Water News and Updates You Should Not Miss!

Water News and Updates You Should Not 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.


Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team  created a sponge  that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds.


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Researchers at the  National Graphene Institute ( NGI) at  The University of Manchester  have succeeded in fabricating tiny slits in a new membrane that are just several angstroms (0. 1nm) in size.


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Chinese scientists are claiming to have achieved a crucial agricultural breakthrough, growing high- yield rice in salt water.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2yS5y93


Applying an electric field to water in a naturally occurring protein substantially boosts the flow of the liquid and opens up the possibility of delivering more efficient water treatment technology, according to a study co- authored by UCD academics.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2gTbCnA 


Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence- based sensors


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University of South Florida engineering professor wins  $1.14M grant through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to solve water and sanitation crisis worldwide.


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Researchers from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee have developed a graphene-based sensing platform that can detect various water contaminants including heavy metals bacteria, nitrates and phosphates in real-time.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2hxa5nw 


UN Environment – DHI Centre,  Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)  and the UNEP DTU Partnership has published a new resource,    Climate Change Adaptation Technologies for Water: A practitioner’ s guide to adaptation technologies for increased water sector resilience.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2hwY81q 


MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the irradiated plastic with cement paste and fly ash to produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than conventional concrete.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2hrADXv 


On the same day that global leaders wrapped up an international water and climate  summit in Rome, researchers published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections.


Read full article: http://bit.ly/2zR0jUh 


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