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Sewage Treatment Plant That Looks Like A Botanical Garden:

Sustainability Matters | By: Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd | GPE – May 22, 2018: Abstract: Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge Plants (IFAS) rely on the use of a media on which a biofilm is grown, which results in a compact ...
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Improving Wastewater Treatment Performance To Create New Business Opportunities:

Sustainability Matters | By: Michael Romer | May 21, 2018: Traditional wastewater treatment plants can suffer from a range of maintenance and operational issues arising from the corrosive and potentially septic nature of the materials being processed. However, there are ...
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Smart Watering Reduces Heat At Adelaide Airport:

Sustainability Matters | By: SA Water | GPE – May 22, 2018: A trial conducted by SA Water and Adelaide Airport has found the smart use of water to maintain soil moisture and cultivate green space can reduce average ambient ...
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Climate Change Impacts Fragile River Ecosystems:

Science Daily | By: Geological Society Of America | May 16, 2018: Summary: Research undertaken in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that some of the world’s most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats are being destroyed due to ...
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The Fog Catchers Conjuring Water Out Of Moroccan Mist:

Reuters | By: Valeria Cardi | May 17, 2018: Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. For ...
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Nasa Reveals Dozens Of Areas In Danger Of Running Out Of Water:

The Financial Times | GPE – May 17, 2018: Human impact on supplies far greater than researchers anticipated. New satellite data on freshwater reserves from Nasa have revealed that dozens of regions across the globe are in danger of becoming ...
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The New Picture Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2018):

The Ocean Cleanup | By: Boyan Slat | GPE – May 17, 2018: 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly ...
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Can Sludge From Dams Turn Deserts Into Farmland?

Fast Company | By: Adele Peters | GPE – May 14, 2018: Afforest for the Future is one of a series of projects trying to create arable land from sand. It’s method: use the muck that collects behind dams to ...
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Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a ...
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Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater:

Yale Environment 360 | By Jacques Leslie | May 01, 2018: By 2023, Orange County, California’s wastewater treatment system will generate 130 million gallons of drinking water a day. With the era of dam building coming to an end in ...
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Navigating Drought ~ The App Saving Kenya’s Herders:

Al Jazeera | May 01, 2018: How pastoralists in southern Kenya are using satellite mapping technology to make informed migration decisions. In drought-stricken Kenya, life for all residents and particularly the herding community, has been nothing less than devastating. Erratic ...
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California Water Board To Investigate Use Of Oilfield Wastewater To Irrigate Crops:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – May 01, 2018: Expert panel will assess safety of eating food grown with treated wastewater. Originally published January 11, 2016: Kern County is the center of California’s oil industry. The ...
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A Small School In Bolivia Is A Model For Sustainable Living Using Solar & Rainwater Capture:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | April 29, 2018: The Power of an Idea: “Innovation is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Thomas Edison Change starts with a single idea. The change in San Juan started with a single revolutionary ...
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Stormwater Treatment With A Different Face:

Forester Daily News | By: Janice Kaspersen | GPE – April 26, 2018: Managing stormwater is usually a utilitarian function. Occasionally it can rise to an art. A number of facilities combine stormwater treatment with another role, such as providing ...
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Fatberg ‘Autopsy’ Reveals Growing Health Threat To Londoners:

The Guardian | By: Nadia Khomami | GPE – April 26, 2018: Potentially deadly bacteria thriving in huge clots of waste in sewers, Channel 4 study shows. Fatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking ...
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SOURCE Hydropanel ~ Sunlight + Air = Water:

Zero Mass Water | By: Cody Friesen | GPE – April 22, 2018: At Zero Mass Water, we make exactly one product: SOURCE Hydropanels. That’s right, Hydropanels. Originally published January 04, 2018: This term is meant to capture that SOURCE ...
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Moss Capable Of Removing Arsenic From Drinking Water Discovered:

Science Daily | By: Stockholm University | GPE – April 19, 2018: Summary: A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered. And it happens quickly ~ in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low ...
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Nigeria ~ Shrinking Goronyo Dam Threatens Livelihood Of Millions:

Al Jazeera | By: Ahmed Idris | April 17, 2018: In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes. The lives and livelihoods of two million people ...
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Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half The World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity:

World Resources Institute | By: Various Authors | GPE – April 18, 2018: Many people point to renewable energy as the greatest threat facing fossil fuel power plants. New WRI research finds that the real threat may be water. Originally ...
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It’s Not Just Cape Town ~ 4 Shrinking Reservoirs To Watch:

World Resources Institute | By: Charles Iceland, Tianyi Luo & Gennadii Donchyts | GPE – April 17, 2018: Cape Town, South Africa has been in the news a lot lately. The region has suffered a devastating three-year drought, and the ...
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Report ~ Drought Expands; Oklahoma Sees Worst Conditions:

US News | By: Russell Contreras & Julian Hattem (AP) | GPE – April 17, 2018: Drought is tightening its grip across the Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah, according to a new federal data released Thursday ...
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Up To The Last Drop ~ The Secret Water War In Europe:

