Gray Water: What is it and is reusing it practical?

The world is rightfully worried about the sustainability of its fresh water supply. One of the methods sometimes proposed of conserving this resource is the recycling of what is known as gray water. What is Gray Water? Gray water is …
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Where Have all the Glaciers Gone?

With the new year upon us, it is time that we take a long honest look at global warming, our disappearing glaciers, how it affects our water and what we can do to address this crisis. Glaciers are found on …
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Toxic Ash—A Disaster for Our Water Sources

There is an old saying, “You can’t fight Mother Nature.” This saying is especially true when it comes to natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions and wildfires, which are two of the three main sources of toxic ash. The third …
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Bottled Water—Why is it so Expensive?

We know that bottled water is much more expensive than tap water. But is it better for us than what comes out of the spout? Today we ask the questions: why bottled water is so expensive, and is it worth …
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European Utility Week 2017: How to be a Prosumer

  ARAD Group is proud to have exhibited at European Utility Week 2017 in Amsterdam. This year’s event featured a special program, CIED, Commercial and Industrial Energy User Days, which we found particularly interesting. In today’s world of limited resources …
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Water Value: Changing Our Perception

The Diamond-Water Paradox There’s nothing like a good paradox, wouldn’t you say? Philosophers as far back as Socrates and Plato have pondered the “paradox of value”. In his documentation of a Socratic dialog, Plato writes: “For only what is rare …
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Smart Urban Agriculture: Is It Here to Stay?

Urban agriculture certainly isn’t new: the vegetable gardens that sprung up during World War Two in UK and US cities, for example, were an iconic part of the civilian war effort. What is somewhat surprising, perhaps, is the extent of …
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