Donor nations should focus on providing water and sanitation in developing countries before trying to improve education, health and trade, a United Nations study found.
Installing toilets and ensuring safe water supplies would do more to end poverty and improve health than any other measure, said the UN University.
Without such fundamental services as sanitation and access to clean water, p ... read more >>
Territory size shows the proportion of all people without reliable access to safe water that live there.
Drinking water is essential to live, but dirty drinking water is also a major cause of disease. Whilst most people living in Western Europe can access safe water, only 50% of people living in Central Africa can do this. The largest population without access to safe tap water is in China: th ... read more >>
Canada's freshwater supply is under continuing threat from human and industrial activities
Water has been called the "blue gold" of the 21st century, and it is one of Canada's most abundant resources.
While many countries struggle to ensure their citizens enough fresh water for drinking and agriculture, Canada has about one-fifth of the planet's supply. But that statistic is no reason for c ... read more >>
Water provided for human consumption requires treatment in order to make it safe (potable) and good tasting (palatable). While modern technology offers remarkable capabilities to accomplish these goals, the introduction of new and different pollutants and the cost of treating to required levels is a challenge for the water supply industry.
Here, we will consider the reasons why such treatment ... read more >>
Whether or not water in the form of ice exists on the Moon is a hotly debated issue. In fact, India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which was launched on Wednesday, is carrying a U.S.-built radar that is specifically intended to look for water-ice at the lunar poles.
Meanwhile, a paper from a team of Japanese scientists that is coming out this week is bound to fuel the controversy further. Based o ... read more >>
Water Quality Web Module
In this exercise, you will be introduced to three types of pollutants: toxic substances, nutrients, and pathogens. Their sources and impacts will be identified and strategies to control their impact on water quality will be described. ... read more >>
Her campaign was born because of her defiance of the Clean Water Act.
Sarah Palin's candidacy is now widely viewed as a political liability. As a result, the substantive threat posed by her candidacy is in danger of being overlooked. But the more we find out about her, the worse she looks.
A new article in The New Yorker makes clear that Palin's trajectory to national p ... read more >>
Drinking water systems are vulnerable to contamination by toxic substances, whether the contaminants are introduced intentionally during a terrorist attack, or unintentionally through accidental cross-connections or backflow incidents. In this paper, we discuss the particular characteristics of distribution systems that make a “systems modeling” approach useful and effective in assessing, prevent ... read more >>
Water is a necessity, and although you can get by without mankind-rearranged energy, it is sort of useful now, too, we aren't all going back to living in caves and shivering for warmth. One of the problems is that we really need and use both, in huge quantities, but because of a symbiosis with the two in a lot of cases, it takes water to produce and move around "energy", and vice versa, we might ... read more >>