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In Cape Town, South Africa, the threat that seemed imminent just a few months ago may now be only a hypothetical, if Mother Nature cooperates. In a March 6 statement, the city said it could push back Day Zero to Aug. 27, 2018. However, there is a caveat...
In the shadow of the eastern Rocky Mountains rests Thornton, Colo., home to a budding water treatment dealership called Bolder Water. Owners Tim Dickerson and Melissa McMurphy launched the business together in early 2017 and have quickly developed a...
On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint, Mich., switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River temporarily while it constructed a pipeline to connect to the Karegnondi Water Authority. This action, and the...
Wastewater from homes contains a cocktail of chemicals that need to be removed or reduced prior to treated water’s release back into the environment. Reliable methods for detecting and quantifying wastewater are needed to study what happens to the...
We get so busy doing what has to be done that we lose track of what we will do when we are finished. There is always something that needs doing and it seems to be more important than sitting in a classroom. This goes back to primary school for many of us...
On Sept. 27, 2016, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, addressed the International Astronautical Congress. Musk spoke on his ambition for mankind to visit, and eventually colonize, Mars. “I think the most important thing [for the preservation of humanity] is to...
The case for sustainable products and processes is becoming more and more apparent. From sourcing more sustainable raw materials, to finding new ways to limit the environmental impacts of production, manufacturers are expanding their offerings in the...
Manufacturers, and pretty much anyone in business, understand that their revenue follows the 80/20 rule: 20% of their dealers produce 80% of their revenue. This common truth has been confirmed for as long as business has existed. It makes sense that the...
Top to bottom: Rutu Mehta and Jit Patel. Latin for “sky water,” Aqua Caelum is a name meant to evoke the process of generating water from the air. A group of students from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has engineered a system...