects, such as building the Hoover and Grand Coulee dams, which were designed to tame the rivers, to the recycling and restoration efforts of today.
Companies kill deadly bacteria and strip out heavy metals in water using new technologies that range from ultraviolet (UV) light to microbubbles.
A new water strategy from the Chinese government is a step in the right direction. But it will be difficult to put into practice.
Countries should work together to understand how the Himalayan thaw will affect hydroelectric energy.
First comprehensive global-impact project shows that water scarcity is a major worry.
Researchers are racing to determine how shrinking glaciers in the Andes will affect the water supply of millions of people.
With nations doing little to slow climate change, many people are ramping up plans to adapt to the inevitable.
Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst.
Moves towards a global water commodities market will push the price of food far beyond its peak.
A conduit from the Red Sea could restore the disappearing Dead Sea and slake the region's thirst.
Scientific research points to a likely worsening of weather patterns in the next decades.
Climate change is having unprecedented effects on water resources globally.
As population continues to grow, managing the relationships between water, food and energy is becoming increasingly critical.
The growing scarcity of freshwater is increasingly seen as a major risk for the global economy.
An innovative effort would embed sensors in agricultural fields in a bid to cut down on irrigation.
Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders.
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