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Portland State study links outdoor recreation with water quality concerns
People who camp, hike, fish or participate in other forms of outdoor recreation generally have a higher level of concern about water quality than those who don't, according to a recent study co-authored by Portland State University professor Melissa Haeffner. (2018-04-03)
First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course
In an effort to help raise the quality of water management expertise worldwide, the United Nations University has authorized for the first time in its 26-year history a diploma to be granted to global graduates of a unique new online training program called the (2003-11-30)
Fuzzy logic water quality
A fuzzy logic approach to analyzing water quality could help reduce the number of people in the developing world forced to drink polluted and diseased water for survival, according to a report in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management from Inderscience publishers. (2008-04-17)
Drinking recycled water?
The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. (2011-01-06)
Water quality was issue in ancient Rome, says University of Toronto scholar
Can the great technological feats of the early Romans still inform urban planning today? (2001-12-11)
Fresh-cut produce washing practices can minimize food-borne illness risks
Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture recently examined the safety and quality of (2007-12-06)
Improvements in water quality could reduce ecological impact of climate change on rivers
Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study by Cardiff University's Water Research Institute and the University of Vermont. (2019-06-03)
The secret of Dutch tapwater unveiled in new textbook
The public drinking water supply in the Netherlands is one of the best in the world. (2007-02-27)
Biological sand filters, a practical approach to combat poverty and inequality
Microbiologically contaminated water plagues approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban populations in developing countries. (2008-09-24)
Cranfield senses something in the water
Leading members of the water industry will meet at Cranfield, England to discuss the future of waste water treatment and the latest technologies. (2000-07-04)
Study: Involving the public in water policies is key to successful municipal water systems
Informing residents about local water issues and involving them in local water policies are the keys to building healthy and resilient city water systems, according to a Portland State University study. (2018-02-19)
WSU geologist uses satellite imagery to study surface water quality within Ohio River watershed
A Wright State University research scientist is using satellite imagery to evaluate water quality within the streams and rivers of the Ohio River watershed. (2005-01-06)
Will future population growth be limited by freshwater availability?
The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. (2015-03-16)
UBC researchers test 3-D-printed water quality sensor
Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device -- built using a 3-D printer -- that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness. (2017-07-19)
Slow-moving ground water slows down water-quality improvements in Chesapeake Bay
Ground water supplies about half of the water and nitrogen to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is therefore an important pathway for nitrogen to reach the bay, according to a recent USGS study. (2004-02-18)
New England Water Is Improving But Problems Remain, Says New USGS Report
Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes. (1999-04-30)
Interventions to improve water qulaity for preventing diarrhea
Researchers from Emory University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the World Health Organization have carried out an updated Cochrane review to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhea. (2015-10-21)
Using ultrasound to control toxic algal blooms
University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the use of ultrasound as an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to controlling blue-green algae in our fresh water supplies. (2010-07-06)
Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowly
Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (2017-08-10)
Older filters, fresher water
Scientists in Australia have discovered that the older the water filter the better when it comes to reducing the off-putting earthy taste of some tap water. (2007-11-22)
Clean or boiled tap water is as good as saline at cleaning acute wounds
Using drinkable tap water to clean wounds does not increase infection rates, according to the findings of a Cochrane Review. (2008-01-22)
Private drinking water supplies pose challenges to public health
An estimated 3 to 4 million people -- about one in every eight Canadians -- drink water from private supplies. (2010-03-15)
Drugs in wastewater contaminate drinking water
Both prescription and illegal drugs that are abused have been found in Canadian surface waters. (2015-07-20)
Economic analysis provides watershed moment for environmental groups
Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. (2018-10-12)
Report examines impact of forest management practices on water supplies
A new report from the National Research Council, (2008-07-10)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer water
When you take a swim in the sea and entangle your toes in underwater plants you can stay calm, they are doing good. (2017-08-30)
Research grant funds studies of climate change and reef ecosystems
Research will explore environmental conditions in the Florida Keys and South Florida. (2006-12-04)
Real-time monitoring could reduce First Nations water advisories by one third, study finds
University of Guelph researchers have found that drinking water advisories in First Nations communities caused by equipment malfunction, inadequate disinfection and high microbial counts could be reduced by introducing real-time monitoring systems. (2018-04-03)
Less water, same Texas cotton
In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to water cotton fields. (2018-05-16)
Notre Dame researcher is studying role small dams play in pollution control
A new Notre Dame study notes that there is a crucial need to gain a better understanding of what small dams mean for our water quality before they crumble and disappear. (2013-03-28)
Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developed
A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of damage to the ecological quality of their watersheds. (2016-07-25)
No silver bullet for helping the Great Barrier Reef
Using a combination of advanced satellite imaging and over 20 years of coral monitoring across the Reef, a team of researchers from Dalhousie University, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE), the University of Adelaide and Lancaster University in the UK has found that chronic exposure to poor water quality is limiting the recovery rates of corals across wide swaths of the Great Barrier Reef. (2019-03-11)
Study finds room for improvement in South Korea's polluted river basin
A new Portland State University study shows that even though water quality has improved in South Korea's Han River basin since the 1990s, there are still higher-than-acceptable levels of pollutants in some of the more urbanized regions in and around the capital Seoul. (2018-07-12)
Portland State research shows link between home styles and high water use
Affluent neighborhoods with lawns -- and occasionally swimming pools -- use up to 10 times more water than neighborhoods with higher density housing with less landscaping, according to a Portland State University study. (2017-05-03)
To avert crisis, Illinois should enact law regulating water withdrawal
Whether or not a drought materializes this summer, Illinois needs a water law to regulate the withdrawal of water from streams before there is a crisis leading to rationing and poor water quality, a University of Illinois engineer recommends. (2000-07-02)
K-State program will give young professionals skills to protect water resources
K-State's Kansas Environmental Leadership Program is developing an interdisciplinary course and curriculum on environmental leadership and water. (2009-11-11)
Subproducts resulting from disinfecting drinkable water
For his PhD thesis, Unai Iriarte Velasco analysed strategies for reducing levels of subproducts from the disinfection of drinkable water and their application in optimising the functioning of water treatment plants. (2005-09-08)
Satellite and reanalysis data can substitute field observations over Asian water tower
Satellite data sets are found reliable to reproduce the total column water vapor characteristics over the Tibetan Plateau. (2019-11-12)
Sediment pollution should be included in water quality assessment
Under the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/CE), member states are required to achieve Good Water Status for water (continental, estuarine, subterranean and coastal water bodies) in Europe by 2015. (2010-10-05)
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