Clean Water

Sciencecast: Climate Change Series
University of Wisconsin - Madison
In our second episode, we talk with Dr. Jim Hurley, director of the UW Aquatic Science Center and a UW-Madison professor, about the relationship between climate change and water quality in the Great Lakes.

Cutterhead, shield and partial trailing gantries of the tunnel boring machine known as Lady Bird. (Photo courtesy DC Water)

School Without Walls Senior High School
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Agriculture is the primary polluter in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with sediment runoff endangering plant life and marine ecosystems.
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
GWU
How do we clean up dirty water in developing areas? With simple parts that anyone can find, according to one DC-area inventor.
We have invented a fresh water system that can be used by anyone anywhere in the world.  Our device runs off of solar energy to make contaminated or unsanitary water biologically pure. To use the device, you first clarify the contaminated water and... Read More
Deutsche Welle
Turkey invests massively in its infrastructure, especially in water treatment where there is still a pent-up demand. Wastewater from households and industry often flowed untreated into rivers - including recently in the eastern Turkish city of... Read More
Filtering Dirty Water, By Losing the Filter
Filtering Dirty Water, By Losing the Filter
Planet Forward
This week, tackling one of the great challenges of our time – water. The engineers at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) say they have the answer that could make it cheaper and less energy-intensive to clean water. It has no moving parts and no filter... Read More
Cleaning Up the World's Dirty Water
Cleaning Up the World's Dirty Water
Planet Forward
Our latest segment from Bloomberg West features a company that can clean up our water. Think you have a better idea to save the world's most precious resource? Tell us!
Once known for having one of the most polluted lakes in the U.S., Syracuse New York is trying to right a wrong and make their waterways clean enough for swimming and fishing. They were one of the first communities to adopt clean water laws and have... Read More