If this sounds like a fairytale, keep reading. Because several start-ups are beginning to tackle problems relating to water. From too much (e.g. waterlogging) to too little. One such innovation is Swajal, which uses solar energy to purify drinking water at an affordable rate.
It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.
Delta Plastics owner Dhu Thompson said the Web-based software is based on an earlier piece of software that was difficult to use. The user-friendly version, called Pipe Planner, took four years of work and "millions" of dollars to develop, Thompson said.
"We're able to use a buoy in the lake to measure different chemical conditions and physical conditions, and that allows us to understand a lot about the ecology of the lake," said Helen Baulch, lead investigator on a project that pairs the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan wit
Scientists are using some sophisticated scientific equipment to analyze hydrology in the Sierra Nevadas and at Yosemite National Park. The data pulled from snowpack in mountains is being used to assess water needs in drought-stricken California.
Led by Dr Rafael Rosolem in the Department of Civil Engineering, the three-year AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) project will monitor soil moisture using cosmic-rays sensors in combination with land surface modelling, satellite remote sensing, and model diagnostics and data assimilation methods.
A Free water quality app was launched yesterday after a recent water census showed more than half of the city’s rivers and lakes are heavily polluted and much of their soil beds seriously contaminated, the Shanghai Water Authority said.
Mars Petcare has developed a recirculation system that reduces the potable water used for cooling in its pet food production process by 95%. Wastewater is also down by 95% and gas by 35% through the use of a treatment method that keeps the water microbiologically stable.
A newly launched website will allow persons to audit an irrigation system completely from the field using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service engineer.