Al Jazeera | By: Yorgos Avgeropoulos | April 16, 2018: Is water a commodity or a human right? Cities across Europe are fighting water privatisation. In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations ...
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UK Scientists Use Graphene Filter To Make Dirty Water Drinkable:

Al Jazeera | By: Laurence Lee | April 15, 2018: Scientists in the city of Manchester have found a potential breakthrough to water filtration that could provide clean water to millions in the coming years. Water scarcity is one of ...
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SkyWater ~ Extracting Water From The Atmosphere:

SkyWater | GPE – April 11, 2018: Advanced Air-to-Water Technology® The most abundant source of fresh water is the Earth’s atmosphere. When atmospheric humidity condenses, it falls as rain. Skywater® replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew ...
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Water From Air:

Water From Air | GPE – April 11, 2018: Water is life. Water from Air™ lives and breathes with the philosophy that “Water is life”. Our South African team strives to be the best in providing a pure drinking water ...
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Bacteria Breathe Easy With New Wastewater Treatment Technology:

Sustainability Matters | April 09, 2018: Murdoch University researchers have developed an energy-efficient process that they believe will revolutionise wastewater treatment by chopping the required electricity consumption in half. With current wastewater treatment technology in Australia more than 100 years ...
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Water From The Air ~ The Perfect Solution?

Clean Technica | By: Jesper Berggreen | April 09, 2018: In a recent article about the occurring global freshwater depletion James Ayre made us aware of some depressing facts like: More than 4 billion people around the world already experience ...
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Emrgy Offers Scalable Plug-N-Play Hydropower Solutions:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | April 03, 2018: When we think of hydropower, we think of thundering cascades of water spilling downhill through carefully crafted flumes and spinning enormous generators that make enough power to light up small ...
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When Nature Says ‘Enough!’ ~ The River That Appeared Overnight In Argentina:

The Guardian | By: Uki Goñi | GPE – April 03, 2018: A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya ...
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Why Are People Concerned About Sydney’s Water supply?

Al Jazeera | GPE – April 03, 2018: Coal mining under the reservoirs of Australia’s most populous city may be starting to affect the water. Many environmentalists are expressing concern over Sydney’s water supply. Originally published March 31, 2018: Coal ...
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China To Spend $300 Million On Improved Irrigation In Southern Xinjiang:

Reuters | GPE – April 03, 2018: The Chinese government will spend 1.875 billion yuan ($298.92 million) to improve irrigation systems in the heavily ethnic Uighur southern part of the violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang, state news agency Xinhua ...
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Chlorine Reduction In Water Using UV:

Sustainability Matters | GPE – April 02, 2018: Chlorine still remains the most commonly used method of providing water disinfection and protection against waterborne pathogens. But there are a number of documented disadvantages to using chlorine. Originally published March 27, ...
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Smart Stormwater Drains Reduce Risk Of Flooding:

Sustainability Matters | GPE – April 02, 2018: A collaboration between Downer, Fujitsu and EYEfi has successfully trialled a ‘smart drains’ solution that has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of flooding due to overflows from stormwater drains. Originally ...
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These Water Wheels Can Pump Water Over A Mile Without Electricity:

TechInsider | GPE – April 02, 2018: This is Barsha Pump, it’s a new water pump created by aQysta. “Barsha” means rain in Nepalese and the pumps are being made available across Nepal, Indonesia, Zambia and 9 other countries. The ...
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Dr. Gerald H. Pollack ~ The Fourth Phase of Water:

GrahamHancockDotCom | By: Luke Hancock & Echan Deravy | GPE – April 02, 2018: Pollack Laboratory ~ uncovering nature’s deeply held secrets. Dr. Gerald Pollack maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding ...
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Meet The Man Who Built His Own Power Plant:

Great Big Story | GPE – April 01, 2018: Many parts of rural Kenya lack access to electricity, leaving residents shrouded in darkness as nighttime falls. John Magiro Wangare wanted to change that. Originally published March 06, 2018:Using a local ...
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What’s Up With Water – Speaking of Water – Who Trusts The Tap?

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | March 29, 2018: Study looks at U.S. tap and bottled water consumption. More and more people are asking a question once thought preposterous in the United States. That question: do I trust ...
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New Technology In China Turns Desert Into Land Rich With Crops:

CGTN America | By: Frances Kuo | GPE – March 29, 2018: Drawing a roadmap to combat the spread of deserts worldwide. It’s the mission of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Inner Mongolian city of Erdos ...
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Risks Are Substantial In New Mexico’s Permian Basin:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | March 29, 2018: America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater. Deep beneath the desert that surrounds this oil boomtown is a fossil fuel bounty of staggering riches reachable only by penetrating ...
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Study Finds ~ Rapid Farmland Degradation To Force Hundreds Of Millions To Migrate Over Next 3 Decades:

Clean Technica | By: James Ayre | March 28, 2018: Hundreds of millions of people are likely to be forced to migrate over just the next 3 decades due to rapidly deteriorating farmland productivity in many regions — caused by ...
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