News tagged with drink water

Bringing clean water to developing nations

"It's been a long, hard slog," says Susan Murcott, a senior lecturer in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, describing her efforts to disseminate water-filtration systems to some three ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Engineering
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Confronting threats to clean water

Despite the abundance of water on our planet, it remains a precious and sought after life-sustaining resource. Without the technology to provide safe, clean water to the masses, the general public would be consuming massive ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Environment
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Quick ID for water pathogens

Drinking water flowing from your tap can contain harmful bacteria, viruses and single-cell animals. And most countries do not routinely test for all these bugs. Instead, scientists usually take a water sample ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Analytical Chemistry
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Focus on reducing urban water leakage

No resource is more fundamental to life and human society than water. Yet, globally, 25 to 30 percent of drinking water is lost every year due to leakages in urban water distribution systems.

dateOct 08, 2013 in Environment
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Policy study weighs up water catchment uses

A national methodology for protecting the sources of drinking water – while accounting for recreational needs in surface water catchments – is being developed by Edith Cowan University researchers.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Environment
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