Water


Tidal Energy — All Renewables Are Not Created Equal

Source: forbes.com Published: July 27, 2017 James Conca Most everyone has heard of hydroelectric energy or hydropower, that uses a dam to store water in a reservoir.  Water released from the reservoir flows through turbines, spinning them to generate electricity. ...

This Robotic “Eel” Hunts Down the Source of Water Pollution

Source: inhabitat.com Published: July 27, 2017 by Jasmin Malik Chua Lake Geneva’s latest resident—all four feet of it—is neither man nor beast. Dubbed the Envirobot, the critter is a biomimetic robot designed by Swiss researchers to pinpoint the source of pollution in...

This Low-Tech Terrarium Purifies Water Like A Mini-Amazon Rainforest

Source: treehugger.com Published: July 25, 2017 © Kikando By Kimberley Mok The lack of clean water has become a serious problem worldwide, thanks to industrial contamination, agricultural and urban pollution, and even from seemingly innocuous acts such as washing...

MIT Robot Swims Through Water and Gas Pipes to Detect Leaks

Source: treehugger.com Published: July 19, 2017 © MIT By Megan Treacy Beneath the cities around the world runs a complex web of pipes, carrying water and gas to buildings, homes and businesses. These miles of pipes are necessary to everyday life, but they are...

This Plant-Based Water Filter Works Like A Tiny Amazon Rainforest

Source: inhabitat.com Published: July 12, 2017 by Lacy Cooke We take water for granted far too often. Whole civilizations have fallen as a result of over-exploiting water sources, according to Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate student Pratik Ghosh, so it’s...

Fabric Made from Water Could Be the Ultimate Sustainable Material

Source: treehugger.com Published: July 11, 2017 CC BY-SA 2.0 followtheseinstructions By Christine Lepisto A team of architects and chemists put their minds together on how to mimic spider silk. They came up with a double win. They developed a fiber “spun” from a...

Wastewater Treatment: An Undervalued Driver of Sustainability

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: March 27, 2017 Wastewater is no longer waste as innovation and holistic thinking enables water reuse and resource recovery. Jens-Peter Saul, Contributor CEO This piece is co-written by Janet Egli, Global Service Line Leader,...