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15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean Drinking Water

Clean drinking water is one of our basic human needs, but in many parts of the world, it's also hard to come by. Here's another look at some of the latest concepts for providing clean drinking water.

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Eight radical solutions for the water shortage

With hosepipe bans imminent, there is growing concern over drought. But with population rising, how can a water crisis be averted?

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7 Ways Technology Will Provide Water for the World

In a world with a population that is rapidly outgrowing its ability to provide clean water for itself, advances in water technology may provide some solutions for one of our most pressing needs.

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Reefs could be replenished with electric oysters

Okay, so the oysters aren't really electric, but researchers have discovered that using electrically-charged sea water can help grow oyster reefs.

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Nano-Engineered Glass "Sponge" Could Clean Up Oil and Gas Wastewater

Arsenic is a naturally occurring toxin present in minerals and also introduced into the water by oil spills and the wastewater from oil rigs. Usually, the ocean can filter out arsenic through the sediments on the

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Californians can poke their water utility for instant access to daily water usage

This app capitalizes on our smartphone addiction in order to help us reduce and track our water use, as well as get alerts on peak use and possible leaks.

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2 Million Computers to Study Effects of Human Activity on Watersheds

Computing for Sustainable Water Project Uses 2 Million Computers to Study Effects of Human Activity on Watersheds

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Is it Safe to Drink? New App Guides Travelers in Tap Water Choices

When you're traveling, how do you know if the tap water is safe to drink? Yup, there's an app for that.

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Potomac River Named as America’s Most Endangered River of 2012

This year marks the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and while some great progress has been made, there are still many rivers which are endangered, including one flowing through our nation's capital.