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local level transformation

Local level transformation in a crisis: A turning point for people & planet

Xavier Longan, Lead for Partnerships and Operations in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, discusses how local level transformation could be a turning point for people and the plant during a global crisis.
water purification

Making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass

This chemistry focus delves into making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass, as described here by Benjamin Hsiao from Stony Brook University in the U.S.
tunable water oxidation, atomic

Doubly charged atomic negative ions for efficient tunable water oxidation to hydrogen peroxide

Drs Alfred Msezane and Kelvin Suggs discuss the possibilities of efficient tunable water oxidation to peroxide catalyzed by doubly charged atomic negative ions.
microplastics in the Pantanal

Are microplastics in the Pantanal a threat to humans?

The question of whether microplastics in the Pantanal, South America, are a threat to humans is explored here in detail by Pierre Girard, PhD.1, 2, Érika de Faria, PhD (in progress)2, and Andressa C. Moreschi PhD (in progress)2.
regenerative business models

HYDROUSA: Water loops with regenerative business models for the Mediterranean

Here, Simos Malamis explains the HYDROUSA project, which seeks to innovate wastewater treatment and create regenerative business models in the Mediterranean region.
ground and soil water

Magnetic resonance for detecting ground and soil water

Dr. Stephan Costabel, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources, and Prof. Dr. Mike Müller-Petke, Leibniz-Institute for Applied Geosciences, discuss the use of magnetic resonance for soil moisture mapping.
microplastics in water, drinking water

Microplastics in water: How much are we drinking in a month?

New research has unveiled the quantity of microplastics in water that are consumed by humans on a monthly basis.
water purification, Nanocellulose,

Chemistry focus: Nanocellulose in water purification

Charlie Dempster, UK & European Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire provides a focus on chemistry, specifically detailing nanocellulose in water purification.
ice caps

Firn matters: Changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland

Luisa da Cunda Fernandes and Martin Sharp Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, discuss changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland.
fast fashion frenzy, cotton

The unrested epidemic: A fast fashion frenzy

If you want to understand how the seemingly ordinary habit of clothes shopping can also be contributing to the sinister fast fashion frenzy, you're in the right place.
is fast fashion polluting our water

How is fast fashion polluting our water?

The fashion industry is now the second-largest generator of pollution on Earth after the oil industry, which is driven by the escalating trend of ‘fast fashion’.
important ecosystems

Conserving and sustainably managing the world’s important ecosystems

The Office of Conservation & Water coordinates the development of U.S. foreign policy on conserving and sustainably managing the world’s important ecosystems, as we find out here.
Sustainable water purification

Chemistry: Sustainable water purification solutions from underutilised biomass

Benjamin Hsiao, Distinguished Professor from Stony Brook University provides an excellent overview of an aspect of chemistry that concerns sustainable water purification solutions from underutilised biomass.
effects of microplastics, plastic pollution

Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.
clean water in iraq, water crisis

Where is the clean water in Iraq?

Authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient clean water in Iraq, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

New bio-technology system to improve water quality in Devon

A cutting edge bio-technology system is being tested by Highways England to improve water quality around a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Devon.
cleaner oceans, water sports

How are water-sports groups aiding cleaner oceans?

From joggers picking up bottles as they go, to global sporting bodies pledging to tackle plastic head on, athletes, enthusiasts and sporting amateurs are collaborating to fight for cleaner oceans.
freshwater resource problems, sustainable watershed management

Understanding freshwater resource problems

Experts from Stroud Water Research Center and Kansas State University highlight the importance of addressing today’s freshwater resource problems and how to achieve sustainable watershed management.
essential global resource, WHO regional office for Africa

Water: The essential global resource

Mr. Mbayo Guy Kakumbi, Technical Officer and Dr Bagayoko Magaran, Senior Scientist from The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa reveal their stance on the essential global resource of water.
cholera

Cholera, water quality and public health in early Victorian cities

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge explores the fascinating areas of cholera, water quality and public health in early Victorian cities.

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