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Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis

Gangnauli, India // As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water. But this farming area’s bountiful water supplies are feared contaminated with heavy metals, underscoring the profound challenges facing the world’s second most populous nation. From toxic pollution [...]

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The US Government now has a Water Prediction Office

The National Weather Service has created a "water prediction" office to understand and predict events such as floods and droughts.  "The new Office of Water Prediction will improve the National Weather Service's ability to support local, state and federal agency efforts to manage water resources and plan for flooding and drought," said a release issued [...]

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Fertilizer from wastewater

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a market-ready system that can be used to obtain fertilizer from wastewater for direct use in agriculture. A licensee is already marketing this patented technology in North America and the process itself is particularly eco-friendly. Demand in agriculture for phosphate-based fertilizers is growing steadily. At the same time, the purity of [...]

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