From space Earth is simply a pale blue dot. It's blue because of all the water on its surface.
A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge
An innovative effort would embed sensors in agricultural fields in a bid to cut down on irrigation--saving farmers money and preserving water for endangered species
Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water
U.N. Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water
Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders
Aqua Plan: Could Cell Phones Help Aid Workers Ensure Haiti's Supply of Clean Drinking Water? [Slide Show]
One aid group working in Haiti is turning to SMS text messaging to ensure Haitians are keeping their drinking water free of cholera-causing bacteria
Advanced membranes, unusual solvents and new drilling processes could clean and recycle a growing flood of contaminated water
VANCOUVER—Resistance to hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. has risen steadily in recent months. Citizens and politicians are worried that fracking deep shales to extract natural gas can contaminate groundwater, trigger earthquakes and release methane, the potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere.
The Future of Water: A Startling Look Ahead, by Steve Maxwell, with Scott Yates, Published in 2011 by the American Water Works Association, Denver Colo., ISBN 978-1-58321-809-9 Full disclosure: I answered an open e-mail solicitation for reviewers of this new book and received a review copy for free in exchange for my promise of a published review.
Editor's Note: Students from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering are working in Tanzania to help improve sanitation and energy technologies in local villages.
That sound you do not hear is a half-million people not sighing in relief as the reservoir that slakes the thirst of the population of Raleigh, NC, and many surrounding smaller towns nears capacity for the first time in nearly a year.
A new "Green City, Clean Waters" plan aims to address water and climate issues, but it is not inspiring much brotherly love among some
Bring Science Home: Activity 18
As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon
This is the question that bounced around my head after I read through the results of the latest Energy Poll out of The University of Texas at Austin.
The U.S. can no longer afford to ignore sewage as a source of drinking water, scientists argue. David Biello reports
LifeStraw makes previously contaminated water drinkable by removing bacteria and viruses
Population drives demand, but so do water-intensive foods such as meat
An exhibition of inventions, artwork and artifacts explores our relationship with water and how the world might cope with future scarcity of this invaluable resource
The many ways we squander water, from unintentional leaks to outright negligence
Companies kill deadly bacteria and strip out heavy metals in water using new technologies that range from ultraviolet (UV) light to microbubbles