One of the world’s most historically innovative water managers has now implemented a decidedly futuristic solution for protecting source water quality.
When phosphorus enters source water, typically as a result of agricultural runoff, it can exacerbate the presence of toxic algae, which poses dangers to wildlife and drinking water. These harmful algal blooms are becoming a growing problem, so the ability to remove phosphorus from wastewater and use it to improve soil health offers a much-needed solution.
“If you give somebody a glass of water and tell them that it’s been purified from wastewater, more than likely one person out of two will not drink it,” Guillaume Clairet, the chief operating officer of a water technology company, told BNN Bloomberg. “But if you convert that same water to beer, then all of a sudden nine out of 10 will.”
"Despite alarm over numerous reports of dead fish in Rhode Island rivers, experts have assured consumers that they are not the result of water contamination."
“If you haven’t heard of the great Atlantic sargassum belt, or even if you have, chances are high that you’ll see it pop into your news feed at least once this summer,” reported NPR. “After a decade of record-breaking blooms, 2023’s sargassum mass is again shaping up to cause headaches (literally and figuratively) for beachside towns and tourists.”
As water scarcity worsens in the West and beyond, one of the country’s thirstiest industries is embracing a pairing you thought you’d never see: wine and worms. “We’re installing a…
“A scientific research project is using algae to extract biofuel and precious metals from toxic water in abandoned mines, while simultaneously restoring the ecological health of the area,” Positive.News reported. “Algae is cultivated within the water to remove harmful elements, such as arsenic and cadmium — some of which can be recycled back into the electronics industry — with the remaining waste transformed into biofuel and fertilizer.”
Following a year that was marked by drastic, historic drought conditions, California was hit with winter storms and widespread snow that dramatically shifted its ongoing battle against water scarcity.
A wastewater treatment plant discovers a new and effective way to combat its Daphnia problem.
Leading researchers may have made a significant breakthrough in the ongoing battle against one of the country’s most notorious — and notoriously difficult to treat — drinking water and wastewater contaminants.