Tag: water shortages

Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. It already affects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year. More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.

Cleaning Up Steam Generation

Cleaning Up Steam Generation

TRADITIONAL NUCLEAR OR fossil fuel power plants utilize feedwater to generate the steam to drive turbines and power electric generators. While steam-generated power provides reliable electricity to many Americans, one often overlooks the need to treat the feedwater and the chemically polluted wastewater that’s produced.

The Future of Water Treatment

The Future of Water Treatment

Increasing regulation will correspondingly increase the demand for reliability, performance, and new features in water treatment and testing, envisions Mark Mullet, senior product manager at GE Water. It’s not going to be easy to deliver. “Corrosive applications will pose special challenges.”

He mentions alkali, chlorine gas, and products like caustic soda

Saving Giraffes, Competing With Elephants

Saving Giraffes, Competing With Elephants

An adult elephant can drink up to 50 gallons of water at a time. Keep reading to see why that might be relevant.

We often talk about the effects of prolonged drought: The loss of trees and vegetation it causes, the resulting erosion and dust, the drinking water shortages—some drastic,

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been increasing in intensity for years. If the NFIP is not reauthorized by elected federal officials by the September 30 deadline—something still undetermined as we go to press with this article—existing flood insurance policies will remain intact, but new ones cannot

Paying for Damages

Paying for Damages

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been increasing in intensity for years. If the NFIP is not reauthorized by elected federal officials by the September 30 deadline—something still undetermined as we go to press with this article—existing flood insurance policies will remain intact, but new ones cannot

Squeezing Every Drop of Fresh Water From Waste Brine

Squeezing Every Drop of Fresh Water From Waste Brine

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. The system will alleviate water shortages in arid regions and reduce concerns surrounding high salinity brine disposal, such as hydraulic fracturing waste.

The research, which involves

A Material World

A Material World

Increased water demands against the backdrop of challenges on water sources are necessitating pipe infrastructure projects to ensure the reliable delivery of water for the long term. A major consideration for every potable water project is choosing from among the variety of pipe materials on the market. With reclaimed water

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

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