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Young Entrepreneurs Building Water and Gas Startups

Fresh, young minds are coming together to build socially conscious businesses to help make the world a better place. Check out these young entrepreneurs building water and gas startups that are innovative and already helping to change the world.   1. Sunit Mohindroo and Ahmed Badruddin, Co-founders, WatrHub Inc.   source   Mohindroo and Badruddin [...]

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Unique and Sustainable Ways to Manage and Clean Water

Today, I had two realizations when I walked my dog at a park. Realization 1: There are a lot of disgusting bodies of stale water lurking in canals and puddles. Realization 2: My dog is disgusting, because he likes to drink from disgusting puddles. Although I can’t do anything about realization 2, I found some [...]

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How to Make Mining Water Sustainable

I was surprised to read that mining uses about 20% of the earth’s water. Although nearly everything needs water for production, such as food, plastic or cars, I couldn’t help but wonder why on earth so much water was needed for mining. Was it to rinse off huge, sparkling diamonds, or perhaps to quench the [...]

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Why I Am Grateful For Water

I rolled out of bed on an early spring morning and sleepily walked into the bathroom and turned the knob on the shiny, silver tap – nothing came out. I then sauntered to the kitchen to pour a fresh glass of water from the even bigger shiny, silver tap – nothing came out. I assumed [...]

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Would You Eat the “Jellyfish-like” Edible Water Bottle Ooho!?

source   Did you know the largest landfill in the world, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, is filled with plastic in the Pacific Ocean and is estimated to be double the size of Texas? According to the UN Environment Program, plastic debris causes the deaths of more than a million seabirds every year, as well [...]

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Freshwater Reserves Found Under the Ocean

Flickr: gll   A future global water crisis could potentially be avoided as scientists have found vast reserves of freshwater beneath the ocean.   The scientific journal, Nature, published a study on December 5, 2013 revealing that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried on continental shelves under the seabed [...]

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Water Storage Tanks Light Up For The Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner. Here are some holiday themed storage tank photos for inspiration.     Michael Connell takes great time-exposure photos. And this one of the water tower in dowtown Round Rock, Texas is no exception. The lights hanging off the tower make it quite visible from a distance.     [...]

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Giving Back: Water & Wastewater Edition

Here are some top players in the water and wastewater industry being charitable year-round.   American Water   In addition to providing communities with fresh drinking water daily, American Water and its employees also participate in local programs and communities around the world. They have partnered with United Way and Water For People to aid [...]

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Coatings as Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems

Corrosion is the slow decay and deterioration of a substance by chemical action moving inward from the surface. Corrosion can occur on the inside or outside of the metal surfaces of storage facilities in water distribution systems; however, using a storage tank coating can control corrosion. There are many factors that can influence the rate [...]

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