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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)
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)
Will future population growth be limited by freshwater availability?
The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. (2015-03-16)
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)
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)
Report examines impact of forest management practices on water supplies
A new report from the National Research Council, (2008-07-10)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Online photos provide evidence for the value of clean water
New research published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment presents a novel approach to calculating the value of clean water. (2015-02-03)
Stroud water research center honors John Briscoe for achievements in stewardship of fresh water
Stroud Water Research Center presented John Briscoe, Ph.D., with the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence at The Water's Edge, the Center's annual gala at Longwood Gardens in the suburbs of Philadelphia on Thursday evening, Oct. (2012-10-19)
UCF researchers to develop water purification system for hurricane relief
The National Science Foundation has asked University of Central Florida to quickly develop a water purification system using nanoparticles to aid disaster victims. (2005-10-19)
Cranfield looks at recycling attitudes
Cranfield University in England has conducted a major study into the public's attitude to recycling water. (2000-08-16)
USGS scientists develop "Robowell" to monitor ground water
USGS scientists in Massachusetts have patented a robotic ground water monitoring technology, nicknamed (2000-05-08)
Smart phones know when rivers rise...with USGS WaterAlert
You can receive a text or email from the USGS when waters are rising in rivers and streams near you. (2011-09-01)
Changes in agricultural practices help clean up Lake Erie
Changes in agricultural practices on farms around the Lake Erie basin have reduced the amount of pollutants in runoff into rivers that feed the lake, according to a landmark study by Case Western Reserve University geologists. (2002-04-15)
Adapting to climate change will bring new environmental problems
Adapting to climate change could have profound environmental repercussions, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. (2015-03-20)
Hotpots of US coastline susceptible to contamination
Groundwater discharge into the oceans may impair water quality along one-fifth of the coastal United States, a new study reports. (2016-08-04)
Research may lead to improvements in water use for crop irrigation
Two papers published in Irrigation and Drainage may help improve estimates of water requirements for crops, which will save water and minimize losses, allowing more land to be irrigated and subsequently more food to be produced. (2017-10-06)
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