Mine Water Management Overview

As the mining industry focuses on improving productivity, reducing operating costs, and venturing into ever more challenging and remote locations for new projects, there is an increased need to look upon water as a whole-project issue. Add broader perspectives such as stakeholder considerations and effects of a changing climate and water can present a significant […]

Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

A sample of beryl and an illustration that shows the strange shape water molecules take when found in the mineral’s cage-like channels (Credit: ORNL/Jeff Scovil). You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it’s put […]

Rosetta confirms the presence of water ice deposits on the surface of comet 67P

New analysis of data collected by ESA’s Rosetta orbiter has revealed significant quantities of water ice on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P). While the presence of water had previously been observed on 67P both in the comet’s coma, and as frost on the surface, this discovery represents the first time that a surface deposit of water […]

New study maps Earth’s hidden groundwater for the first time

A new study estimates a total volume of almost 23 million cubic kilometers of total groundwater (Credit: University of Victoria/T Gleeson/K Befus/S Jasechko/E Luijendijk/M Cardenas) A new study has, for the first time, estimated the total volume of groundwater present on the Earth. The results show that we’re using up the water supply quicker than […]

MAJOR WATER SYSTEMS IN AUSTRALIA TO DRY UP IN THE FUTURE SAY SCIENTISTS

Geologists predict Lake Eyre will not exist in 30 million years. One day Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin will cease to exist. Whether humans will be around to deal with the consequences is harder to predict. Scientists have discovered how Australia’s two largest basins formed. Their research also suggests that in 30 million years […]

OECD & IT’S WARNING OF IMPENDING POTABLE DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE CRISIS

WARNING THAT WORLD POPULATIONS COULD FACE WATER SHORTAGES Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of resources, water. With these problems only set to intensify, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a study outlining […]