Posts

Pacific Institute Report: Setbacks and Solutions of Water-Energy Clash in U.S. Intermountain West

/
At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.

United Nations Stalemates on Climate Change and Security

/
Climate change became a hot-button issue at a recent U.N. Security…

The Stream, July 7: The World's Top 10 Most Resilient Cities

/
CO2 IMPACT ranks the world's top 10 most "resilient cities,"…

Israeli Data Company Makes a Splash in the Water Industry

/
TaKaDu uses algorithms to save water, energy, and money for utility companies around the globe.
Wastewater Recycled for Drinking Water

Wastewater Recycled for Drinking: Low Water Reserves Prompt Australian Push

/
On Australia’s western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

/
Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.
Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

/
In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet's driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

Water Pollution Solution — New York Experiments with Coal Tar "Sponges" in Hudson River

/
Testing new methods to remove residual coal tar from riverbeds in New York.

Bottling Wastewater Expands Island’s Oasis—Singapore’s NEWater Path to Independence

/
Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

Water From Afar—Azerbaijan’s Capital Opens 265-km Water Pipeline

/
The world’s largest high-pressure pipeline made from a glass-plastic composite material.

Drought in India Forces Talk of User Fees, Rainwater Harvesting

/
Fierce heat has allegedly killed dozens as country awaits arrival of monsoons.