Category: Water & Conservation


At The Ocean Foundation we believe that every day should be World Oceans Day. Officially recognized by the UN since 2008, June 8th represents a day when groups from around the globe come together to celebrate our big blue resource Read more…


A recently completed revitalization of an extensive district energy network in Boston, including a brand new pipeline extension, has begun delivering steam to connected facilities. Veolia North America, a global operator and developer of efficient energy solutions, built the new  7,000-foot pipeline Read more…


In an effort to reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound, the Port of Seattle is hosting a two-year study site for two unique metal boxes, which will bloom into rain gardens and help reduce pollutants. “The Port Read more…


Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental requirement for good health and is also a human right. WHO and UNICEF’s indicator is based upon the “use of an improved source”. The authors of a recent study into water contamination Read more…


Last week’s “To The Contrary” on PBS did a fabulous job on the growing water shortage in the Western U.S.  It seems that climate change and population growth have gotten the better of our ability to deploy technology and conservation, Read more…


A Philadelphia foundation is providing $35 million to launch a host of programs aimed at better protecting the Delaware River, which flows through the heart of the populous U.S. eastern seaboard and provides drinking water for 15 million people. The William Read more…


If you’ve tuned into a newscast recently then you’re probably aware of the drought that has affected most of the western U.S. for the past few years. In fact, water shortages are currently projected for 36 U.S. states, driving water Read more…


According to the World Resources Institute (WRI) many, if not most of the world’s rivers are stressed. Determining a systems water stress is based upon measuring the ratio of total water withdrawals to the available renewable supplies within the catchment Read more…


Water scarcity affects 2.7 billion people worldwide for at least a month each year and in the same way that each of us has a carbon footprint, Professor Arjen Hoekstra of the University of Twente in the Netherlands posits that Read more…


Water is perhaps the most essential part of any agricultural setup – whether it’s rearing cattle or producing crops, it’s what makes the wheels go round and keeps both individual businesses as well as the agricultural industry as a whole Read more…


Clean water is a vital concern as many parts of the world struggle with its availability. Kenya is a prime example of a country on the edge. Kenya’s people have long struggled with lack of availability of fresh water creating Read more…


NanoH2O is a Los Angeles-based startup that has developed a new membrane material for use in reverse osmosis (RO) desalination. While RO is an established technology, its economic viability hinges on the properties and performance of the membrane. NanoH2O’s CEO, Read more…


Irrigation pumps powered by clean renewable energy, such as solar pumps, could solve both the economic and environmental dilemma: they don’t emit greenhouse gases, and their fuel is free. But renewable-powered pumps have remained a marginal technology. There is currently Read more…


Clean drinking water is often an overlooked privilege in first world countries. However, in areas such as the rural villages of the Yucatan Peninsula, potable water is at least a day’s drive away and costs more than local residents can Read more…

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