Tag: water crisis

A water crisis is a situation where the available potable, unpolluted water within a region is less than that region’s demand.

Flint’s Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak: Who’s to Blame?

Flint’s Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak: Who’s to Blame?

More than 100 people contracted Legionnaires’ disease from 2014 to 2015 in Genesee County, Michigan. Of those, 12 have died. As more evidence becomes available, officials at the Center for Disease Control are learning the full extent of this devastating outbreak—and are using genetic testing to pinpoint the source.

Michigan’s Department

Damage Control: Easing Customer Concern In the Wake of Flint

Damage Control: Easing Customer Concern In the Wake of Flint

In the wake of devastating water contamination in Flint, Michigan and countless other lead violations across America, consumers are mistrustful of the tap water their municipalities provide—and rightly so.

We’re still learning the human cost of the water crisis in Flint. A recent investigation by USA Today identified almost 2,000 additional

A Corrosive Issue

A Corrosive Issue

Professor Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech was analyzing water samples sent to him by a Flint, MI, water customer, done through a “very rigorous” sampling protocol that he had directed. “I was in total disbelief,” he says.

Elon Musk’s Master Plan

Elon Musk’s Master Plan

A few days ago SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket onto the autonomous spaceport drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You.” It was a very exciting milestone for SpaceX, considering its plans for the future. As exciting as it was to watch, this was not the ultimate feat

Danfoss Joins New Cross-Atlantic Water Technology Alliance California

Danfoss Joins New Cross-Atlantic Water Technology Alliance California

Strategic alliance between Denmark and US brings focus, solutions to water crisis

On April 4, Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs inaugurated a new cross-Atlantic partnership, the Water Technology Alliance (WTA) California, in San Francisco, California. The aim of the cross-Atlantic partnership is to share knowledge and to

A Corrosive Issue

A Corrosive Issue

Professor Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech was analyzing water samples sent to him by a Flint, MI, water customer, done through a “very rigorous” sampling protocol that he had directed. “I was in total disbelief,” he says.

Parched: Can Desalination Quench the World’s Thirst?

Parched: Can Desalination Quench the World’s Thirst?

In 1790, when Thomas Jefferson was Secretary of State, he held a bottle of “purified” seawater to his lips and drank. The water in the bottle tasted only slightly better than untreated salt water, but the potential of this discovery piqued his interest.

Desalination seemed a possible solution to a myriad

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