Capetown in South Africa is turning off its taps because of the drought

SOUTH AFRICA IS GOING THROUGH THE WORST DROUGHT IN 100 YEARS South Africa’s second largest city is in the midst of a severe drought and if taps are turned off it would make it the first city in the world to run dry. Henry Sapiecha

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 […]

Mains water pipe bursts in Kiev Ukraine causing severe damage as seen in this video

Water mains pipe bursts in Kiev street causing massive damage to surroundings in this video Henry Sapiecha

Manoj Bhargava the Indian billionaire pledges fresh water production for the poor

For billionaire Manoj Bhargava (like many other people), the world is a place full of problems. Between poverty, pollution, food growth, and access to water, the list seems to be ever growing. That’s why he’s recently pledged to spearhead a group aimed at giving away all their billions to turning things around for mankind. Here’s […]

Water treatment technologies powerful enough to reverse drought in the desert

A glass half full: These water treatment technologies are so powerful they can fight drought in the desert Water scarcity has again become a hot topic as California and Texas lurch into their fourth year of drought and Brazil’s Sao Paulo may start rationing water in 2015. But in some parts of the world the […]

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 […]

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the oxygen in a room. The substance is also able to release the stored oxygen in a […]

Artist’s trike prints Chinese calligraphy on the ground, using water

When Canadian media artist Nicholas Hanna first moved to the Chinese city of Beijing, he was quite taken with the water calligraphy that he saw people creating in the parks. The art form consists of using a large brush to paint Chinese calligraphy on the road, in water, so the characters disappear as the water […]

EARTHS WATER IS SAID TO BE OLDER THAN THE SUN

Looking at the ratio of hydrogen to its heavy isotope deuterium can help scientists learn about the water on our planet’s origin. In this study, comparing the deuterium to hydrogen ratio reached in a model simulation to the ratio found in meteorites, Earth’s ocean water, and comets told scientists that some of the water in […]

MINING SLUDGE WATER TREATED IN NEW COST EFFECTIVE WAY SAY AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS

Mining waste water treated in very cost effective way say Australian scientists. A new cost-effective technology to treat mining wastewater and reduce sludge by up to 90% has been used for the first time at a copper mine in Queensland. The new method, called Virtual Curtain, was used to remove metal contaminants from the Baal […]

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