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Pats vs Falcons: Super Strategy for Water Reuse

Written by Jill Burdette

OWC2.1Let’s play some football. Everyone is ready for the football game of the year—the Super Bowl. This year the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The Super Bowl is something football fans look forward to every year. As Super Bowl LI quickly approaches, I decided to revisit one of my past topics on water and football.

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Thinking About New Water Technologies Differently

Written by Janette F. Kennedy

OWC1.25Nature is an extremely robust system and, when stressed, will adapt to stabilize the environment. Unfortunately, such adaptations do not always favor the human species. The unprecedented success of humans in modifying and controlling the physical environment around us is the cornerstone of our modern world.

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Indianapolis Poised to Showcase Smart Choices for Water, Energy and Transportation

Written by Erik Hromadka
Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN is an American Smart City

As a metropolitan area, Indianapolis celebrates innovation each year with the annual running of the Indy 500, known as “the greatest spectacle in racing.” The event is as much science as entertainment and has served as a test bed over the past 100 years for new advances from introducing seat belts and front-wheel drive to engine efficiency and alternative fuels.

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Fresh Water for First Nations—Part 2

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

OWC_1.11This is a part 2 continuation on Canada’s First Nations‘ water crisis (Here is the link to part 1).

At this moment whole communities of people in Canada suffer from contaminated wells and dirty source water which lead to a range of major, even fatal, health issues.

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Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017

Written by Vincent Caprio

owcccAs abundant as the clean water flowing from your tap may seem to be, it is a finite resource, and one too precious for anyone to waste. Over time, America’s need for water will only grow as our finite supplies are called upon to serve as many people as possible.

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Fresh Water for First Nations

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

FirstNationsWaterA Local Crisis

By now you’re familiar with water crises internationally. You know that in Africa and South East Asia, for example, there are thousands upon thousands of people who do not have access to clean drinking water. But it might surprise you to find a similar crisis occurs right now in your very own backyard.

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Cheers to World Soil Day

Written by Jim Lauria

OWC12.7Let’s lift a glass—of water—to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water.

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Smart Cities: Promising, Complex and Coming Soon

Written by Vincent Caprio

owc11.9You have certainly heard about smart city projects. They help preserve water in California. In Sweden they make waste disposal more efficient. And if you cannot find a parking spot in Barcelona, the IoT (Internet of Things) system can be of great service. I could name dozens of other examples as I am sure all of you could as well.

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Water and the Art of War

Written by Jim Lauria

Is China gaining a stranglehold on the world water supply?

Jilin Province, China
Photo taken by Author, Jim Lauria, on a trip to Jilin Province, China

In the upcoming U.S. presidential election, China has emerged again and again as both threat and ally. With all the talk about trade, economic balance and military concerns surrounding China, this is a timely opportunity to dive into a little-discussed aspect of Chinese global power plays: water.

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N Is for Next: Preparing the Next-generation Data Scientist

Written by Dr. Ken Russell

h20It’s time again for the next in a series of articles centered around the intersection of water and technology. Leveraging a fun learning tool, a mnemonic, where each article will focus on one of the letters that make up the word conserve: C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E, this time we are at the letter “N”, for next .

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