Blog  /  July 2016

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Nebraska: Funding for the Future

By Matt Riley

It is notable that Nebraska, a state that has been hamstrung by droughts and legal issues in the water industry, has made a move forward towards getting necessary funding for water projects. The problems range from utilities clearing out nitrates from their water systems to farmers overusing water to irrigate their crops. An article from the Lincoln Journal Star expounds on this funding stating that the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission awarded nearly $11.5 million to 16 projects throughout the state and that another round will be happening from July 16th-31st.

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As Water Scarcity Looms, Regions are Looking to Desalination

By Eric Sokol, SplashLink

Due to rising sea levels, depletion of freshwater resources, and increased drought in water-stressed areas, cities and nations are looking to new, innovative solutions to sustain water consumption levels. One technology that has been receiving a lot of attention – and financial support – is water desalination technology. Natural implications like the drought in California, and the drying of aquifers is forcing the American west coast to develop and brainstorm solutions to their water problems.

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An Olympic-Sized Problem

By Jason Wuliger

Soaring mountains, beautiful beaches, picturesque vistas and Carnaval – that is Rio de Janeiro. I am sure that Olympic organizers were picturing this Rio, not mosquito-borne diseases and sewage-infested waterways, when the city was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics. I never thought water quality reports would be a focus of ESPN, but that is the reality with the 2016 Olympics, which kick off next month.

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Taking a Regional Approach to Water Innovation

By Eric Sokol, SplashLink

In an effort to drive water technology innovation and boost regional economies, the US EPA started the Environmental Technology Innovations Cluster Program. As the parent organization, the US EPA encourages collaboration, communication, and partnerships across regional clusters. Today, there are 16 clusters recognized by the US EPA with many regions working to identify and bring key organizations to the table each day.

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