Researchers add detail to understanding how micro- and nanoplastics move through the environment

The fundamental mechanisms that allow tiny pieces of plastic bags and foam packaging at the nanoscale to move through the environment seem to have...

Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baroness Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held...

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...

£40m Water Breakthrough Challenge opens for entries on 6 May

The £40 million Water Breakthrough Challenge will promote innovation and collaboration between the water sector and partner organisations, says water industry regulator Ofwat. The Water...

Technological breakthroughs driving growth in water quality monitoring

Developments in solid-state electronics and small high-powered light sources (like the LEDs in this image) have supported rapid progress with optical sensor technology during...

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...

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...

PFAS treatment start-up changes name and announces successful fund-raise to accelerate growth

Puraffinity, a spin-out from Imperial College London, that develops advanced materials for selectively removing target chemical compounds from water, has announced an oversubscribed seed...

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"....

Comment: Smart water reuse and flood management technology “could be a vital strategic water...

Comment from water technology firm SDS Water infrastructure planners should aim to exploit emergent digitally-controlled rainwater storage and recycling technologies to contribute substantially to water...

Utility signs up businesses to water-saving pledge

Businesses in Yorkshire are being encouraged to sign up to Yorkshire Water’s ‘Water Saving Promise’ this Water Saving Week (May 17 – 22). The utility...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Graphene acid helps remove heavy metal pollutants from water

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. Image courtesy of AlexanderAlUS (additional image credit: CORE-Materials, CC BY-SA 2.0 license). Researchers at Palacký...

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.

Bath hospital Legionella inquest pinpoints failures

The risks presented by Legionella bacteria in water systems were in the headlines again in February, following inquest findings which highlighted the failures that...

Pioneering projects celebrated by foundation behind water documentary

Organisations that have embraced innovation to protect and enhance water supplies have been recognised for their pioneering work by the foundation behind the recent...

Terrorists and the water supply: UK specialist hits back at “scaremongering” criticism

Craig Stanners, Director of IVL Flow Control has hit back at alleged criticism that he was scaremongering when stating that the UK’s water networks...