Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy damaged more than 100 drinking water supply facilities and sewage treatment plants, leaving the state of New York, with an unexpected €2 billion bill to repair them. On the other side of the ...
Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white minority.
Hydraulic engineer Andrea Schäfer and photovoltaics expert Bryce Richards have developed a solar filtration system to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water and tested it successfully in Tanzania. ...
The freshwater Lake Constance in Central Europe is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-1A satellite.
After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before—by doing nothing.
The one-two punch of tropical storms Irene and Lee in 2011 has prompted New York City to spend an additional $70 million to reduce flood hazards that threaten its water supply.
"We're using water to clean water." This is how Selma Mededovic Thagard describes her current work on purifying drinking water.
Due to the increasing amount of contaminants in surface water, such as hormones and medicine residues, it is increasingly difficult to produce clean drinking water in the Netherlands. This requires a new generation of water ...
Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco.
Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.