10 Water News Everybody's Talking About - Overview of MARCH NEWS You Can't Afford to Miss!
For all busy water experts, who have tight schedule but need to stay up-to-date with the latest events and updates from the industry - here is a list to keep you going! An overview of the most important news from water sector. ENJOY AND DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT! Image source: Flick, By Mike Licht , Labeled as reuse WHO Launches Health Review After Microplastics Found in 90% of Bottled Water Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water. Read full article here Industry Response to Research Claiming to Have Found Microplastic Particles in Bottled Water The non-peer reviewed study released by Orb Media is not based on sound science, and there is no scientific consensus on testing methodology or the potential health impacts of microplastic particles. Therefore, this study’s findings do nothing more than unnecessarily scare consumers. Read full article here Mexican Scientist Patents New Desalination System A Mexican scientist has requested a patent for a new water desalination system, which has proved to be considerably more effective and sustainable than current techniques. Read full article here Unmasking the Chemical Forming Carcinogens in Recycled Water USC researchers identify the molecule responsible for a potent carcinogen found in recycled wastewater. Read full article here Removing Heavy Metals From Water with MOFs Researchers now report in ACS Central Science a new material that can remove heavy metals and provide clean drinking water in seconds. Read full article here Smartphone Sensor Which Detects Dirty Water Deby Fapyane writes: 'Our new sensor detects the E. coli directly in a water sample. And unlike the traditional method, it can detect a single cell of E. coli in less than one hour'. Read full article here In Field Tests, Device New MIT Device Harvests Water from Desert Air MIT-developed system could provide drinking water even in extremely arid locations. Read full article here Low-Tech, Affordable Solutions to Improve Water Quality Michigan Tech researchers are developing low-tech, affordable solutions to improve water quality in municipal water tanks, and to remove micropollutants from water using renewable materials. Read full article here Toilet-to-tap: Gross to Think About, But How Does It Taste? Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, recently published a study of recycled wastewater that did not focus on its safety-which has long been established-but rather its taste. Read full article here Mapping Public Water Management by Harmonizing and Sharing Corporate Water Risk Information World Resources Institute (WRI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Sustainability Initiative released a new method to create the first-ever global database of local water management information. Read full article here Thanks for reading! Have I missed something important? Feel free to add it in the comment section or post it directly on The Water Network!