News tagged with water infrastructure

Rural America's drinking water crisis

One winter morning C.H. Underwood looked up and down the street in his small town of O'Brien, Texas and realized something was wrong. The trash hadn't been picked up that week, or the week before, "and there was Christmas ...

dateJun 14, 2017 in Environment
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Waterworld—can we learn to live with flooding?

Flash floods, burst riverbanks, overflowing drains, contaminants leaching into waterways: some of the disruptive, damaging and hazardous consequences of having too much rain. But can cities be designed and adapted to live ...

dateJan 05, 2017 in Environment
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Rigid water pipes, fit for the future

At IFAT 2016 Fraunhofer presents a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, Westphalia. Visitors of the ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Flint crisis opens door on water problems around US

As the impacts and implications of the municipal water crisis in Flint, Michigan continue to unfold, many questions about exactly what happened, why, and who is to blame remain unanswered. In this post, experts from the Columbia ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Environment
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