Water

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.
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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
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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
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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.
You might be surprised to learn that great ideas are coming out of Milwaukee's Sewage District, but their sustainability programs are so innovative, they're attracting new workers who want to jump on board. Learn why
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Explorer and friend of Planet Forward's, Robert Swan, travels to the mouth of the Ganges River to see--first hand--the state of the glacier that supplies water for 400 million people. How can we help solve this looming crisis? Watch
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University of Alaska researchers developed a numerical model of the ice-covered Arctic ocean that includes tides. They used a highly innovative approach that embeds the sea ice directly into the ocean model. The results of the model compare... Read More
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Vietnam is one of the 10 countries considered most vulnerable to climate change. How are the people there coping with the changes? PISA, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, visits a rice growing community to discover what adaptation... Read More

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