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Q&A: Solution to the challenge of water phosphate regulations Special

Phosphate and phosphonate chemistries can help to control water systems. However, they can lead to dangerous levels of microbial growth. To overcome this, a nutrient-free industrial cooling corrosion control program has been developed.

International World Water Day and startling global facts

Each year, on March 22, the United Nations marks international world water day where a series of events are held and facts about access to clean water broadcast. This is to highlight just how many people still do not have access to clean water.

Dirty tap water has Rio residents on edge

Rio De Janeiro - First the water was dirty, then it was full of detergent: Rio de Janeiro residents have had some disturbing stuff coming out of their taps, the latest environmental bungle for Brazil.

Alarm over Rio's drinking water causes run on supermarket stocks

Rio De Janeiro - Widespread complaints over foul-smelling drinking water in Rio de Janeiro have triggered a run on supermarket bottled water, though the public utility denied any health risk Wednesday.

Erdogan, Istanbul rival lock horns over 'crazy canal'

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream project of building a canal in Istanbul to rival those at Suez and Panama has turned into a political showdown with the city's new mayor.

Five years of thirst: S.Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought

- South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.His excitement was short-lived. Just a few days later, the forecast changed. It was back to cloudless sunshine.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

'Ghost' fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and other marine organisms.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Thousands of dead fish wash up on drought-stricken Greek lake

Thessalon - Thousands of fish washed up dead on the shores of Lake Koroneia in northern Greece on Thursday as a result of high temperatures and declining water levels, authorities said.

Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital

La Paz - Water resources are running dry in the world's highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement.

Controversial study links fluoridated water during pregnancy to lower IQ

Washington - A study published Monday linked consumption of fluoridated tap water during pregnancy to lower IQ scores in infants, a finding at odds with decades of public health messaging extolling the mineral's benefits in reducing cavities.

Quarter of world's population facing extreme water stress

Washington - Nearly a quarter of the world's population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to "day zero" conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report released Tuesday.

Poland needs to save water for (non-)rainy day

Warsaw - With his two fishing rods planted firmly on the bank of the Vistula river, 85-year-old Tadeusz Norberciak peers at rocks exposed on the dry riverbed, a telling sign of Poland's looming water crisis.

Water system of medieval German city gets world heritage status

Berlin - The German city of Augsburg was Saturday granted World Heritage status by UNESCO for its over 800-year-old water management system boasting an aquaduct, water towers, ornate fountains, canals and hundreds of bridges.

Drought leaves Indian city of 4.65 million people without water

It is becoming an increasingly common story - Another city is running out of drinking water. Chennai, India, the country's sixth-largest metropolis with 4.65 million people, is facing a dire water shortage.

Dry lakebeds and fights for water as drought grips India's Chennai

Chennai - Angry residents fight in queues at water taps, lakes have been turned into barren moonscapes and restaurants are cutting back on meals as the worst drought in living memory grips India's Chennai.

Heatstroke kills monkeys as India suffers in searing temperatures

New Delhi - A troop of monkeys died from suspected heatstroke in India as scorching temperatures that have lasted more than a week take a mounting toll on humans and animals, media reports said Saturday.

Man killed in fight over water in India amid deadly dust storm

Chennai - A 33-year-old man died after a fight over water in southern India, police said Friday, as the country gasped from extreme heat and storms that killed 24 in the north.

Smart way to collect and purify water, inspired by a rose

Austin - The shape and structure of a rose has inspired scientists to develop a smart way to collect and purify water. This low-cost invention provides a practical means to purify water in areas with scarce clean water supplies.

Unprecedented amount of water found under Martian north pole

Using advanced radar technology, astrophysicists have discovered a large reservoir of frozen water lying between sand layers under the north pole of Mars. This shows there are further mysteries to be revealed about the 'red planet'.

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

Manila - When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.

Advancing the design of pharma water systems for medicinal safety Special

Dublin - Water may seem like a routine part of the production of medicines but water contaminated with microorganisms is a cause of drug product recalls and can lead to patient harm. The importance of water quality was the theme of a recent conference.

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy shares water safety tips

​May 15 is International Water Safety Day. Olympic gold medalist swimmer and world record holder Ryan Murphy (100 meter backstroke) shared his water safety tips.

Historic water levels at Iraq reservoirs and dams: officials

Kuwait - Water levels in Iraq's reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding.

Egypt Red Sea province to ban single-use plastic

Hurgada - Egypt's Red Sea Governorate is to introduce a ban on single-use plastics that are destroying marine life, the province's top official said Wednesday.

In Rwanda, a source of forgiveness after genocide

- A trickle of water flows out of a lush green valley in Rwanda, the two villages on either side of the life-giving spring living peacefully with each other for years.Then the horrors of the 1994 genocide changed all that.

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

Juatuba - Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, taking care not to splash himself with water he says is toxic.
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Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.
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Protect our land our water our rights
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The view into a valley from the side of Interstate I40 near Crossville, TN.
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DOWNTOWN: A view of downtown Flint, Michigan, is seen in this photo taken from the Flint River.
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A dry riverbed in California. Photo taken: March 15, 2009
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This photo was taken on January 1, 2011 in Mundingburra, Townsville, Queensland, AU.
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A man and his bicycle seem to float on water as the road is submerged in flood including the vast ricefield behind him in the Philippines
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North Crimea Canal flowing at peak flow. Sept. 23, 2008.
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There are several streams and rivers that create mini waterfalls along some of the areas hiking trails.
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