Where's the Water?

UNSW Australia
Because there is less water available during a drought, water often picks up more minerals from the soil or ground and becomes saltier. These researchers in Australia say that their technology can efficiently filter water and remove salts so plants... 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.
Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
U.S. Fulbright Fellow
On the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, rainfall is heavy in the early months of the year, but nearly nonexistent during the second half. The island lacks the infrastructre to store water throughout the year, as reservoirs often leak and... Read More