China's water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

New research paints a grim picture for the future of China's water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the University ...

Water's role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire

Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought about by these measures ...

China's hidden water footprint

China's richest provinces have an outsized environmental impact on the country's water-scarce regions, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of ...

Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity

International trade of food crops led to freshwater savings worth 2.4 billion US-Dollars in 2005 and had a major impact on local water stress. This is shown in a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Wastewater technology to assist nuclear clean-up

West Australian researchers have developed an advanced water decontamination process that turns toxic wastewater into near rainwater quality and which they believe could help Japan in its extensive clean-up of nuclear contaminated ...

Virtual sailing gives competitors the edge

Newcastle University's Yacht and Superyacht Research Group show how virtual simulation can be used to accurately predict how a yacht will behave during a race.

'Virtual water', a barometer of global water resources

When goods are produced, water is used in the process. Even though this water is “virtual,” tracking its import and export gives a crucial indication of the evolution of world water resources. An international team ...

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