The open-source data portal WIMS is under way as a part of the CReW+ project. It will include water-related data, including spatial information and apps, to inform water sector stakeholders and national decision-makers in the Caribbean.
Amid climate change and mega drought in the southwest, Las Vegas water managers see promise in recycled wastewater.
Other residents told The Associated Press on Friday that their water remains too discolored to count on, so now they’ll have to rely on water distribution by community-run charities or buy water again themselves, adding insult to injury.
Considering the presence of 274 dusty days in 2021 in Zabol city, Iran, the present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using treated sewage effluent (TSE) for dust mitigation with natural methods of increasing land cover.
A new study by San Diego State University scientists finds that the bacterial outbreaks in the San Diego River that force frequent local beach closures are caused primarily by leaks in aging sewer pipes, not by homeless encampments or failing septic tanks.
Historic flooding and record droughts are already stressing water systems across the country, but as the threats to infrastructure posed by climate change intensify, experts warn that what happened in Jackson may be just the beginning.
Hawaii faces significant challenges with its goal to convert 88,000 cesspools by 2050, but there's a rare opportunity for national leadership in new sanitation technologies and policies.
The nutrients in human waste are drifting into our oceans and landfills instead of back into soils. But there are much better uses for human poo than flushing it down the drain.
When the ominous rust-colored cloud of red tide begins to saturate coastal waters in Southwest Florida, it means beach closures. Asthma attacks. Itchy skin and watery eyes. Dead fish and a wretched smell that can spoil the salty breeze. Now, scientists also know it means pollution made the scourge worse.
The problem of human sewage is enormous on a global scale and has devastating effects on the environment and human beings. In this episode of Mongabay Explains, we try to understand the problem and show some of the solutions being implemented around the world.
A guide to help nonprofit organizations and community groups interested in transitioning away from cesspools to improved wastewater treatment. The guide provides a high-level “lay of the land” for cesspool transition and remediation.
Along the Puakō coastline in Hawaii, hundreds of inadequate wastewater treatment systems are releasing sewage into the marine environment. The Coral Reef Alliance partnered with the local community to begin transitioning to improved wastewater treatment.
Free database of global digital data layers to support hydro-ecological research. The data product HydroWASTE has spatial information on 58K+ wastewater treatment plants and their characteristics, including effluent flow estimates from outfall locations.
Authors map six human (non climatic) pressures on coral reefs using the latest quantitative data on fishing, water pollution (nitrogen and sediments), coastal population, industrial development, and tourism.
Authors use a new high-resolution geospatial model to measure and map nitrogen (N) and pathogen—fecal indicator organisms (FIO)—inputs from human sewage for ~135,000 watersheds globally.
The Wastewater Pollution Online Course is designed to help marine managers understand how wastewater pollution threatens ocean and human health and what strategies and solutions are available to mitigate wastewater pollution in the ocean.
A collaborative effort among the OSA partners, "A Practitioner's Guide for Ocean Wastewater Pollution" introduces the ocean wastewater problem to individuals new to this issue, especially marine conservationists and natural resource managers. It explains how wastewater pollution has serious repercussions on ecological health and human well-being, as well as its interactions with climate change. Not only does the guide build the case for action, it also explains the need for cross-sector collaboration, discusses the policy component, explores emerging technologies and solutions, identifies future needs in the solution space, and provides a crash course on sanitation.
Dr. Aaron Jenkins, Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai, and Suli Batikawai
Interactive tools and info to learn about cesspool problems and solutions in Hawaii
Reducing Environmental Pollution Using Decentralized Sanitation Solutions for On-Site Latrines in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania