Monday, December 5, 2022

‘Fantasy league’ reveals future of water innovation

Event organiser BlueTech Research has announced the first "innovation showcase" companies who will appear at the BlueTech Forum event in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-8...

Planetary boundaries update: freshwater at stake

The freshwater change planetary boundary has been transgressed, according to a new international study. Green water is the water cycle available to plants, including...

Q&A: Connecting water technology and its potential impact

With water undergoing a transformation, industrial end-users are increasingly embedding sustainable solutions within their operations. Snehal Desai, chief growth and sustainability officer at Evoqua...

Port Meadow becomes UK’s second river site to gain bathing status

A stretch of the River Thames at Port Meadow, Oxford, has been designated as an official river bathing location after a nearly two-year long...

Report flags “overlooked” potential of groundwater

Groundwater accounts for 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth. However, this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued, mismanaged and even...

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March....

Scottish utility completes reservoir car-removal operation

A delicate operation to remove nine ageing car wrecks which had been dumped in a Paisley reservoir has been hailed a success by utility...
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Proposal to ban ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foams in the EU

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says it is bringing forward a proposal for an EU-wide restriction on all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in...

Identifying ‘discontinuity gap’ could solve freshwater shortages

Esteemed professor and author Cees Buisman, whose renowned book explores how the growth of humanity depends on the growth of our consciousness, has been...

Microgravity experiments could help future space missions find water

New research on generating oxygen from water found on the surfaces of other planets could help support future long-term missions to the Moon and...

$1.9 million for project to investigate water treatment and reuse using biochar

Colorado State University researchers have been given the green light on a research project that they say could rewrite the book on how spent...

Biospherian will share water stories from ‘Spaceship Earth’

Through a radical two-year experiment living inside a mini-Earth, ecologist Dr Mark Nelson developed a deep understanding of humans’ connection with the planetary biosphere...

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...