Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.
Modern construction equipment needs telecoms networks. While there is significant machine-to-server activity there is far less vehicle-to-vehicle communication than many people think. In this article Michele Mackenzie, Principal Analyst for M2M (machine to machine) & IoT (internet of things) services at Analysys Mason explains to what extent new networks will
Scholarships are available for utility personnel to visit other utilities with innovations of interest. The exchange, supported by WRF, WEF, and NACWA, provides an effective way for utilities to learn about, gain confidence in, and adopt new technologies and approaches more quickly.
As water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) are transforming
The Story of Stuff Project’s First-Ever Plastic Waste Brand Audits Aim to Identify Sources of Plastic Pollution, Address Trash Crisis at its Source
In a new effort to hold companies accountable for ubiquitous plastic pollution, The Story of Stuff Project is announcing the launch of the first-ever brand audit clean-ups to
If you don’t remember the movie Cast Away, here’s a brief synopsis. Tom Hanks is stranded on an uninhabited tropical island following a plane crash. As he struggles to survive, a Wilson brand volleyball washes ashore. The castaway paints a face on the ball and names it “Wilson.” Wilson becomes
FOR MANY RESIDENTS in Southwestern Idaho, the Boise River is an iconic and essential element of the City of Boise, providing untold economic, aesthetic, wildlife, and recreational benefits. For a body of water of its size and importance to the community, water quality protection is essential to the sustainability and
Around the time Galileo Galilei looked through his telescope and first spotted Saturn, another revolutionary idea was being explored when early scientists in 1614 realized that sunlight has powerful chemical properties. That early seed of a theory led researchers to explore the idea through the centuries, leading eventually to today’s
We’ve all had it happen. Either ourselves or our neighbors have had their basements flooded during a major rainfall. To make matters worse, a lightning strike has taken out the neighborhood power grid, rendering the basement sump pump inoperable. It’s a helpless feeling to watch as the water rises up
Residents of Toledo, OH, have always seen water as a very important asset, says Patekka Bannister, commissioner of plant operations and chief of water resources for the Toledo Department of Public Utilities. There is water everywhere you look in Toledo, she says. “In terms of trade, a lot of the