Sunday, January 23, 2022

Pristine groundwater seeps support native algae on Hawai‘i’s coasts

Native marine macroalgae, also known as limu, or as seaweed, thrive in environments created by natural groundwater seeps, specifically benefiting from the combined effects...

Study points to microplastics’ greater presence in faeces of IBD sufferers

A potential link between microplastics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been flagged up by a scientific study released in late December. The group behind...

Climate change author to deliver keynote at water technology event

Renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur and bestselling author Paul Hawken has been announced as a keynote speaker at global water technology event BlueTech Forum 2022, which...

Firm supplies electric actuators to award-winning Singapore desalination plant

AUMA has supplied more than 150 electric actuators to Singapore’s new Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP), an award-winning plant that was selected as...

Visionary water projects celebrated by Lighthouse Awards

Carlsberg and Anglian Water among winners announced during Aquatech 2021 Global organisations that have blazed a trail of innovation to conserve and enhance water resources...
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Structure streamlines salt collection

A low-cost seawater desalination device powered by solar energy was recently described by a group from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea.
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Making desalination safer

A group claims to have developed a way to improve the quality of desalinated water while reducing the cost of the process. The findings were recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Hydrogel tablet can purify a litre of river water in an hour, says group

A group at The University of Texas at Austin has created a hydrogel tablet that they say can rapidly purify contaminated water. One...

Chalk streams should be given enhanced status, says strategy document

A new Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy, published on 15 October, calls for chalk streams in England to be given enhanced environmental status. The Catchment Based...

Clarifier cuts treatment costs and improves solids removal, says firm

Water technology firm Xylem has unveiled what it describes as "a breakthrough solution to support the efficient removal of solids in water treatment applications"....

Wolds collaboration aims to improve water and soil quality in East Yorkshire AR

A five-year collaboration is underway between Yorkshire Water and a group of innovative farmers, who are making a bid to improve water and soil...

Water company performance survey seeks supplier views

Water sector supply chain companies are being invited to share their experiences of working with UK utilities over the past 12 months. British Water’s annual...

MIT group uses graphene foam to filter uranium from water

Some kinds of water pollution, such as algal blooms and plastics that foul rivers, lakes, and marine environments, lie in plain sight.

Urgent improvements in water security needed to achieve climate resilience, warns research group

Urgent steps to improve water security are needed across the world as part of measures to increase climate resilience, the University of Oxford-led REACH research programme warned on 3 August as it published a new, interdisciplinary report.

SEPA warns water scarcity still impacting Scotland, despite heavy rainfall

The latest weekly Water Scarcity Situation Report from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) shows that, despite heavy rainfall and thundery showers across much of mainland Scotland, the majority of the country is still seeing the impacts of water scarcity.

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

The water sector is moving towards an outcome-focused approach to the way it plans and invests in environmental solutions, in the view of Phil...

Irrigation plays a large role in increasing salinity in global freshwaters

A large part of global food production is dependent on irrigation, and new research from Utrecht University appears to show that, when irrigation water...

Firms appointed by utility to support £5 billion infrastructure programme in Scotland

Utility firm Scottish Water has appointed a network of companies that it says will enhance water and wastewater services, and support a forecasted £1...

“Devastating water leak” drives move to improve sustainability, says chemistry research group

An organic chemistry research group, the Maulide Group at the University of Vienna has described how a devastating water leak in a nearby chemistry...

Report urges food and beverage industry to adopt water best practice

The reputational and financial risks of the mismanagement of water and wastewater systems is the subject of a new report published today (17 June)....