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.

Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
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The George Washington University
Tom Wagner’s vast usage as a media source, and some of his practiced/repeated key-points highlight an important job researchers have that is easy to overlook. 
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With D.C.’s famous monuments in sight, the Potomac has been deemed by many “the nation’s river,” and it serves a much larger purpose than you might realize.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
Harvest time brings lots of food-centric holidays. We consider the amount of hidden water that goes into food production, from seed to table.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
The Hoover Dam, 80 years old this week, is both a hydroelectric plant and distributes water to the arid Southwest. What role is the drought playing in today's Hoover Dam and Lake Mead?
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés had recently vanquished Mexico the last time California’s snowpack was as low as it is today. The Sierra Nevada mountains, which provides the parched state with up to a third of its water supply, is at its lowest... Read More
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Arturo Vittori is the co-creator of Warka Water, a device that pulls water from thin air in the form of condensation, allowing isolated villages to access clean water all year long.
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

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