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.

These developers at Pecan Street Inc. believe that a sustainable economy must be based on promoting clean energy. They work closely with local businesses and the University of Texas-Austin to develop a systems that reduces the cost of both energy... Read More
Unless we change our water consumption and systems of disposal and use, we are drinking from a 'sanitary sewer' which inevitably contributes to DNA changes and sicknesses in people, animals, plants . . . the entire environment. 'Upstream to... Read More
IFFC LLC
I have invented a way to lower to cost of installing the wiring for intelligent irrigation systems. Currently, the wire pair is run separately from the plastic irrigation pipe. I propose to embed the wire pair in the plastic pipe. This should lower... Read More
Planet Forward
Water is often called the "canary in the coal mine" of climate change--how we use, save and clean our water will be a big indicator of how well we adapt to the changing climate. Do you have an idea for keeping the water flowing? Tell us.
After a disaster, how do you protect your water supply from contamination? Osorb would absorb the toxic chemicals in the water and keep oil, pesticides, gases, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals out of the groundwater.
The George Washington University
DC's chief environmental officer, Christophe Tulou, has devised a plan to protect the nation's capital from storm damage. See the engineering innovation that is protecting the monuments on the national mall. Watch
The George Washington University
GWU's solar thermal system heats up the water for three on-campus dorms. How much did the sixth largest installation cost the university? Zero. Watch
The George Washington University
Did you know beer could be green? Neither did we. At first when my partner and I set out to do this project, we thought our innovation was the fact that a local brewery, DC Brau, reused their waste by paying farmers to take it to their farms and... Read More
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
How do we protect and efficiently use the water we do have? These researchers in California collected rainwater, that would otherwise be wasted, in wetlands and swales so it could be reclaimed and used in agriculture.

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