News tagged with drink water

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then cultured and analysed in the laboratory. Only after several ...

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Water poses challenge to major cities

Too much water, too little water, or contaminated water. Cities around the world are facing major water-related challenges. These challenges are further aggravated by global trends such as urbanization and climate change. ...

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The 'water mafias' that suck Karachi dry

The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. That day, the water was free—a rare event in Karachi, where organised gangs siphon it off to sell to thirsty residents.

dateOct 04, 2015 in Environment
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ESA image: Andreas in space

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen's 10-day 'iriss' mission to the International Space Station includes many technology demonstrations and scientific experiments. His first scientific task on arriving at the weightless research ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Digital systems smarten up water networks

About a quarter of all drinking water is lost on its way to consumers. A new type of online platform equipped with networked measuring devices, sensors, and pumps, promises to provide the information needed to improve efficiency.

dateAug 28, 2015 in Engineering
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