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.

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

The end of September brought a grim reminder to Toledo residents and others living around Lake Erie: more than 700 square miles of the lake’s surface was covered with algae. For many, it brought renewed fears about the drinking water supply. In 2014, Toledo’s water supply was shut off for

Sidestepping Drought

Sidestepping Drought

THROUGHOUT 2010 TO 2015, water availabil­ity in Texas was plummeting. Learning from California—where a continued drought resulted in mandatory action for water providers—Texan regional water authorities began to implement drought contingency plans, the impact of which would have far reaching consequences for the financial sustainability of water utilities.

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

State officials today released a comprehensive plan to formalize Governor Brown’s 2016 Executive Order on “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.”

The plan sets a strong path toward achieving the objectives of the order: using water more wisely, eliminating water waste, strengthening local drought resilience, improving agricultural water use

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

Project Profile: Flint Water Long-Term Solution

Project Profile: Flint Water Long-Term Solution

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a huge spotlight has been turned on infrastructure in America, and specifically, the country’s miles-long network of aging underground water pipes. While there are new short-term efforts to bring fresh water into Flint, plans have been in the works for several years

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

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