Water Sustainability: Management Strategies Part II

Last month we defined the terms water management and water sustainability, as well as looking at current global water needs. In order to properly manage our water resources we need to first make sure that our survival needs are taken …
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Water Management Strategies

We are all aware of the global water crisis. Droughts in California, South Africa and other African countries have been front page news the last few years. Praying for rain can’t hurt, but the only real solution to the crisis …
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Floating Cities—Fantasy or Salvation

It sounds like science fiction, straight from Jules Verne—huge hexagonal platforms that are attached to the seabed and to other platforms in a circular pattern. Each platform would house a few hundred people and each city would have approximately 10,000 …
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World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

March 22nd has been recognized as World Water Day since 1993. Organized by the United Nations, World Water Day is celebrated around the world with events and lectures to raise public awareness concerning fresh water needs and wastefulness. In 2010 …
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E Coli—The Killer in Killer Lettuce

When a rash of people started getting sick at the beginning of 2018 after eating contaminated lettuce, the media was full of jibes about how the US was taking a strong stand against lettuce, which could no longer be found …
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IoT: The Future is Here

IoT, the Internet of Things, was once thought to be the way of the future. Well, the future is now and IoT is a big part of our lives. IoT is a network of devices that autonomously transmit and receive …
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Antarctica—Melting Faster Than Imagined

For many years the scientific world has been aware that Antarctica is melting. Recent studies, however, show that the ice has been melting three to five times faster than anticipated. Between 1992 and 2017 the Antarctic lost approximately 3.3 trillion …
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California Weather Whiplash: Flood to Drought to Flood

California has a reputation in the United States of being the Garden of Eden when it comes to weather. Sunny beaches (“It Never Rains in Southern California”) and the romantic mists of “walking with my baby down by the San …
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Water From Air—A Miracle Solution?

Fact—10% of the Earth’s fresh water, an estimated 13 trillion liters, is found in its atmosphere. Fact—in humid climates up to 6% of the air contains fresh water. In arid climates the air still contains an average of 0.7% water. …
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