Water

The human body is 70% water. The surface of the earth is 70% water. It is THE most important substance for making life possible. Learn about insightful ideas for using water, keeping it clean and getting it where people need it.

Planet Forward, The George Washington University
The drought has become an increasingly important issue to Californians — and the country as a whole. Here are some of the innovative ways people are finding clean, potable water. 
The George Washington University
How does desalination technology answer the need for water in California and why is it not used exclusively as the state's drought stretches on?
Improving water quality by reviving oyster populations
Improving water quality by reviving oyster populations
The George Washington University
Tara Scully is a biology professor at the George Washington University who combines a service learning element to her biology classes. In this specific project, she works with students on getting oysters to reproduce. Studies on the benefits of... Read More
Video by Anna Sumi and Alyssa Bruns
Video by Anna Sumi and Alyssa Bruns
The George Washington University
Women face unique challenges when it comes to climate change, especially where water is concerned.
The George Washington University
The eastern oyster's population is dwindling due to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, but this little bivalve could be the solution to the same problem it faces.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
The George Washington University
It looked like a scene out of the musical "Oklahoma." Tom Linthicum, owner of Seneca Ayr Farms, drove us up the gravel road to his farmhouse in Maryland. The bright November day made the recently harvested soybean fields glow and sway, his green-... Read More
Dirty Farm, Dirty Bay
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.
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Water, water everywhere - but if it's not properly cleaned, it can be deadly.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
The George Washington University
Bringing clean water straight to the point of use.

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